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The 9 best Airbnbs in Orlando, from a family home with its own arcade to a condo right by Disney Springs

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Thanks to its world-class theme parks, Orlando is a popular year-round destination.The city can be expensive during peak times, but we found top-rated Airbnbs under $300 per night.Experts and the CDC also say Airbnbs are safer than hotels due to minimized contact with others. Despite the ongoing pandemic, Orlando remains one of the most-visited cities in the United States. The proliferation of wor...
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The 15 best hotels in New Orleans, from boutique hotels in the French Quarter to well-known chains like Ace and Ritz-Carlton

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. TripAdvisor New Orleans is known for its colorful festival culture, delicious cuisine, and historic neighborhoods. Though Mardi Gras parades are canceled this year due to COVID-19, there's still plenty to enjoy.We rounded up the best New Orleans hotels for every budget and included in-depth reviews for all. Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning...
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The iconic French Quarter might be quieter than usual right now, but the Royal Sonesta New Orleans still offers an opulent stay overlooking Bourbon Street

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The lobby fountain is a real statement piece. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Royal Sonesta New Orleans is an upscale hotel in the center of the historic French Quarter.There are COVID restrictions on some top amenities, but it's still a refined retreat at a good price. I stayed in a Deluxe King thanks to a free upgrade and enjoyed the high level of service and decor.Read more: Is it safe to stay i...
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10 of the best Las Vegas Airbnbs, from a villa with a private pool to an apartment with views of The Strip

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Thanks to its world-class entertainment and dining, Las Vegas is a popular year-round destination.While the city is known for its iconic hotels, there are plenty of worthy Airbnb options.We rounded up the best Las Vegas Airbnbs, ranging from $83 to $325 per night to start.Read more: Which is safer: Airbnb or hotels? Here's what doctors and the CDC say.Despite the ongoing pandemic, many Ameri...
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The Old No. 77 Hotel in New Orleans is a budget-friendly stay with an excellent restaurant - but it has few other on-site amenities

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Old No. 77 Hotel The Old No.77 Hotel is a boutique property in the Central Business District of New Orleans. It has a hip, industrial aesthetic and highlights local art and culture throughout the property.I booked an entry-level room for just $71, but be aware these rooms don't include windows.Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning expert, and h...
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The best camper van rentals in 2021, plus a breakdown of types of vans and tips for first-timers

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Campervan North America LLC Due to COVID-19, many people are considering alternatives to flights and hotels for travel.A camper van is an increasingly alluring proposition for an affordable, socially-distanced vacation.We break down types of camper vans and the best camper van rentals to consider.Read more: The best RV rentals Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky As the COVID-19 pandemic surges on, t...
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The Kimberly Hotel in New York is a grand, European-style hotel with large suites and private balconies - and it's surprisingly affordable

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The lobby boasts an elegant and classical aesthetic. Paul Oswell / Insider The Kimberly Hotel in New York boasts large suites with private balconies, a Manhattan rarity.Rates typically start at $350, but Luxury One-Bedroom Suites are as low as $279 per night right now.It's one of many US luxury hotels seeing dramatic price reductions amidst the pandemic. Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel righ...
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The best Airbnbs in New Orleans

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb New Orleans is a lively year-round destination with world-class dining and historic architecture.The city can be pricey during peak times, such as Mardi Gras, though parades are canceled this year.We found affordable Airbnbs to suit a range of budgets and needs, from $74 to $400 per night.Read more: Are Airbnbs safe? We spoke to experts, a company representative, and an Airbnb host to share ...
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The COVID-19 protocols at The Venetian Las Vegas allowed me to enjoy its stunning indoor canals and iconic architecture with peace of mind

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The famous gondola rides were still operating. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Venetian Resort Las Vegas is an iconic property featuring indoor canals with gondolas. The huge, all-suite hotel has implemented impressive and thorough new COVID-19 protocols. I recently booked an entry-level room for $127, plus taxes and daily resort fees.Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectiou...
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The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans remains a splurge-worthy stay despite most of its amenities currently being closed - here's why

