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    5 day trips from London for the food-obsessed

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. For so long, London was one of those “fantastic place, bit of a shame about the food” cities—top of its class in so many ways, but never quite in competition when it came time to eat. That all seems so long ago, now; the same […]

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    Searching for the best hotel deals in Orlando? First, read this.

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. As one of the most popular destinations in the United States, it’s no surprise that Orlando also has an overwhelming number of hotels—at last count, there were roughly 120,000 rooms in the region; only Las Vegas has more. Which one’s right for you? It’s an […]

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    The last article you’ll ever need to read about rental car insurance

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. Over the years, I’ve written a lot of stories about rental car insurance—this is one of those areas that can trip up even the most seasoned traveler. In my opinion, it cannot be said often enough: Never, ever rent a car until you are certain […]

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    One of North America’s most exciting wine regions is hiding right behind Niagara Falls

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. Fame can be a hassle—just look at Niagara Falls. Even if you’ve never beheld their magnificence in person, you’ve probably got an opinion about the place. You probably think it’s a tourist trap. (It can be.) People go to hang out in heart-shaped Jacuzzi tubs. […]

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    The fascinating place just minutes from Manhattan you’ve been ignoring

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. Sitting in the shadow—quite literally—of the New York City skyline, Northern New Jersey is one of the largest population centers in the United States. It also happens to go completely ignored by, well, almost everyone. Millions of people live here in relative obscurity, in a […]

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    Looking for the hippest neighborhood in San Diego? Head to Tijuana.

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. Any given weekend evening on Tijuana’s Avenida Revolución, the casual visitor would have no trouble finding exactly what they were expecting to find, here along the legendary main artery of this sprawling border city’s historic center. The ridiculously loud bars, the aggressive come-ons, the shamelessly […]

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    12 things you need to know before visiting Seattle

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. From rough-and-ready lumber town to industrial powerhouse to glittering high tech capital, it’s been a wild ride for the New York of the Northwest. It’s not over yet, either – the forest of cranes currently working hard to reshape the region’s skyline will be your […]

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    The Las Vegas buffet survival guide

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. It’s always good to have a strategy when approaching a buffet, any buffet; in Las Vegas, where prices have skyrocketed of late, even more so. Going in? Prepare yourself. Read on. (If you’re just looking for our opinionated guide to the best Las Vegas buffets […]

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    The 5 best buffets in Las Vegas in 2017

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. With food now as much a part of the Las Vegas experience as gambling and other legitimized forms of debauchery, it should come as no surprise that the casino buffet, one of the city’s most iconic institutions, is no longer just a cheap way to […]

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    How to have the best day ever in old-school Chicago  

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. From the starchitecture of Millennium Park to that red-hot restaurant scene in the West Loop and down along a truly impressive Riverwalk, the Chicago of today is a very different city from the Chicago of even fifteen, twenty years ago. Not that there was anything […]

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    BIG DEAL: Fall weekend in Maine for $147 RT from New York

    Want to know about our deals, right when we publish them? Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. One of the best things about Maine’s Acadia National Park—and the Mount Desert Island region, for that matter—is that it’s just far enough away from the East Coast’s major population centers to deter the bulk of the casual […]

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    The best coffee in New Orleans right now

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. For much of its life ahead of the curve in a country that was until recently something of a coffee desert, it took tradition-bound New Orleans a good while to come to terms with the transformation of American cafe culture. These days, the city is […]

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    How to have the best day ever in Los Angeles—no car required!

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. When the westbound Exposition Line train slid into Santa Monica’s new Downtown station for the first time this past spring, the future of Los Angeles had arrived. For the first time since the 1950s, one of the most famous bits of coastline anywhere is back […]

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    Everything in Las Vegas is different now (okay, almost)

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. Remember that one time, not all that long ago, when so many of us were convinced that Las Vegas was over? Pfft—who even remembers what all that was about. Even with the recession barely in the rear view, today’s Sin City feels about as far from […]

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    A visitor’s guide to the perfect Paris picnic

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. One of the most remarkable differences between Paris and other cities in its class is the ease with which Parisians are able to switch gears. Nearly-annoyingly sophisticated and typically far more stylish than wherever you or I have washed up from, the lucky residents of […]

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    Eat your way through Canada’s best Chinatown for just a few bucks

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. It’s a short ride on some of the continent’s cleanest, most pleasant public transport—the automated SkyTrain, serving Vancouver and many other communities in the crowded Lower Mainland region of British Columbia. Roughly 800 restaurants cook up all manner of well-known-to-obscure specialties from pretty much every […]

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    BIG DEAL: $229 RT to Mexico City from Atlanta, Detroit, Seattle and more with United in August

