Have PTO You Need to Use? 5 Places to Travel This Fall

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Chances are your next paid day off isn’t until Thanksgiving. But, with school back in session, holiday ads infiltrating your Hulu stream, and the leaves changing color, wouldn’t it be nice to get away now, before the end-of-year craziness sets in? If you have some leftover PTO you need to use, take a quick vacation for a little “me” (or “us”) time! Here are some of our fall favorites. New York City, New York There’s never a shortage of things to do in New York City, and fall is a great time to visit and partake in some of the … Continued

The Best Times to Buy Airline Tickets, Book Hotels, and More

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Traveling is fun. It makes you a better person and a happier person. It’s even good for your health! Paying too much for travel does none of these things. It’s frustrating and stressful. Plus, every dollar you spend on things like flights and hotels is one fewer dollar you have for experiences! When it comes to saving money on travel, a little attention to timing can go a long way. Here are the best times to buy airline tickets, book hotels, and more. The best time to buy airline tickets There are a lot of theories out there, but the … Continued

10 Surprising Things You Can and Can’t Take in Your Carry-On

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As a regular traveler, you always make sure all of the liquids, aerosols, gels, creams, and pastes in your carry-on follow the 3-1-1 rule (you’re allowed to take liquids in 3.4-oz or smaller containers as long as they fit into 1 clear plastic bag that holds no more than 1 quart). You dutifully pour out your water bottle and chug your coffee before putting your luggage on the conveyor belt. And you always remember to leave your Swiss Army Knife keychain at home. But what about when you’re making a special trip, say, to Alaska for some backcountry hiking or … Continued

Affordable Last-Minute Labor Day Flights from Denver

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Did you wait this long to plan your Labor Day getaway? No problem! You can still get some great deals (or at least reasonable ones) on flights out of Denver this weekend. Here are 7 flights we found using KAYAK Explore, leaving Friday, Sept. 1, and returning Monday, Sept. 4. Keep in mind that prices change quickly, so if you like any of these, don’t wait! Los Angeles ($169) Head to LA for the county fair, numerous street festivals, or just a day at the beach. Here are tripsavvy’s Top 17 Labor Day Weekend Events in Greater Los Angeles. Chicago … Continued

7 Things You Didn’t Know You Could Get for Free at Your Hotel

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Don’t worry, this isn’t another list of toiletries. You’re a savvy traveler — you already know that most hotels will provide you with shampoo, conditioner, lotion, toothbrush and toothpaste, mouthwash, a comb, and even shaving cream and a razor. And it’s not another list of things you wouldn’t want anyway (do you really want to keep your keycard?). Here are 7 things that you might think you have to pay for when you travel, but you can probably get for free at your hotel. Room upgrades Just because you booked the cheapest room available doesn’t mean you have to stay … Continued

Where to Get Your Coffee Fix at Denver International Airport

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Flying out of Denver International Airport first thing in the morning? Or just need a caffeine boost to get you through the day? If you’re a savvy flyer, you avoid airplane coffee at all costs. That makes it all the more important to grab a great cup of coffee before you take off. (If you don’t know why you shouldn’t drink hot beverages on an airplane, click here for all the gory details.) Here are six top places to get your coffee fix at Denver International Airport. Caribou Coffee Locations: A, B, and C Gates and Jeppesen Terminal Yes, it’s … Continued

How to Protect Your Car from Sun and Heat Damage

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The scorching summer heat and sun can damage your car — especially if it’s not properly prepared. Here are six quick-and-simple tips for protecting your car from sun and heat damage. Tip #1: Check your car’s fluids During hot weather, fluid is used more quickly than under normal temperatures. Take a look at your car’s fluids and top up anything under the recommended levels, including the engine oil, power steering fluid, transmission fluid, brake fluid — and even your windshield wiper fluid. Tip #2: Keep your tires properly inflated Under or over-inflated tires tend to blow out more often — … Continued

Take This, Not That: Packing Tips for Weekend Trips

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Your weekend trip is almost here. You have your reservations set for a few days of fun. All that’s left to do is pack and head to the airport! As funny as it may seem, short trips often present the biggest packing challenges. It’s easy to take too much. Overpacking may not seem like that big a problem (what’s a few extra shirts?). But, you’ll be unhappy if your luggage has to be checked because it doesn’t fit in the overhead compartment or if that souvenir you bought puts your bag over the weight limit. So, while you might be tempted … Continued

10 Cheap Flights from Denver This Summer

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No summer is complete without a getaway. Take a romantic trip with your sweetie, head somewhere solo, or take the kids on an adventure they’ll never forget. The cities on our list fit the bill for summer fun that won’t cost a fortune to get to. Depending on your travel dates, you’ll spend less than $200 on a round-trip flight out of DIA. Kansas City, MO Best city for: Music lovers, foodies, history buffs, frugal travelers Music or BBQ enthusiast? Then put “The City of Fountains”, a.k.a. Kansas City, on your list for this summer. Take advantage of the affordable … Continued

DIA Parking Rates: What You’ll Pay for a Week Away

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Did you know that the average vacationing family spends $172 per trip just for parking? That’s almost what it costs for two kid’s tickets to Disneyland! (Off-peak tickets, but still!) There’s no reason to pay that much for parking, especially at DIA, where private, off-airport lots provide the same convenience as the official ones and loyalty programs can save you money on every trip. If you’re flying out of the Mile High City, here’s a breakdown of what you can expect to pay for a week of parking. _______________ Whether you want to park in a garage, in economy, or … Continued

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