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10 Reasons You’re Spending More on Vacations Than Travel Experts

Want to know how the “the experts” travel more often, but somehow spend less? Here’s a list of 10 expert habits that could help save a few dollars on your next trip.

As travel costs reach near-record-breaking points this season, travelers everywhere are searching high and low for the “best deal.” With gas projected to reach almost $6 this summer and the average domestic roundtrip flight lingering around $400, any expert tip to save money on vacation is bound to yield worthy results. Want to know how the “the experts” travel more often, but somehow spend less? Whether you’re planning a regional road trip or an international getaway, these tips are bound to help out. Here’s a list of 10 expert habits that could help save a few dollars on your next trip.

The 7 Top Countries to Visit for Tennis Junkies

Maybe you’ll catch a training star!

All through the year, tennis players hop from one destination to another for a chance to lift a trophy. Everyone knows about the four Grand Slams—Wimbledon, Roland Garros, U.S. Open, and Australian Open—but there are other monthly events that keep tennis players’ and enthusiasts’ schedules full. The feeling of watching your favorite players hit their signature shots just a few feet from you is indescribable, and you can plan your holidays to coincide with WTA and ATP events happening around you. You know what would be even better? Watching some practice shots, digging into the history of your players and what made them who they are, and hanging out at their favorite places. There are companies that specialize in tennis tours and sports tourism, but you can start your own research here with these places that are associated with the best tennis players of all time.

The 10 Best Cocktail Bars in LondonAccording to a London Bartender

One of the best ways to explore London is by sipping your way through it.

I learned to bartend at a small bar in East London, and when I wasn’t behind the bar concocting something new, I was sipping my way around the city known for its love of a good drink. After all, London is home to some of the best cocktails in the world (it’s even where the espresso martini was invented). Hundreds of tastings later, these are the 10 best London cocktail bars I’ve discovered.

25 Ultimate Things to Do in Alaska

Big and beautiful, there’s so much to do in the 49th state. Here are just a few of the best things to do in Alaska.

Few places inspire the same level of awe as Alaska—famous for its beautiful and unspoiled wilderness, towering snow-capped peaks, and prodigious wildlife. It’s a place that inspires big dreams and epic adventures. While it’s a hub for powder-hounds, fishermen, hikers, campers, and general outdoor enthusiasts, it’s also a place with culturally-rich cities and delightfully quirky towns where artists, foodies, and history buffs are all welcome. The state is vast. If you superimpose Alaska over the continental States, its northern coast would cover much of the Midwest, the southern panhandle would extend into Florida, and the islands that make up the Aleutian Chain would start in Texas and end in the San Francisco Bay. With so much area to cover and so many opportunities for one-of-a-kind adventures, if you’re traveling to Alaska, it can be hard to decide the best places to visit and things to do. Consider this a guide to get you going. WHEN IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT ALASKA?Locals will tell you there’s no wrong time to visit the 49th state—there’s just poor clothing choices. That being said, most businesses are open from Memorial Day to Labor Day, the landscape is green, and animals are out-and-about.   Here’s where to get information on COVID-19 protocols, guidelines, and travel restrictions in Alaska.

11 Scams Targeting Tourists in Europe

From "free gifts" to dropped bags—don't fall victim to these classic scams.

It’s an unfortunate fact of travel: in many tourist centers, scammers prey on the unfamiliarity, gullibility, and jetlag of travelers to make some cash. Some of them are even so sophisticated that even savvy travelers can fall victim if they let their guard down. Most of the scams have a common purpose—to distract, confuse, or disorient so that you won’t notice you’re being pickpocketed, or to take advantage of situations where you’re unable to give chase. Here are a few of the most common scams prevalent in heavily-touristed areas in major European capitals. These often splinter into several variations, so keep an eye on the basic pattern.

The 15 Most Anticipated Books This Summer, According to Goodreads Members

Your summer reading list just got longer.

Listen up, class. Here’s your summer reading assignment. We’ve got everything from breezy romantic fare to true crime-y page-turners, bizarro near-dystopian fiction to full-on sci-fi, and everything in between. Some of the most anticipated, buzzed-about 2022 releases are coming out this season, and we can’t think of a more perfect addition to your suitcase than one of these 15 books. These 15 selections actually had the highest amount of “To-Read” clicks (Goodreads virtual version of adding a book to your stack.) Whether you’ll be flipping pages from the friendly skies, a train, or on the beach, pick up one of these Goodreads favorites this summer.