It’s Not Too Late to Score Airfare Deals for Summer

Now the good news: it’s never too late to save. Here’s how. 1. Look for weekend getaway deals Not so long ago airlines would routinely slash a sizeable number of unsold last-minute fares to fill up empty seats. They don’t have to this anymore thanks to computerized systems that control capacity to keep seats filled […]


Best Airline Rewards Programs

Figuring out which frequent flyer or miles programs is best for you takes some research. Let’s begin with basics. Best Miles Programs: The Basics First of all, where do you live and where do you fly? This can make it pretty easy to choose the ‘best’ program if you only have one airline at your […]


Airline Frequent Flyer Programs and How They Work

Airline miles programs, sometimes called frequent flyer programs, began popping up shortly after the 1978 Airline Deregulation Act. It was a way for airlines to set themselves apart from the pack and gain customer loyalty. One of the first was American Airline’s AAdvantage, which began in 1981. It remains one of the most popular miles […]


Boomer Travel Tips, Destinations, and Trends

Travel is alluring in every sense: it’s a chance to see the unknown, explore, and grow as an individual. Unfortunately, the everyday demands of work often prevent people from traveling as much as they’d like. Of all the things to look forward to about post-work life, travel is one of the most enticing. According to […]


How to Save on Airfare for Your Summer Travel

The summer travel season is right around the corner and the travel industry is gearing up for one of the busiest times of year. analyzed summer airfare and states “while airfare is up half-a percent year over year; this year travelers may feel a pinch in their wallets due to a decrease in competition, […]


Why Vacations Are Important: Improve Your Health and Productivity

Do you live to work or work to live? America is a nation of workaholics. We take pride in hard work, initiative and achievement – proudly defending the “work hard, play hard” mentality.  Yet, we’re not getting nearly enough “play” time to recharge and revitalize. The average time worked by full-time employees has ticked up […]


Learning Vacations For Adults

Vacations are all about kicking back and relaxing. But if you’ve become bored with the routine cruise, beach escape and touristy attractions and crave the opportunity to challenge yourself, maybe it’s time to expand your horizons and knowledge with a learning vacation. Vacationing with a purpose, in a new location, can be a great vacation […]


5 Ways to Save Money on Summer Travel and Vacations

There’s no denying it, winter can be hard. Sometimes, it seems like the warm weather is never going to arrive – but it always does. And when the time finally comes, chances are you’re going to want to jet out of town and enjoy the sun and scenery for a relaxing summer vacation. Unless you’re […]


Behind the Scenes with Kiplinger: Travel Reviews and Taxes [Video]

As warm weather sets in and the kids get out of school, the itch for vacation sets in. As you plan your budget and research destinations, you’re likely to read online reviews to find the best places to stay and play at the best prices. Online reviews play a huge role in our choices of […]


In Retirement, Travel While You Pursue Your Passion

At Ally Bank, we believe retirement can be a time to discover an enjoyable, new way of life. In our recent survey with Kiplinger, we asked how people plan to spend these years. Not surprisingly, 77% of those surveyed said they hope to travel, which was the number one response. But the data showed that […]

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