There are hotel options in New York City for every budget and style. We chose top-rated properties worth your attention in 2020.
6 safer, expert-backed ways to take a vacation during the pandemic, from road trips to private vacation homes and remote campsites
If you're seeking a safer vacation choice during COVID, we rounded up every idea we've covered for close to home options based on expert advice.
Marriott Bonvoy also includes private vacation home rentals through its Homes & Villas platform — here's how it works plus top rentals available to book in the US
Homes & Villas by Marriott includes over 2,000 homes in 100 destinations and are professionally managed, cleaned, and must meet high standards for quality, service, and design.
Everything to know about home rental site Vrbo, including how it works and what makes it different from Airbnb
Vrbo is a vacation rental site similar to Airbnb but that only lists entire homes. We break down how it works and what makes it different.
This expandable pet carrier is a versatile option for cats and small dogs — it's comfortable and my cat loves it
Mr. Peanut's Platinum Series Expandable Tote is an airline-approved pet carrier for cats and small dogs. Extra features include luggage and seat belt straps.
Cape Cod is an appealing East Coast beach getaway just one hour from Boston and four hours from New York, filled with sandy beaches and quaint villages.
When you head off to the beach or the great outdoors, it's nice to have a chair to bring with you. Here are the best beach chairs for any occasion.
Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host to share everything you should know before booking someone's home
Here's what a doctor, a cleaning specialist, and representatives from Airbnb say about whether it's safe to book a vacation home and how to protect yourself.
24 hotel-branded products that will mimic a luxury travel stay at home — from Ritz-Carlton sheets to Marriott wine glasses
Whether you want to splurge or save, we have options for mattresses, sheets, diffusers, robes, and more, all made for and by top hotel brands.
Babbel is a fun and flexible platform offering 13 different language learning programs to English speakers. Right now get up to 50% off subscriptions for Fourth of July weekend.
For beginners and those looking to brush up on their skills, Babbel offers an affordable way to access engaging lessons in 13 different languages.
While international trips might not feel safe, there are plenty of great destinations close to home where the drive is as much of a treat as the destination.
As travel restrictions due to the novel coronavirus ease, hotels are reopening and offering deep discounts to lure travelers back. Here are our top picks.
Everything you need to know about how Airbnb's Extenuating Circumstances cancellation policy for COVID-19 works — including some key warnings for new bookings
Airbnb rolled out an Extenuating Circumstances policy to protect travelers in case COVID-19 disrupts plans. But it has some pretty big caveats.
A spill-proof travel mug that keeps your coffee or tea hot on the way to the office can be a lifesaver. These are the best travel mugs.
Avis and Budget are offering rental car deals and savings for the summer season and beyond — including up to 35% off right now
Avis and Budget are looking to draw travelers back with summer savings. Here are some of the best car rental deals to take advantage of.
We talked to experts including an infectious disease specialist about whether rental cars are safe, and how to best protect yourself in a pandemic.
The uncrowded Adirondacks in upstate New York is a four-season destination offering mountain scenery, refreshing lakes, and communion with nature.
These are the best camper vans for a compact, economical alternative to large motor homes, with more comfort than you'll find in traditional camping.
Cape Cod and its two islands, Nantucket and Martha's Vineyard, offer a quintessential New England summer getaway and a charming and affordable off-season escape.
Everything to know about Airbnb Plus, including how listings are vetted, if they cost more, and if it's worth it
Airbnb Plus features vetted listings renowned for magazine-worthy style and thoughtful amenities provided by hosts for a next-level stay.
10 scenic getaways across the US that are within a 1- to 4-hour drive from major cities — and the best hotel to book for each
These destinations are all an easy drive from big US cities and promise fresh air, wide-open spaces, gorgeous scenery, and new policies in response to COVID.
Airbnb vs. Vrbo vs. HomeAway: Here's how each vacation home rental service works, plus their cancellation and coronavirus policies
Here are the key differences between Airbnb, HomeAway, and Vrbo in terms of search filters, booking policies, and cleanliness guidelines.
17 hotels and Airbnbs around the world are currently offering virtual classes in lieu of their usual on-site activities and events — almost all of them are free
Hotels are getting creative and turning their usual on-site programming into virtual experiences, from Cornell-approved kids' camps to Instagram cooking classes.
The Hamptons is known for big money and oceanfront mansions, but we found plenty of affordable Airbnb listings to take advantage of.
From vintage trailers on a vineyard to opulent tents that rival five-star hotels, these destinations across the US put the glam in glamping.
If you like camping, you may want to consider a truck-bed tent that you can attach to your truck. Here are the best truck-bed tents of 2020.