    Want to know about our deals, right when we publish them? Make sure to follow Triphustle on Twitter and Facebook. Hot enough for ya? Of the many reasons to visit Mexico City, one of the least-hyped is the Mexican capital’s temperate summer weather. August average highs in the city are what you’d expect to find at […]

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    One of the best road trips in the United States is almost in Mexico

    Stay in the loop—follow Triphustle on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram for daily updates. On paper, the Santa Elena Canyon sounds rather impressive. Red rock cliffs rise up to 1,500 feet, straight into cloudless, blue sky; the clear, cool Rio Grande rushes along the canyon floor. One side is Texas, more specifically Big Bend National Park—the other, Mexico. On […]

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    There’s a city in Alabama that will change the way you think about the Deep South

    Built on the backs of the laborers that once manned its furnaces, mines and mills and quite famously a flash point in America’s civil rights struggle, Birmingham—Alabama’s largest city—has always been a tough kind of town. Then, once all that was over, the region seemed to simply turn its back on the once-heavily industrialized core, […]

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    BIG DEAL: Weekends in New York City from $139/nt in July and August

    Want to know about our deals, right when we publish them? Make sure to follow Triphustle on Twitter and Facebook. Summer—particularly towards the end—is typically New York’s quiet time. Come August, you’ll find even the most city-centric locals clambering for the nearest bridge or tunnel. Offices end up almost eerily quiet, restaurants start being polite to walk-ins, […]

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    7 are-you-serious-right-now travel fees (and how to successfully avoid them)

    So you found your flight, your hotel, the rental car’s booked—maybe you’re one of those supertravelers that already knows how much you’re going to spend per day on food and incidentals. All set, all done, no surprises. Or so you think. As one finds far too frequently when on the road nowadays, the cost of […]

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    BIG DEAL: $394 New York-Helsinki in August with Finnair!

    Want to know about our deals, right when we publish them? Make sure to follow us on Twitter and Facebook. Here’s something you don’t see every day—a summer deal to northernmost Finland, surely one of the best places to sit out the last of the steamy August weather New York is so famous for. There’s a catch—you’ll have […]

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    Need to do Charleston on a budget? Let us help.

    One of Charleston’s greatest accomplishments—doing a lot with a very little bit of space—is also one of its most notable shortcomings. When you’re one of America’s favorite small cities, things can get pretty busy, and, well—there’s only so much room for guests. This can drive the cost of a visit far higher than it ought […]

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    10 experiences that will have you falling in love with America all over again

    The United States isn’t easily defined, though many try. Traveling to each and every one of its furthest corners (in my case, over and over, during a two-decade period) can raise more questions than it answers. To truly know and appreciate this country for what it is, you almost need to treat it like a full-time job. […]

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    Four unforgettable day trips from New York City

    New York’s rather grand Hudson Valley region is many different things to many different people—this is not surprising. The land of Washington Irving’s Rip Van Winkle, for centuries now a haven for artists and artisans, after all, occupies a rather sizable chunk of real estate, stretching 150 miles north of New York City to the […]

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    8 totally not creepy nude beaches you need to try this summer

    Looking to get the perfect tan? It’s suns out, buns out at these great beaches across North America where every day is no-pants day. #1 Wreck Beach Vancouver Nearly five miles long and just fifteen minutes from downtown, this legendary strip of driftwood-lined sand is hidden away at the end of a peninsula, behind the […]

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    How to save a ton of money on your next car rental

    Unprecedented rates of consolidation in the industry, a national addiction to building expensive consolidated airport facilities (costs are, of course, nearly always billed back to the consumer) and a business model that appears to be on life-support add up to one simple fact: In far too many markets, consumers are paying way too much for […]

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    Done with Disneyland? 10 reasons to stick around and explore Orange County

    Squeezed in between scene-stealing Los Angeles and family-friendly San Diego, with one notable exception—Disneyland, obvs—many visitors to Southern California leave without ever having really engaged with Orange County, one of the West’s most compelling places. They’re making a huge mistake. From glam beach villages to up-and-coming downtowns, exclusive resorts to unique ethnic enclaves, Orange County […]

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    Do you know about the secret hotels with no resort fees, seconds from the Las Vegas Strip?

    In an era where many Las Vegas hotels charge hidden nightly resort fees that can exceed the nightly rate (depending on the time of year, this is totally a thing now), a good, honest deal might appear to thing of the past. It’s not. The deals have just—for the most part—moved away from the Strip. Typically, there […]

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    How to have the best day ever in St. Louis

    Triphustle on St. Louis

    Do you find America to be boring in the middle? You’ve probably never been to St. Louis, the antithesis of your stereotypical flyover metropolis. The city is old, for starters—old in that way you can really feel, its French roots sticking out further than many might expect. St. Louis is a place suspended between many Americas—a […]