Tips for Booking a Hotel in Amsterdam

By Tom Meyers

Navigating all of the accommodation choices can be a bit confusing. Which neighborhood? How many stars? What’s in the rooms? What’s a good deal? We're here to help.

Eating Cheap in Paris: Great meals for less than €10

By Kaitlin Davella

Paris has a reputation for being romantic, fashionable, and as most are quick to add, expensive. While the food is almost always quite good, a nice dinner in the City of Lights can run up quite a tab. While we highly recommend treating yourself to a classic French meal at least once during your stay, for those other nights when you’d like to reign in your budget it’s wise to have a few cheap and delicious options in mind.

With that in mind, here are eight trusted Paris dinner spots, all of which can be enjoyed for less than €10.

Using Contactless Credit Cards When You Travel

By Jason Cochran

The new twist in credit card purchases is contactless payment—how does it work, and can you use your credit card on vacation?

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Do I need a passport to cruise?

By Thomas Faddegon

In light of heightened border security and thorough Transportation Security Administration (TSA) searches, it seems like a given that you need a passport to go on a cruise. Surprisingly enough, the cruise industry has a loophole that lets American passengers soak in the beautiful beaches of the Caribbean and other destinations without a passport on “closed-loop” sailings out of U.S. ports.

The 5 Best Restaurants on Carnival Ships

By Sherri Eisenberg

Just how far has Carnival come from the days of bland buffets and wan salad bars? Well, if you book a cruise on one of the line’s newer ships, you’re bound to be pleasantly surprised. Not only are there more options than ever before, but many are a big upgrade from years past. Check out our favorites and see if you agree:

7 Popular Tourist Traps — and Where to Go Instead

By Bob Payne

Ever wonder why tourist traps are so popular? Sometimes, it’s as simple as name recognition, created by effective marketing, and a lack of knowledge about other choices.

The Ins and Outs of Package Vacation Deals

By Pauline Frommer

When does it pay to bundle together airfare and hotel costs and when should you try other methods of saving money?

How to Find Travel Bargains Using Coupon Sites

By Chris Gray Faust

Always read the fine print -- and know the blackout dates -- before booking discounted travel deals on coupon sites like Groupon or LivingSocial.

Travel Safety Tips: I Lost My Wallet, Now What?

By Zach Honig

Losing your wallet can happen to even the most seasoned traveler. Either you forgot it on a counter or left it in a cab, or worse, a pickpocket makes off with it. So how can you board the plane without ID? Read on.

Help with Converting Currency, ATMs and Other Traveling Financial Nightmares

By Charis Atlas Heelan

Just when you thought that the banks and credit card companies couldn't get any greedier, now they are determined to make your overseas dream vacation even more expensive.

Europe's Big Three Tourist Websites Dense with Info and Deals

By Robert Haru Fisher

Airfones Get Cheaper: Is This a Good Thing?

By Sascha Segan

Budget Hotels Ascend With New Frequent-Stay Program

By Sascha Segan

Cendant has merged its multiple loyalty programs into one efficient über-reward system.

Lend Us Your (Mouse) Ears: Orlando on the Cheap, Complete with Air, Hotel, Meals, Car and Parks' Admissions

By Robert Haru Fisher

Consumers Union Solves the Mystery: What Online Site Is Cheaper?

By Sascha Segan

Their true value has remained shrouded in mystery -- until now.

US Airways Drops Expedia, Citing Transaction Fees

By Sascha Segan

Expedia refused to reduce their higher service fees on US Airways sales, so the carrier left the agency, which brings us to a question: Just where can you go online to compare all fares and carriers at once?

Big Ideas for Hawaii, the Big Island

By Robert Haru Fisher

If you're planning a trip to Hawaii, the Big Island, here are some of our suggestions.

Silver Wings Means Spectacular Savings for Seniors

By Sascha Segan

Depending on your destination, United Airline's Silver Wings Plus program can save 'seniors' serious bucks.

Far & Wide Goes Bankrupt: What's a Stranded Traveler to Do

By Sascha Segan

The holding company for 21 well-known tour operators, went bankrupt and shut down several of its subsidiaries disrupting travel plans for 15,000 people. Here's what you need to know.