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Before you travel, get trusted tips, ways to save, and advice on how to plan a safe, healthy, and stress-free family vacation.

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A Frustrating Plane Delay, and the Simple Baggie of Cookies That Made It All Better

My delayed flight led to to a life-changing interaction. >>

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6 Proven Skills for Any Emergency, From a Reader’s Digest Staffer Who’s Edited 30+ Survival Dramas

As the editor of many of Reader's Digest's survival stories, I've learned a lot about how to stay… >>

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9 Striking Photographs That Prove Wonder Is All Around Us, Every Single Day

Some of our favorite photographers show us their version of awe and surprise. >>

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How This Chance Meeting at the Ganges Changed 5 Lives Forever

An impromptu lesson in kindness inspires one man to give an incredible gift to a complete stranger… >>

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8 Gadgets that Run on a Cigarette Lighter

Cigarette lighters are still pretty much standard in cars, but how many of us actually use them to… >>

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Affordable Family Vacations: Tips to Make It Happen

Travel experts answer common questions about how you can afford a fun, memorable trip. >>

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Hoda Kotb, a Stranger on a Plane, and His Simple Advice She’ll Never Forget

On one of the Today show cohost's darkest days, her seatmate’s wise words about breast cancer… >>

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13+ Hotel Secrets You Need to Know

Hotel receptionists spill their best secrets – from how to score a discounted room to how to get… >>

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8 Stunning National Geographic Photos to Remind You How Wondrous Our World Is

Go on a journey around the globe—no passport needed!—via these images from a new National… >>

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Welcome to the Island Where People Forget to Die

On the Greek island of Ikaria, people are far more likely to live to 100, and diseases like lung… >>

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12 Ways Your Body Deals With Freezing Weather

When the temperature drops below freezing, the human body uses these incredible mechanisms to try… >>

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Maine Coast Road Trip: A Scenic Alternate to Route 1

Although Rte. 1 offers its share of eye-catching delights, the twists and turns that characterize… >>

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America’s Top 5 Cleanest Cities

From air to water to trash, Reader's Digest ran the numbers and the results will surprise you. >>

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Virginia’s Blue Ridge Parkway: America’s Longest Scenic Drive

Soaring to the crests of the ancient Appalachians, America's longest scenic drive entices travelers… >>

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40 Affordable Destinations for a Family Vacation

With one eye on a good time and the other on a good bargain, travel experts pick 40 places that… >>

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Gorgeous Glimpses of America’s Last Wild Places

Fifty years ago, Congress passed the Wilderness Act, preserving our country's most beautiful… >>

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Inside 5 of the World’s Spookiest Places and Haunted Attractions

If you enjoy a real chill, these five spots offer a chance to get close to some of the more grisly… >>

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10 Wild Parties Around the World

The biggest party on the planet is waiting for you: You're invited to join in a city-wide food… >>

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Great Road Trips: Eastern States

From the coast of Maine to the Great Smoky Mountains to Florida's Key West, Eastern states offer a… >>

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The Best, Worst, and Deadliest Roads in America: The Rankings

A special report on the nation’s highways. >>