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The impressive lobby decorations set the tone of a luxurious stay. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Ritz-Carlton New Orleans is a high-end, luxury hotel on the edge of the historic French Quarter.My entry-level room cost $199 per night, which is about $100 cheaper than non-pandemic times.However, most of the hotel's top amenities are currently closed due to COVID-19.Read more: Is it safe to stay in ...
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The best RV rentals in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. El Monte RV Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky With the ongoing pandemic, travelers are looking to RV rentals for socially distanced road trips.Motor homes offer flexibility and independence for travelers wary of staying in hotels or Airbnbs.RVs come in a wide variety and are available to rent from corporate fleets and peer-to-peer rentals.Read more: The best camper van rentalsAs the pandemic cont...
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I was hesitant about Vegas resorts during the pandemic, but The Wynn Las Vegas impressed me with its strictly enforced COVID protocols and suite-like standard rooms

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Booking.com The Wynn Las Vegas is a popular, high-end resort on the Las Vegas Strip.The property, which includes sister hotel Encore, features a casino, spa, restaurants, theaters, and more.I was impressed by my entry-level room for $149 per night, which felt more like a luxury suite.Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right now? An infectious disease doctor, a cleaning expert, and hotel reps ...
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The best car rental companies in 2021

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Alamo; National Car Rental; Enterprise; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Due to COVID-19, more travelers are turning to road trips in a bid to avoid air travel.For those who don't own a car, car rentals are trusted options with competitive pricing.Here are the best rental car companies based on pricing, locations, cancellation policies, and more.Read more: Are rent...
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The Troubadour in New Orleans is part of Hilton's Tapestry Collection - but thanks to elevated decor, amenities, and service, it feels far from a chain hotel

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Booking.com The Troubadour Hotel in New Orleans is part of Hilton's elevated Tapestry Collection, offering excellent service and amenities.Entry-level rooms currently start as low as $90, plus taxes and fees.I recently stayed in a King Room and found it to be an exceptional value given the spacious size, elegant decor, and comforting new COVID-19 policies.Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel ri...
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The Mondrian Park Avenue is a five-star hotel with a coveted Manhattan address and rooms starting at just $139 - but many of its top amenities are currently closed due to COVID-19

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The Balcony King Room was a good size for a solo traveler. Paul Oswell / Business Insider The Mondrian New York Park Avenue is a five-star, boutique property designed in collaboration with Philippe Starck.I was swayed to stay for a night thanks to low rates and strong new COVID-19 policies, though not all amenities were available.I booked a Superior King for $139 plus a $35 resort fee and was upgrad...
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The Pontchartrain in New Orleans cemented itself as my go-to hotel recommendation thanks to historic and luxurious details, rooms that offer exceptional value, and strict new COVID protocols

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Booking.com The Pontchartrain Hotel in New Orleans dates back to 1927 and once operated as luxury apartments.My entry-level Clio King room was $129 per night, an exceptional value given its generous proportions and 11th-floor allocation.I was equally impressed with the hotel's new COVID-19 protocols, as well as its prime Lower Garden District location. Read more: Is it safe to stay in a hotel right...
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The best affordable Airbnbs in Hilton Head

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Just under an hour's drive from Savannah, Georgia, Hilton Head is a lively resort town with scenic beaches, great golf courses, and enticing dining.Hilton Head can be expensive, but we found stand-out private home rentals all affordably priced between $59 and $200 per night to start.Booking a private Airbnb over a hotel may be a better option right now if you're planning to visit during the ...
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The best hotels in New Orleans

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. TripAdvisor With its colorful festival culture, buzzy food and drink, vibrant music scene, and historic neighborhoods, New Orleans is an attractive destination year-round. There are dozens of hotels from international chains to unique, independent inns and historic hotels, plus a new wave of design-forward hotels springing up. Entry-level rooms can be found at four-star hotels under $100 a night, r...
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One of the most historic hotels in New Orleans, The Roosevelt is a 5-star stay with strong new COVID protocols in place

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Roosevelt New Orleans is one of the city's most historic hotels, located blocks from the iconic French Quarter.I took advantage of reduced room rates and was pleased to find most amenities open, with solid new COVID protocols in place.I booked a Deluxe Single Queen for $143, but, due to lower occupancy levels, was upgraded to a Deluxe Single King, which typically co...
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Despite being one of the largest hotels in the city, the Hyatt Regency New Orleans won me over with its strong pandemic response and rates starting at just $70

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Hyatt Regency New Orleans The Hyatt Regency New Orleans is open for business, albeit operating with fewer amenities available.I stayed here to check out how a large-scale city hotel has adapted with new COVID-19 protocols, as well as to enjoy its prime location and excellent prices.I booked an entry-level One Bed Queen room for just $70, but was upgraded to a Two Queen Bed City View, which typicall...
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Is it safe to travel by train during a pandemic? Doctors and cleaning experts weigh in, plus details on new protocols from Amtrak.

