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Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Expert tips for scoring free trips

Expert tips for scoring free trips


Expert tips for scoring free trips

Posted: 19 Dec 2011 01:02 AM PST

Frequent travelers share some of their (sometimes extreme) tricks for banking enough miles and points to take free vacations and earn elite status.

Best time to buy airline tickets

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:39 AM PST

HLN Money Expert Clark Howard reveals some strategies for getting the best deals on airline tickets.

Where to get married like a star

Posted: 19 Jan 2012 11:40 PM PST

The approach of Valentine's Day may bring thoughts of love, perhaps even marriage. Here's where to get married like a star.

Marilyn Monroe slept here

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 06:44 PM PST

Back in the days when celebrity was worn with the elegance and grace of diamonds and mink, the Beverly Hills Hotel was where the stars played. W.C. Fields, Humphrey Bogart and the Rat Pack tippled at the bar, Katharine Hepburn did a back flip into the pool in her tennis clothes, and Elizabeth Taylor honeymooned in the bungalows out back -- six times.

Make the front-desk clerk your ally

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 01:32 AM PST

When it comes to hotel rooms, the definition of "best" is in the mind of the key holder. Here's how to be sure that you're getting the best possible room to suit your needs.

Don't rule out all Middle East trips

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 02:54 AM PST

Nervous American travelers will likely choose to avoid the entire Middle East right now, but travel experts say that plenty of region's diverse destinations are calm and open for business.

Don't be a hellish houseguest

Posted: 11 Jan 2012 06:45 PM PST

A recent article about using friends' homes as hotels inspired readers to come up with more ways to get a return invite -- and some things to avoid if you want to be welcome again!

Paris

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 02:39 AM PST

As Valentine's Day approaches, we explore all of Paris' glittering allure through the beautiful photos submitted by our iReporters.

London landmarks

Posted: 21 Feb 2012 02:39 AM PST

London is brimming with historic and iconic sights that create perfect picture postcards. iReporters take us on their own personal tour of London's best with their photos.

Virgin Islands

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:32 AM PST

The British and U.S. Virgin Islands offer crystal blue waters and beautifully serene escapes. iReporters shared their photos with us.

Mexico's Yucatan

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:32 AM PST

From the brilliant aquamarine waters of Cancun to lazy, sun-soaked days in Villadolid and Merida, iReporters take us on a tour of photos from the Yucatan Peninsula.

Fun with ice

Posted: 17 Jan 2012 08:33 PM PST

Ice isn't much fun on the road, but add new shapes and bright lights to the ethereal frozen stuff and you have a festival on your hands.

City lights

Posted: 07 Feb 2012 03:32 AM PST

Landmark cities take on a whole new allure at nightfall. Let iReporters guide you through some of the world's most glittering cityscapes.

Best of 2011

Posted: 10 Jan 2012 12:15 AM PST

iReporters transported us all across the globe with their awe-inspiring travel photos in 2011. These are some of our favorites.

Austria

Posted: 20 Dec 2011 11:57 PM PST

From the rugged, sculpted wilderness of Austria's mountains to its richly historic cities like Vienna, iReporters take us on a journey across this majestic country with their photos.

Massachusetts

Posted: 29 Nov 2011 02:44 AM PST

From the bustling city to the calming atmosphere of the coast, Massachusetts is a vacationer's wonderland. iReporters shared their favorite, iconic photos from all across the Bay State.

Morocco

Posted: 24 Nov 2011 02:26 AM PST

Scenic ski trips

Posted: 18 Nov 2011 12:31 AM PST

From the snowy mountains of Nagano, Japan, to Telluride's inviting slopes in Colorado, iReporters share photos and stories of their favorite ski trips.

Secrets to 10 cruise ports

Posted: 08 Mar 2012 01:30 AM PST

Even the hottest port has a few places where you can get off the beaten path. Here are some recommendations that will make you feel like you're in the know, before you get off the ship.

Airplane offenses: Stinky edition

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 01:18 AM PST

If painting your nails on a flight can get you arrested, why can't stinkier airplane offenses get some attention from the sensitive noses of our nation's flight attendants and law enforcement?

Iditarod: A spectator's guide

Posted: 07 Mar 2012 01:20 AM PST

It's a competition that brings out some of the toughest, hardiest, most ferociously determined athletes in the world. In fact, most of the competitors in this sport aren't even human.

Cherry blossoms coming soon

Posted: 02 Mar 2012 04:06 AM PST

Wherever cherry trees thrive and are beloved, look for cherry blossom festivals as an annual rite of spring.

Seven underrated ski resorts

Posted: 23 Feb 2012 06:27 PM PST

You've heard of Aspen, Jackson Hole and Whistler, but how about Copper Mountain, Grand Targhee and Revelstoke? For great snowfall, value and fewer crowds try these lesser-known resorts.

Travel to feed your soul

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 03:05 AM PST

Here are some retreats and trips designed to give you some "me" time, to restore your spirit and your body and return you home with just a few weeks before spring blossoms.

Spectacular hotel rooftop pools

Posted: 01 Mar 2012 03:08 AM PST

Who needs the beach? Hotels around the globe are creating the ultimate urban oasis: rooftop pools with a view.

Hawaii for beach haters

Posted: 26 Feb 2012 11:35 PM PST

If you're a beach hater, don't dismiss Hawaii just yet: there's plenty to do on the islands where you'll never have to step foot on sand.

Four tips for tough photo scenarios

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:38 AM PDT

Photographer Adam Fernandez reveals how travelers can take better photos while grappling with motion, glass surfaces, the elements, and--perhaps most challenging of all--other people.

10 top road trip apps

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 02:24 AM PDT

Spring breaks are starting up across the country, which means it's the beginning of road trip season. Smooth your way with these 10 apps.

911 calls show passengers' fear

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:20 AM PDT

For several fear-filled minutes last Friday, three passengers on board American Airlines flight 2332 in Dallas called emergency dispatchers to report a flight attendant's apparent meltdown, asking for help and trying to make sense of her strange rant.

Today's photo: Sleepy lion

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:42 AM PDT

Four tips for tough photo scenarios

Posted: 14 Mar 2012 01:38 AM PDT

Photographer Adam Fernandez reveals how travelers can take better photos while grappling with motion, glass surfaces, the elements, and--perhaps most challenging of all--other people.

Why scouring sea for treasure is big business

Posted: 12 Mar 2012 06:33 PM PDT

Deep sea treasure hunters may evoke storybook images of swashbuckling buccaneers on daring ocean adventures.

911 calls show passengers' fear during flight attendant's rant

Posted: 13 Mar 2012 09:25 PM PDT

For several fear-filled minutes last Friday, three passengers on board American Airlines flight 2332 in Dallas called emergency dispatchers to report a flight attendant's apparent meltdown, asking for help and trying to make sense of her strange rant.

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