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  • Calling the front desk? In some hotels, you can now text

    WASHINGTON — Some hotels have come up with an even quicker way to get in touch with the front desk than a phone call: a text. About 450 individual hotels, including Hyatt Regency locations, are…

  • Stay toned on travel: Tips for balancing physical activity and summer fun

    Vacations are meant to be fun, relaxing and a break from the daily grind, but if you’re not careful, they can do some major damage to your health. Don’t let one week in paradise ruin all of your hard work.

  • Five Ways to Travel Free This Summer

    (NEW YORK) — For travelers looking to book a summer vacation, get ready for sticker shock: Summer, especially summer weekends, is one of the most expensive times of the year to travel. But there are…

  • 5 Ways to Save on Your Vacation to Disney World

    Mention “Disney World” and you’re bound to get a variety of responses. Some people love it and others could not care less about it. Regardless of the response, it’s obvious that many love visiting the…

  • Summer travel deals to consider for that much-deserved vacation

    It’s Memorial Day weekend, so that means thinking (finally) about taking some time off this summer. I’m a big fan of down time for business travelers. Whether I think business travelers should travel for a…

  • Vacation home sales surge

    Sales of vacation homes in 2014 surged to the highest level since at least 2003, when the National Association of Realtors began keeping track, jumping 57.4 percent from the previous year. Vacation home sales reached…

  • 4 Retirement Destinations Where the Strong Dollar Offers a Discount

    The U.S. dollar has been on an upward tear lately after years of decline, making now the best time in more than a decade to purchase real estate in certain destinations overseas. Trying to predict…

  • 7 tips for healthy (enough) eating on vacation

    Halfway through my recent trip to Madrid, I realized I don’t always follow my own advice about how to eat healthy while traveling. So often in my private practice, my patients drill me on what…

  • Wintergreen Resort sold to Wisp Resort’s owner

    Virginia’s Wintergreen Resort has been acquired by Kansas City-based real estate investment trust EPR Properties and is now leased and managed by Pacific Group Resorts Inc., which also runs the Wisp Ski Resort in Maryland.…

  • Survey: 2 in 5 Americans took no paid vacation last year

    WASHINGTON — Many Americans choose going into the office over getting away, a new survey says. At the end of 2014, Skift.com set out to find out how many Americans take all their paid vacation…

  • Vacation Layaway: Start Saving Now for Summer Fun

    (NEW YORK) — It’s freezing in much of the U.S., but savvy travelers know that planning season for the all-important family summer vacation is now. The average family vacation cost $4,800 in 2014, according to…

  • How to take a guilt-free vacation

    With all the ice and snow, you might be envisioning yourself on a beach somewhere — listening to the surf and drinking a iced tea. But that doesn’t mean your pocket book is envisioning the…

  • Tips from a dietitian: Eat healthy on vacation

    There\’s no sense in depriving yourself of lobster rolls and ice cream cones on summer vacation — or apple cider doughnuts and IPAs as we ease into fall, but not every meal needs to be an indulgent one when traveling.

  • Fitting in fitness while on vacation

    Taking a vacation this summer? Don\’t forget to pack your gear. Exercising on vacation provides an opportunity to change up your normal workout routine, while offsetting some of those vacation indulgences.

  • How to stay healthy on your vacation

    Too much sun and heat are common causes of vacation ailments. But tropical diseases like mosquito-borne illness can lurk much closer to home.