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From Seattle to Boston and points in between, these music-themed hotels let you live out your rock’n’roll fantasy—or country or jazz or grunge. These days, there’s a hotel out there playing your song. Whether your musical appetite skews along the lines of jazz, country, or good ole rock ‘n’ roll, you can find a property
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Kiattisak Lamchan/Dreamstime Plagued by pre-trip nightmares of landing at your destination sans luggage? The odds of it happening to you are lower than you think. Is the threat of lost luggage putting a damper on your vacation plans? Given the extra fees and the uncertainty surrounding checking a bag, it’s no surprise that many travelers
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Your family has hit the theme parks, the iconic art museums, the baseball stadiums, and national parks. You’ve done a road trip, walked through Times Square, conquered white-water rapids, and eaten lobster rolls in Maine and barbecue in Texas. And all that’s done is kindle your kids’ wanderlust. When you’re planning your next trip, check
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If you or someone you know struggles with fear of flying, these 10 expert strategies will help ensure a comfortable, panic-free flight. Does the idea of flying cause you to break out in a cold sweat? You aren’t alone. More than 25 million Americans suffer from some form of flight anxiety, making aerophobia (fear of
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Oleksandra Tsvid/Dreamstime From Lisbon to Lakeland, you’ll get your money’s worth in these overseas and domestic vacation spots. Here at Budget Travel, we appreciate a deal as much as the next frugal traveler, but for our purposes, budget doesn’t necessarily translate as cheap. To do the mental math on what, exactly, qualifies as a good-value
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Acharaporn Kamornboonyarush/Dreamstime Everything you need to know about getting a great sleep while traveling. Our story about how to sleep well on a plane, featuring advice from Roy Raymann, PhD, resident sleep expert at SleepScore Labs (SleepScore.com) and the former “Sleep Czar” of Apple, got a very enthusiastic response. We were inspired to get back
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From health and safety to comfort and fun, the National Park Service recommends packing your common sense and the right clothing, gear, and food. When it comes to America’s national parks, we wear our heart on our sleeve: For natural beauty, wildlife appreciation, and value, there may be no better vacation choice than, say, the
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A 20th-century bestseller gets a makeover for the new millennium. Fending off sharks, escaping from bears…getting through Y2K? The world looks a bit different today than it did at the turn of the 21st century, when The Worst-Case Scenario Survival Handbook was originally published, but according to authors Joshua Piven and David Borgenicht, the book’s
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Under wide-open skies with little light pollution, Canada’s sweeping landscapes seem to go on forever—which means prime conditions for watching the celestial show. With vast expanses of sky untainted by artificial light, many parts of Canada offer stellar opportunities for stargazing. The Royal Astronomical Society of Canada (rasc.ca) has recognized nearly two dozen locations as
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Planning a solo vacation? From food to lodging to meeting like-minded travelers and locals, these apps can help with every aspect of your trip. From booking cheap flights and hotels to staying fit on the go and recovering from jet lag, today’s mobile apps can solve a wide range of problems for travelers. They can
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There’s no better guide to a city than someone who lives there, so we asked local news anchor Hannah Flood for her take on culture, food and drink on the town she calls home. Hannah Flood moved to Madison in 2015 to anchor the morning newscast at NBC15 WMTV, the local NBC affiliate. It didn’t
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Arlene Hochman Waller/Dreamstime The RV-rental site names its picks for outdoor adventures in state and national parks alike. In anticipation of 2019’s National Park Week, launching April 20 with entrance fees waived nationwide, RV rental site Outdoorsy (outdoorsy.com) has introduced digital guides to more than 40 national parks and a thousand state parks across the
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Irinia Doronina/Dreamstime The Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris as it appeared before the fire of April 15, 2019. It’s been called the “beating heart of Paris,” and the iconic cathedral’s history—characterized by creation, destruction, and resurrection—sometimes reads like a Hollywood script. The April 15, 2019, fire at the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris kept people
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Tap into your inner Mick Jagger—or Ariana Grande—to realize your rockstar dreams. You might sound good singing in the shower or rocking the mic at karaoke, but now you can take your show on the road—no tour dates required. With enthusiastic hosts in destinations near and far, Airbnb Experiences (airbnb.com/s/experiences) gives travelers the opportunity to
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Courtesy Point A Hotel London Shoreditch Stylish minimalism defines this hotel in the heart of a vibrant, central London neighborhood. The colorful mural in the lobby of the Point A Hotel London Shoreditch would be well suited for an urban skate park or a trendy coffee shop—the kind that sells matcha lattes. If that—plus the
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