Score free hotel upgrades with these three tips

Whether you’re a frequent flyer or traveling with your family and need to book a hotel room, use these three tips to better your chances for a free hotel room upgrade.

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10Best: American forests perfect for a fall visit

As travelers head to the woods this autumn, they’ll discover that forests offer more than fall colors. “When you’re standing in the forest, there’s a sense of perspective and peace and connection,” says Sam Hodder, CEO of the Save the Redwoods League, a 96-year-old environmental association.

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This Season’s Fairytale Wedding Destinations for Every Couple

Wedding season may be wrapping up, but that doesn’t mean you can’t fit in one big celebration — or start planning for next year.

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Airfare Expert: The three cheapest days to fly

The cheapest days to fly are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: This is a somewhat rigid rule, but while there is a little give, there are firm structural reasons why it works.

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Another major cruise line to offer free Internet

Oceania today announced it would provide complimentary Internet access to passengers staying in either a suite or a Concierge level room on any of its five vessels, starting in late 2015.

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10Best: Hidden places around the world

Some of the world’s most interesting places may not be found on maps, says Alastair Bonnett, author of Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies ($25, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt).

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A sneak peek at the year’s hottest new cruise ship

Eager for a glimpse of what some are calling the decades’ hottest new cruise ship? USA TODAY is one of a handful of media outlets today getting early access to Royal Caribbean’s soon-to-debut Quantum of the Seas,

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Tweet Your Way to Serious (Luxury!) Travel Discounts

If you’re one of those social media-phobes who think Facebook and Twitter are a waste of time, you probably haven’t heard of Hotelied, a new website that offers travelers exclusive discounted rates at curated, luxury hotels based on your social media standings and travel loyalty points.

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