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Home Exchange: Travelers Can Search Over 65,000 Homes in 150 Countries & Live Like Locals for $150 a Year

Home Exchange: Travelers Can Search Over 65,000 Homes in 150 Countries & Live Like Locals for $150 a Year

In a Nutshell: Have you ever wished you could swap places with someone living in Berlin, Beijing, or Beirut for little to no cost? You can with Home Exchange, a membership-based website that helps thousands of people swap homes with like-minded individuals across the world. The company's mission is to help you live like a local and book a home swap in as easy as three steps: list your home, ask to make an exchange with another member, then you're ready to travel. For... read more »

39 Best Travel Credit Cards in 2018

39 Best Travel Credit Cards in 2018

Although some may lack any desire to stir from their lives, many, many more are oft compelled to wander the world and see what it has to offer. Indeed, the desire to travel seems to be one shared by most people, albeit to varying extents. Of course, whether your idea of a perfect journey involves a weekend road trip or a year backpacking around the world, there is one inescapable fact of modern-day travel with which we must all contend: Travel is rarely free. While many resources... read more »

Capital One® Study Shows How Long Security Lines Affect Millions of Air Travelers

Capital One® Study Shows How Long Security Lines Affect Millions of Air Travelers

In a Nutshell: With the summer travel season in full swing, travelers all around the country are experiencing longer waits at security checkpoints, and passengers who don’t properly plan and pack can see these delays cut into their vacation time. Capital One® and ORC International recently surveyed more than 1,000 Americans on how airport security lines impact the way they travel. The survey found that many travelers are altering the way they prepare for and approach their trips,... read more »

Cash in Your Travel Rewards to Experience the French-Inspired Jordan Winery in California

Cash in Your Travel Rewards to Experience the French-Inspired Jordan Winery in California

In a Nutshell: Every year, millions of travelers plan vacations around their favorite food and beverage destinations. Wineries and breweries have become popular attractions over recent years, but it hasn’t always been that way. Few people ventured into California’s wine country in the 1970s, but Jordan Winery  founders still had the vision to build a French-inspired chateau that houses  guest suites, a dining room, tasting areas, and a commercial kitchen with a full-time staff... read more »

12 Best “Study Abroad” Credit Cards for Students in 2018

12 Best “Study Abroad” Credit Cards for Students in 2018

Perhaps one of the most exciting opportunities open to college students is the chance to study abroad and immerse yourself in a brand new culture. Of course, as exciting as it may be, living in a foreign place — even temporarily — comes with its own challenges, not the least of which is navigating new currencies and payment methods. Luckily, a good credit card can solve both of those problems. With the right card, you can make purchases without worries of currency conversions... read more »

How to Mix Modern Luxury and History During Your Chicago Stay

How to Mix Modern Luxury and History During Your Chicago Stay

In a Nutshell: People travel for different reasons. Whether you’re on the move for business or pleasure, Chicago offers a little something for visitors with any type of to-do list. Nestled among the award-winning shopping, dining, and entertainment options the city offers is Hotel Allegro, which manages to easily combine modern luxury in a historic setting. Located in Chicago’s Theater District, immediately adjacent to the renowned Cadillac Palace Theater, Hotel Allegro offers... read more »

Love Art, Travel, and Credit Card Rewards? Plan the Perfect Italian Getaway with ArtTrav

Love Art, Travel, and Credit Card Rewards? Plan the Perfect Italian Getaway with ArtTrav

In a Nutshell: Every year, millions of tourists flock to Italy — and many parts of Europe — in search of some the world’s greatest works of art. Cities themselves and their museums say much about the history of different cultures. While guidebooks fail to disclose most of these locations, ArtTrav leads you to some less widely known travel, art, and cultural destinations in Italy and Europe, with art historical details and exhibition reviews designed to appeal to the... read more »

18 Best Credit Cards to Use in Europe in 2018

18 Best Credit Cards to Use in Europe in 2018

Steeped in history, culture, and cuisine, Europe is a top destination for millions of vacationers every year, with plenty of Americans taking the long trip over the pond to explore what the continent has to offer. But when even a domestic vacation can easily cost hundreds of dollars, a transcontinental adventure is likely to have a four-digit price tag. Luckily, there may be some things you can do to keep your trip on budget. For example, you can save on fees and earn rewards on... read more »

Every Pound Counts — Pack for a Purpose Helps Travelers Donate to Worthy Causes

Every Pound Counts — Pack for a Purpose Helps Travelers Donate to Worthy Causes

In a Nutshell: Hundreds of millions of people take vacations every year without realizing the effects of poverty in the areas they visit. Schools in these destinations often lack basic supplies, like rulers and chalk, and area clinics will have no stethoscopes or antibiotic ointment. Rebecca Rothney's Pack for a Purpose nonprofit has enabled travelers over the last eight years to donate nearly 250,000 pounds of supplies to community-based organizations in popular global destinations.... read more »

Jazz Up Your Credit Card Rewards Usage with a Trip to the Luxurious Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans

Jazz Up Your Credit Card Rewards Usage with a Trip to the Luxurious Windsor Court Hotel in New Orleans

In a Nutshell: Consumers who have accrued enough credit card rewards to take a vacation have many destinations to choose from. But if you’re using the rewards you’ve spent months — or maybe years — working to build, why not enjoy the spoils of your labor with a little Southern hospitality? The Windsor Court Hotel offers the finest of luxury accommodations in New Orleans, with 316 oversized guest rooms, excellent dining and bar options, a spa, and the opportunity to hear some of... read more »