summer vacation

10 Most Popular U.S. Summer Vacation Cities

When it's time for some R&R in the sun, Americans have a wealth of options. But based on summertime hotel room rentals, which one takes the crown? Orlando with its theme parks? New York with its culture? Washington with it's history? L.A. with its beaches? None of the above. Curious? Read on ...

Summer Spendin': Who Wins When School's Out?

Summer vacation has hardly begun, and the chorus of "buy me, buy me" is already at full volume in homes across the country. And parents can only say no to so many of those requests. So which companies are gong to benefit from the school break? DailyFinance has a few ideas.

Airline Profits Forecast to Fall as Fares Keep Rising

The International Air Transport Association has cut its 2011 profit forecast for the industry in half, and fares are on the rise. The IATA downgraded its 2011 airline industry profit forecast to $4 billion -- 54% less than its March forecast and 78% less than the industry netted in 2010.

Summer Travel on a Budget: Readers' Road Trip Tips

Summer is nearly here, but high gas prices and high unemployment are making the idea of the traditional vacation seem a bit scary. Luckily, DailyFinance's readers have ridden to the rescue with their best advice on inexpensive places to go, the best ways to get there, and how to make the most of you limited resources.

How to Save Money at Summer Music Festivals

Summer music festivals offer a fun way to hear the country's best bands, but between tickets, travel, food and accommodations, they aren't cheap. So we asked directors and promoters of some of the summer's top events for their favorite penny-pinching tips for festival-goers.

Tell Us Your Best Tips for Summer Road Trips

Summer vacation season is nearly here. It's time to travel, but with the economy still sluggish, we all want to do it without draining our bank accounts. So DailyFinance is asking our readers for advice: How do you save money on road trips? What are your favorite low-cost places to visit? And what are your best tips for enjoying a summer vacation without bankrupting yourself?

Home Exchanges: Why Pay When You Can Swap?

Summer is around the corner, but vacation budgets for many families are tight. Still, a bit of belt-tightening doesn't have to mean giving up your dream vacation if you're able to escape the costs of a hotel and car rental. Now could be the time to take a leap of faith and try a home exchange or swap.

A recession fantasy

At the risk of branding myself as a Pollyanna (does anyone still know what that is?), I think there may be a silver lining to a recession. No one...