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A ski vacation rental for every budget

TripAdvisor has found a budget-friendly option and an over-the-top splurge option in eight ski destinations across the country.        

Spectacular national park photos from the U.S. Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior chose their favorite national park Instagram photos to share.        

Sweet ways to celebrate Hanukkah

Celebrate eight crazy nights with edible specials from Sufganiyot to challah, cookies and cocktails at restaurants and bakeries across America.        

Vacation packages vs. a la carte: Comparing itineraries for savings

It takes some digging to see if the savings are real, but usually packages do cost less than booking airfare and hotel separately.        

Honeymoon guide: Best resorts in Punta Cana, D.R.

Here’s a look at a handful of resorts that can really deliver on their promise of a romantic holiday, each in its own unique way.        

Six Flags parks open for the holidays

In spite of the cold, you can still ride the coasters and enjoy the warm spirit at Holiday in the Park.        

Travelers, here's what to expect in 2018

With next year's travel season just around the corner, travelers and experts are assessing the 2018 travel landscape.        

50 states: 50 gifts of taste

These regional specialties add a taste of place to the season, from natural Florida sea salt to succulent Maine lobster.        

Ask the Captain: Safety risks from lithium ion batteries

The proliferation of these powerful batteries in so many devices means airlines and safety regulators must remain vigilant.        

Last Minute Gift Ideas for the Jetsetter

These gifts are perfect for anyone who travels for work or pleasure. Order by Dec 14 for Christmas delivery.        

Best and worst U.S. cities for driving: Annual Waze rankings

Everyone likes to kvetch about traffic and driving conditions, but drivers in some cities have far fewer complaints.        

The top-rated TripAdvisor attraction in 50 states

From world-class museums to scenic state parks, these places garner the best ratings and reviews.        

Emirates v. Singapore: Which airline suite is sweeter?

Global airlines are in the midst of a luxury war, with many of the top carriers rolling out new amenities to one-up their competition.        

Face off: Which airline suite is sweeter?

Global airlines are in the midst of a luxury war, with many of the top carriers rolling out new amenities to one-up their competition.        

All the eggnog to enjoy this season

Eggnog takes on all kinds of forms on holiday menus, from cocktail variations to desserts, lattes, and even hummus.        

25 most-visited National Park Service sites in 2016

These parks, monuments and recreation areas are the most popular with visitors.        

December route roundup: Where cruise lines are adding sailings

Expanded offerings in the Caribbean and Alaska are among recent announcements from Carnival, Royal Caribbean and other lines.        

10 countries where your money will last the longest

New survey shows how long you could stay in a country for around $700.        

Sedona, Ariz., surprises with destination dining

The desert town offers a completely unpretentious, refined, diverse and crave-worthy culinary landscape amid its signature gargantuan red rocks.        

Visiting South Dakota’s mysterious Spirit Mound

Unique site plays role in Native American history and the Lewis and Clark expedition.        

Enter to win a trip to Melbourne on the Qantas Dreamliner

Register with USA TODAY and Qantas and Visit Victoria for a chance to win a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Melbourne, Australia        

One of the world's biggest cruise ships, MSC Meraviglia, to sail from New York

At 171,598 tons, MSC Meraviglia is the fourth biggest cruise ship in the world.        

Dream trip for car lovers: Ferrari, Maserati and more in Modena, Italy

Northern Italy’s Emilia Romagna region is known to car enthusiasts as Motor Valley, home to Ferrari, Maserati, Lamborghini and more.        

30 best cities for cheap winter travel

Want to get away but can't justify the expense? These cities are still affordable this winter.        

Spirited bottles to gift this season

Browse the best bottles for holiday gifting, from the perfect hostess gift to a present that will impress an avid collector.        

Airlines prepare for record 51M holiday travelers for Christmas, New Year's

Airlines project they'll carry 51 million passengers for the holidays from Dec. 15 through Jan. 4, a record that would surpass 49.3 million last year.        

Oversold flight? The burden should be on the airline

You’ve booked your flight and paid for your ticket. Then you arrive at the airport and you’re told there’s no seat.