What to pack and how to prepare before planning a road trip this summer — 9 medical and hospitality experts weigh in with advice and tips
We interviewed an epidemiologist, an immunologist, eye and dental surgeons, and hospitality professionals for advice on how to best prepare for hitting the road.
Airbnb announced vigorous new cleaning protocols for hosts in response to COVID-19. Here's how to know if the listing you're considering is participating — or not.
Airbnb rolled out the Enhanced Cleaning Initiative, which is now live online for guests to see when considering booking a home. Here's how to use it.
After 20 years of camping trips big and small, I have my essential packing list down to a science — here's what I always bring
This extensive camping packing list covers all the basics so you're prepared, whether you plan to hike off-the-grid or drive to a nearby campsite.
Weekender bags are the Swiss army knife of luggage. If you choose to plan any weekend trips this summer, take one of these bags with you.
Fluent City is a language-learning platform that sets itself apart by offering group classes and one-on-one lessons via Zoom — but it's more expensive than other app-based options
Fluent City leverages language processing AI programs to create vocabulary and grammar lessons coupled with live video instruction and chats.
Is travel safe? We interviewed experts on risks associated with flying, booking hotels or Airbnbs, renting cars, and more, plus ideas on safe vacations during COVID-19
Experts across medicine, the travel industry, and major lodging brands discuss risks and best practices associated with all forms of travel. Here's what you need to know.
The 10 most popular places on Vrbo to rent a home for July 4 weekend — plus listings in each that are still available to book for the holiday
As states enter phased reopenings, vacation home rental site Vrbo reports an uptick in private rentals searches for July 4 weekend in these areas in particular.
4 safer summer travel ideas based on expert advice — public charters over commercial flights, private home rentals over crowded resorts, and much more
Will it be safe to travel this summer? It depends on your plans. Here are ideas for safer summer travel alternatives, including transportation, lodging, activities, and more.
19 travel books to take a global voyage without ever leaving home, including coffee table books, fiction and nonfiction reads, cookbooks, and coloring books
Satiate your wanderlust from the comfort of your home with these inspiring reads that will take you on page-turning journeys across the globe.
Elevate your next Zoom video call by transporting yourself, and colleagues, to these 13 stunning hotels and destinations around the world for free
Use these dreamy backgrounds from destinations around the world for a change of scenery on your next Zoom call with coworkers or friends.
Is it safe to travel by train during a pandemic? Doctors and cleaning experts weigh in, plus details on new protocols from Amtrak to minimize risks.
To find out how to protect yourself on trains right now, we talked to experts and a representative from Amtrak to break down what you should know before boarding.
The Jersey Shore offers a beach getaway within driving distance for many East Coasters. We found top-rated Airbnbs from Point Pleasant to Cape May.
Myrtle Beach's 60 miles of sand is framed by amusement parks, shopping malls, family attractions, golf courses and of course, lots of hotels.
Airbnb is offering online experiences via Zoom video calls. I tried 2 of them and would readily sign up for more — here's why
After trying out two of Airbnb's online experiences I'll definitely be signing up for more. Here's why.
We rounded up top Tybee Island hotels that include three-star accommodations and up, are well-located and rated, and can be found for close to $100 per night to start.
Many products by popular brands like Patagonia, Hydro Flask, Away luggage, and more are protected under exceptional warranties that cover manufacturing defects, even normal wear and tear.
RV rentals offer lodging, flexibility, and independence, and are attractive options to those looking to travel in 2020, but feel wary of staying in hotels or Airbnbs.
Sometimes a carry-on bag just doesn't cut it — that's where checked luggage comes in. These are the best suitcases and checked bags you can buy.
Many Destin hotels have reopened with new social distancing guidelines; we rounded up the best picks with details on their COVID-19 policies.
Dotted with quaint coastal towns and historic sites, Rhode Island is a hidden gem for East Coast residents and those looking for a worthy road trip.
Whether you're using it to supplement a larger suitcase or traveling with just what fits on your back, a good travel backpack will keep you organized.
These are the best car rentals for 2020 based on price, locations, cancellation policies, customer service reviews and ratings, with thorough new cleaning procedures.
16 luggage and travel deals not to miss during Amazon's big style sale — including savings on top brands like Samsonite, Victorinox, and Frye
Whether a business trip or vacation is currently on your radar or not, now is a great time to snag a serious deal on luggage and travel accessories.
Cabins are trending on Vrbo and the home rental platform revealed the 5 homes most frequently saved to users' trip boards — here's a look inside each cabin
From gorgeous mountain views to classic lincoln log structures, these stunning cabins have caught the attention of Vrbo users.