Plan for Great Escapes

Dreaming of a second honeymooon or vacation house by the sea? Check out these expert financial planning tips plus real-life advice from coastal dreamers like you.

Top 10 Secrets for the Best Travel Deals

Uncover new and surprising budget-savvy shortcuts to booking flights and hotels.

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Find an Honest Travel Agent

Find an Honest Travel Agent

Surprising, but a lot of upscale travelers still rely on convenient white-glove service. You feel pampered and don’t pay a fee for hotel reservations—the hotels pay the travel agent a commission. But if you book airline travel, expect a processing fee of around $30 (still low for the headaches you save).

To find an agent, visit the American Society of Travel Agents at Enter your city and state to find an agent nearby, or do a detailed search based on the type of vacation you want.

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20 Beautiful Beach Cottages

From polished and sophisticated to rustic and casual, browse through this roundup of beach cottages to find your favorite coastal style.

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