Getting The Most From a Long-Weekend Getaway

You could – as many do – think of the upcoming Labor Day weekend as the unofficial end of summer and all its vacation time. Or you could look at it the way a savvy traveler does: as the beginning of the best season for three-day weekend getaways. After all, with so many people going […]


Ally Bank’s Guide to Pet Care While Traveling

Have a tough time deciding what to do with Fido when you travel? You’re not alone. DogVacay, a leading online home dog boarding and pet services community, released a survey earlier this summer on the state of pet travel in the U.S. It found that 72 percent of those who travel without their pets worry […]


Destination Summer: Pauline Frommer on How to Make Your Summer Travel Worthwhile

For the new Ally Bank series, Summer Well Spent, we’re bringing you a variety of ways in which you can spend your time and money wisely to ensure you’re making the most of your summer days. For this installment, we’ll look at how to make the most of your summer vacation. Whether it’s being aware […]


5 Top Food and Wine Events for Your Summer

Some people travel to visit the most beautiful beaches on the planet. Others are in search of the most thrilling ski slopes. But there’s a certain kind of traveler that would go to the ends of the earth for one thing and one thing only: a delicious bite to eat. Thankfully, those looking for a […]


Your Guide to Booking Summer Travel

It’s only been a couple of weeks since that long, long winter finally gave way to spring. And while you may still be thinking about spring planting, you may also want to look ahead to booking your summer travel. To get the best summer travel tips, Straight Talk spoke to travel journalist and Airfarewatchdog founder […]


Tuesday, May 21st: Live Twitter Chat on Smart Planning for Summer Travel

Everyone loves a summer vacation. But the amount of fun you have often depends on how well you plan your trip. To set yourself up for smooth sailing, join us for our live Twitter chat this Tuesday, May 21 at 2 PM ET / 11AM PT to share ideas and get tips about Smart Planning […]


Can’t Make it to the Masters in Augusta? Consider Checking In to These Top Golf Resorts

The Masters Tournament – the first of the year’s four major professional golf championships – tees off on April 11. But if you’re like most fans, you won’t get your golf fix seeing it greenside in Augusta, Georgia. Which is fine. Why watch others play when you can do it yourself? There are all sorts of […]


The Latest Trends in Travel Costs

Keeping an eye out for somewhere to escape to for spring break? Or are you looking forward to a summer getaway, or a vacation during the December holidays? Before you buy a plane ticket or pack your bags, there are a few travel-cost trends you may want to be aware of. Airfares Ready for Takeoff […]


The Do’s and Don’ts of Planning a Vacation

You’ve saved up for that vacation and now you’re ready to book it. But do you know what day of the week to find the cheapest flights? Or how to score an entire apartment in Hong Kong for less than what you might pay at a hotel? For all this and more, take a look […]


Why Don’t Americans Take More Vacation Time?

Studies have found that taking time off can actually increase productivity in the workplace, according to The Atlantic. Yet as our infographic points out, a significant number of Americans don’t take all their vacation days. There are a variety of reasons for this, ranging from not being able to afford to take time off, to […]

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