Travel Guide

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, HowStuffWorks has everything you need to know about making the most of traveling.

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Should we bring our nanny on vacation?

Child-care duties can make a family holiday feel more like a working vacation. Should you hire or bring along your nanny to take some of those duties off your plate?

10 Tips for Finding Family-friendly Hotels

Not every hotel is built for your boisterous little ones. How can you find lodging where your kids can run free and enjoy their time away from home?

Can I buy and sell airline miles?

In this travel-heavy world we live in, airline frequent flyer miles are almost as valuable as cash. But what if you want to sell your miles for cash? You can do it -- technically -- but it won't be easy.

Top 10 Tips for Having a Good Flight

Some things prevent flying from being fun -- small seats, crowded legroom and snoring seatmates top the list. But we've found 10 ways to stay healthy, rested and entertained during your flight.

How to Use Travel Booking Sites

You used to call your travel agent when you wanted to plan a trip. Thanks to the Internet, you can now book everything with just a few clicks of your computer keyboard. However, when it comes to booking online, a little research can go a long way.

How to Get Hotel and Airline Upgrades

Everyone deserves the VIP treatment -- yes, even you. So why not try to score a few hotel and airline upgrades for yourself? It's easier than you think, as long as you're discreet.

How can I get a table at a top restaurant?

In the movies, when the leading man wants a table at a fancy restaurant, he slips the host a bill. Does that work in real life?

Top 10 Weekend Getaways

If you're overwhelmed from work responsibilities or burnt out from life in general, a weekend getaway is a refreshing break from your daily obligations. Check out these 10 perfect-for-the-weekend destinations.

Top 5 Family Travel Tips

Parenting during a family trip doesn't have to be so overwhelming. In fact, if your trip is well-planned, everyone in the family can enjoy him- or herself -- parents and kids alike. Just follow these tips.

When is the cheapest time to fly?

Conventional wisdom says booking your trip two weeks out will help keep your costs down. But is there a better way to determine the best time to make your travel plans?

How to Experience a City in a Weekend

Your travel time is precious -- there's a lot to see and do, and very little time to do it in. The relaxing trip you planned may turn hectic. What should you do to experience a city on a weekend trip?

10 Romantic Getaways

Whether you're looking to rekindle the flame or celebrate your recent nuptials, you'll need a romantic spot to set the mood. Where should you go?

Top 10 Island Getaways

Most of us like the idea of escaping to a warm, tropical island to relax and lie in the sand. Where are the best islands on Earth?

How Airline E-Tickets Work

Airline e-tickets have replaced traditional paper tickets, saving consumers time and money. Learn how e-tickets work.

How Frequent Flyer Programs Work

Frequent flyer programs are part of most airlines and provide rewards to travelers. Learn how to choose a frequent flyer program and about airline alliances.

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