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amtrak eTicket; iStock; Alyssa Powell/Business Insider As some Americans resume travel, many are eyeing regional domestic destinations.If you're planning to venture beyond a short drive but don't want to board a plane, traveling by train is still an option.To find out if train travel is safe, and how to best protect yourself, we talked to experts including two doctors, a disaster recovery firm owne...
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Significantly reduced room rates lured me to the Ace Hotel New Orleans — while many amenities are still closed, I was impressed by their new COVID protocols and the facilities that were open

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The rooftop is available via pre-booked, two-hour time slots. I practically had it to myself during my stay. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Ace Hotel New Orleans is open with new COVID-19 protocols in place and some restrictions on facilities.I booked an entry-level Medium Room and enjoyed my stay despite many of the hotel's signature amenities being unavailable.My room cost $117 per night, which ...
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Loews New Orleans' rooms and packages are deeply discounted now through the end of the year — after my stay, I'm convinced it offers strong value with reassuring COVID policies

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. The spacious Premium River View Room. Paul Oswell/Business Insider The Loews New Orleans Hotel is operating with some restrictions during the early stages of phase three in the cityI booked a stay to check on service levels and COVID-19 protocols, as well as to enjoy its prime location in the Central Business DistrictI booked an entry level Deluxe City View Room, but thanks to a promotion was upgrad...
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The best Airstream trailer rentals on Airbnb and Vrbo

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb As the travel landscape shifts in response to COVID-19, travelers are considering alternatives to staying in hotels and resorts.RVs and camper vans are enjoying newfound popularity levels, and similarly, so is the Airstream trailer.This iconic brand offers a uniquely retro camper van-like experience for standalone accommodations that are ideal for social distancing.We rounded up some of the ...
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I stayed at Hotel Monteleone and visited its Carousel Bar, both of which are treasured New Orleans landmarks — here's how they've adapted to the pandemic

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Booking.com The Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans reopened last month after a temporary closure due to the COVID-19 pandemicI booked a stay to see how it adapted to new changes, as well as to take advantage of the central location and historic ambiance.I stayed in an entry-level King Room for $151 per night, which was priced far cheaper than is typical for this iconic hotel.Read more: Is it safe to s...
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The most remote vacation rentals in the US

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Due to the pandemic, social distancing is the new measure of luxury, and private vacation rentals offer travelers splendid isolation.We looked for the most remote, isolated escapes across the US on vacation rental sites such as Airbnb, TurnKey, and Vrbo to find the best off-grid options for remote vacationing.Our picks are priced between $80 and $448 per night to start to accommodate a range...
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The best hotels in Lake Tahoe

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Marriott Lake Tahoe is one of the most popular and scenic destinations in the US, mixing year-round outdoor activities with lively casinos and dining.Small boutique lodges and large full-service hotels attract families, couples, and adventurers, especially during the popular winter ski season.Great options range from $99 to $239 per night in the low fall season and include new social distancing gui...
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The best Airbnbs in Hilton Head

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Airbnb Just under an hour's drive from Savannah, Georgia, Hilton Head is a lively resort town with scenic beaches, great golf courses, and enticing dining.Hilton Head can be expensive, but we found stand-out private home rentals including villas, condos, and even a treehouse, all affordably priced between $75 and $235 per night to start.Booking a private Airbnb over a hotel may be a better option r...
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The best camper van rentals

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Campervan North America LLC Fall and leaf-peeping season has officially arrived and many people are considering alternatives to domestic flights and hotels for their travel plans.With COVID-19 still very much a factor, a camper van is becoming an increasingly alluring proposition for those seeking an affordable, socially-distanced vacation with limited social interactions.There are many different t...
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9 affordable hotel buyouts for families and groups quarantining together, all starting under $250 per room per night

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Plunge Beach Hotel In response to COVID-19, many hotels are offering full-floor and entire property buyouts for travelers who don't want to encounter other guests.However, experts say the benefits are negligible for floor buyouts and that whole-property rentals are the way to go.Previously reserved for the uber-wealthy, many buyout deals are surprisingly affordable when split between families or gr...
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