more about: travel

Save 20% on the Goodbyn Bynto Kit

Tots can keep busy decorating the outside with dishwasher-safe stickers, then enjoy the snacks and drink stashed inside. Available in seven colors. Visit store.goodbyn.com, and enter the code REAL2011 at checkout to save 20 percent. *Discount available from October 1, 2011 until November 30, 2011, or while supplies last.

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Entertaining Out-of-Town Visitors

Most of my friends live here in New York but jobs, graduate school, and familial obligations have scattered a few of my closest friends throughout the East Coast. I love to entertain visitors and it’s always great to catch up with an old friend, but I can’t help feeling some pressure when hosting out-of-towners. As with any highly-anticipated and planned […]

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Save on a Garmin GPS in Time for the Holidays

Avoid traffic jams: This easy-to-use device directs you to the roadway less traveled. Plus, it shows you which lane to be in before you make a turn. No subscription required. Visit garmin.com/realsimple to save $50 on the Nüvi 2460LMT and $70 on the Nüvi 1350LMT. *Discount available from October 1, 2011 until November 30, 2011, or while supplies last.

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Book Now to Save on Holiday Travel

Although it’s only mid-October, holiday travel is already on many people’s minds. Most people wait until the first week of November to book Thanksgiving travel, and by then prices have already started to creep up. (See the full Holiday Travel Outlook on CNNMoney.com) Here are a few things you can do to save on your travel costs: 1. Fly at […]

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Pet Travel: All Aboard!

Would you let your family pet travel by plane? If size restrictions ruled out coach, would you settle for cargo? I for one, would not (and I have our initial car ride of 24 hours to prove it), though I know of several families who made the tough decision to go this route in order to stay reunited with their pets […]

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Save Money at Smaller Airports

Bigger doesn’t always mean better, and certainly not faster when it comes to airports. If you already opt for smaller regional airports because they are easier to travel through, you might also be able to save some money by going with the less-traveled hub. For example, if flying from Ohio to New York City, you can save $50 per ticket […]

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Save 25% off the Ultimate Travel Essentials Kit

We found the best-kept secret for anyone hitting the road this summer. And we’re also treating you to 25% (yay!) off of it! This kit includes those items you must remember to pack like the shampoo and conditioner. This kit also includes the items you wish you remembered like the facial moisturizer and lip butter. Go to loveandtoast.com and enter […]

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Save 25% on a Compact Backpack

There’s always a spot in your home for another souvenir…or three, or four. But there never ever seems to be enough space in your luggage to get them there. Until now. The Deuter Wizard Travel Pack expands into a roomy backpack (as shown) so you have extra space for loading up on all of your treasures. Go to moosejaw.com and […]

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Save 25% on Built NY Laptop Bags!

Need a really good reason to lug your laptop on a long weekend away? We think we’ve spotted one: This soft, stretchy neoprene carry-on that protects your laptop and still has room for in-flight entertainment (books, snacks). Even when fully loaded, it won’t dig into your shoulder. Go to builtny.com and enter the code REAL25 at checkout to score 25% […]

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Thank You For Picking Your Nose

Picture my family — two adults, three children, big appetites — in a charming bistro in Paris. Steaks! Wine! Chocolate gateau everywhere! Sitting next to us is another family of four (friends with whom we are traveling) and at the other end of the table a third family (more friends from home). At the end of the meal, the bill comes and we…split it.

This seemed perfectly reasonable at the time. Mais, non.

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