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The best way to have a smooth trip? Avoid common travel mistakes. Our expert travel tips will help you save on travel, know where to go (and what to avoid), pack like a pro, breeze through security, and maximize your destination time.

What Do Hotel Star Ratings Really Mean?

fancy hotel entrance Booking Strategy Sarah Pascarella

Minimum Connection Times for International Flights

Minimum Connection Times for International Flights Booking Strategy Jessica Labrencis

Five Ways to Celebrate Your Independence in Style

Small Town Fourth Adventure Travel Kate H. Knapp

The top women-only vacations for adventurous gals of all ages

The top women-only vacations for adventurous gals of all ages Women's Travel Molly Feltner

Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma on a budget

Wine tasting in Napa and Sonoma on a budget Budget Travel

Hiking the Pennine Way, An Epic Walk on the Wild Side of England

The dramatic landscape of High Cup Nick, Cumbria, England Adventure Travel Josh Roberts

Unraveling Southwest’s Mysterious Scheduling Process

Unraveling Southwest’s Mysterious Scheduling Process Booking Strategy Molly Feltner

Hiking to Havasu Falls, the Grand Canyon’s Hidden Jewel

Hiking to Havasu Falls Adventure Travel Josh Roberts

Save in New York City this summer

Save in New York City this summer Budget Travel

More California vineyard recommendations

More California vineyard recommendations Cities

After wine country, why not a brewery tour?

After wine country, why not a brewery tour? Budget Travel

California wine-country tours on a budget

California wine-country tours on a budget Budget Travel

How to get the best exchange rate

How to get the best exchange rate Budget Travel

The Dutch ABC Islands: Affordable and Hurricane-Free

Aruba, part of the Dutch ABC islands Beach Molly Feltner

Top 5 value tour operators for seniors

Top 5 value tour operators for seniors Booking Strategy Molly Feltner