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Reviews 2020-07-08T19:33:00Z
IP Best Hotels New York City 4X3

The best hotels in New York City

There are hotel options in New York City for every budget and style. We chose top-rated properties worth your attention in 2020.
Travel 2020-07-07T21:57:00Z
All our ideas on safer summer travel 4x3

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.
Travel 2020-07-07T19:52:00Z
Marriott Homes and Villas

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.
Travel 2020-07-07T16:24:46Z

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.
Reviews 2020-07-07T14:51:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-07-06T20:17:52Z

The best Airbnbs in Cape Cod

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.
Reviews 2020-07-06T19:12:00Z

The best beach chairs

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.
Travel 2020-07-06T14:22:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-07-06T14:14:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-07-04T10:47:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-07-02T18:18:00Z

6 of the top road trips in the US and where to stay along the way

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.
Travel 2020-07-02T17:06:00Z

10 of the best hotel reopening deals around the country

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.
Travel 2020-07-02T16:09:48Z

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.
Reviews 2020-07-01T21:55:00Z

The best travel mugs

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.
Travel 2020-07-01T21:33:37Z

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.
Travel 2020-07-01T15:54:00Z

Are rental cars safe to drive right now? We talked to 3 leading experts to find out.

We talked to experts including an infectious disease specialist about whether rental cars are safe, and how to best protect yourself in a pandemic.
Travel 2020-07-01T15:50:54Z

The best Airbnbs in the Adirondacks

The uncrowded Adirondacks in upstate New York is a four-season destination offering mountain scenery, refreshing lakes, and communion with nature.
Travel 2020-07-01T14:37:00Z

The best camper van rentals

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.
Travel 2020-06-30T19:22:00Z

The best hotels on Cape Cod, Nantucket, and Martha's Vineyard

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.
Travel 2020-06-30T18:52:46Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-30T18:02:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-30T16:41:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-29T21:22:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-29T19:40:16Z

The best Airbnbs in the Hamptons

The Hamptons is known for big money and oceanfront mansions, but we found plenty of affordable Airbnb listings to take advantage of.
Travel 2020-06-29T14:05:00Z

The best glamping vacations in the US

From vintage trailers on a vineyard to opulent tents that rival five-star hotels, these destinations across the US put the glam in glamping.
Reviews 2020-06-26T19:50:00Z

The best truck-bed tents

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.
Travel 2020-06-26T19:20:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-26T18:19:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-26T15:53:00Z

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.
Reviews 2020-06-25T21:33:00Z

The 16 weekender bags we turn to most often because they're easy to pack and comfortable to carry

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.
Travel 2020-06-25T21:06:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-25T19:00:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-25T18:15:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-25T16:21:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-25T14:24:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-24T18:47:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-24T18:14:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-24T15:33:44Z

The best Airbnbs on the Jersey Shore

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.
Travel 2020-06-23T21:11:00Z

The best hotels in Myrtle Beach

Myrtle Beach's 60 miles of sand is framed by amusement parks, shopping malls, family attractions, golf courses and of course, lots of hotels.
Travel 2020-06-23T19:43:00Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-23T18:58:00Z

The best hotels in Tybee Island

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.
Reviews 2020-06-23T16:33:00Z

18 brands that offer excellent warranties — plus some of our favorite products from each

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.
Travel 2020-06-23T14:11:00Z

The best RV rentals

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.
Reviews 2020-06-22T21:09:00Z

The best checked luggage

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.
Travel 2020-06-22T21:00:00Z

The best hotels in Destin, Florida

Many Destin hotels have reopened with new social distancing guidelines; we rounded up the best picks with details on their COVID-19 policies.
Travel 2020-06-22T19:36:00Z

The best Airbnbs In Rhode Island

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.
Reviews 2020-06-22T16:40:00Z

The best travel backpacks

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.
Travel 2020-06-22T15:49:00Z

The best car rental companies

These are the best car rentals for 2020 based on price, locations, cancellation policies, customer service reviews and ratings, with thorough new cleaning procedures.
Travel 2020-06-22T15:07:34Z

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.
Travel 2020-06-18T22:03:00Z

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.
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