How to Plan a D.I.Y. Alaska Trip

In a state the size of Texas, California and Montana combined, planning an affordable itinerary can be a challenge, especially with this summer’s lack of cheap cruises.

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How to Deal With the Rental Car Crunch

The pandemic has wreaked havoc in the rental car industry, leading to a shortage of cars and sticker shock for travelers. Here are some tips for finding an affordable one.

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Deals Designed to Lure Travelers Off Their Couches

For better or for worse, travel companies are trying hard to get people, especially those who are vaccinated, back on the road (or on a plane) again.

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Breeze, Avelo: Two New U.S. Airlines Launching in 2021

There are risks to starting an airline in any economic climate. But during a pandemic? The entrepreneurs behind the budget airlines Avelo and Breeze Airways see an opportunity.

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The Sunday Read: ‘The Man Who Turned Credit Card Points Into an Empire’

Brian Kelly has created a business dedicated to maximizing credit card rewards and airline miles. What are they worth in a pandemic — and why are they worth anything at all?

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Why Medical Tourism Is Drawing Patients, Even in a Pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic has devastated medical tourism, but pent-up demand remains for affordable treatment in foreign lands.

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The Man Who Turned Credit-Card Points Into an Empire

Brian Kelly, The Points Guy, has created an empire dedicated to maximizing credit-card rewards and airline miles. What are they worth in a global pandemic — and why are they worth anything at all?

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Booking Travel in 2021? Here’s How to Protect Your Investment

The crystal ball remains cloudy when it comes to travel. Here’s how to avoid losing money if you have to cancel.

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Glamping for First-Timers

A novice camper needed a vacation. What are the options during the summer of Covid-19?

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The New Pandemic Flash Point: Your Vacation

What kind of travel, if any, is acceptable? Opinions on what’s OK and what’s not are causing fights between family members and fissures among friends.

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Hostels Try to Adapt for the Covid-19 Era

Hostels are built on the idea of community and sharing, can they survive in a time of social distancing? As European hostels reopen, they are confronting new challenges.

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Coronavirus and Booking Travel: Considering the Risk

Inexpensive deals abound, and coupled with newly relaxed change and cancellation policies, some travelers are seeing little to no risk in pointing, clicking and purchasing.

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