holiday travel

  • You can bring a full Thanksgiving turkey on an airplane — just check the cranberry sauce

    You actually can fly with a turkey and even some side dishes in your carry-on, according to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

  • Holiday travel: Here's what you need to know about your rights in the air

    If your flight is canceled, delayed or overbooked, or if you are denied boarding, you are entitled to compensation, a full or partial refund or to being rerouted. Here are some tips to keep your travels happy and safe.

  • 9 travel sanity savers you need this holiday season

    The best travel gear for getting from here to there.

  • Mardi Gras Secrets: Tour the Warehouse Where Floats Live Forever

    The Kern family has been making elaborate Mardi Gras floats for generations, and you can see them on a tour of the company warehouse in New Orleans.

  • Disney During the Holidays: How to Navigate the Parks Like a Pro

    On Christmas day this year, Disneyland in California and the Magic Kingdom at Disney World in Florida hit maximum capacity and closed — forcing the parks to turn away unlucky Mouseketeers and signaling the arrival of peak season.

  • Mother Nature Not Making it Easy for Millions of Holiday Travelers

    A Transportation Security Administration agent, center, helps passengers navigate through the lines as they pass through security at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)

  • Christmas Vacation Activities That Actually Make You Happier

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  • Most Spectacular Christmas Lights Worth Traveling For

    Some people look forward to Christmas for the presents. But here at Yahoo Travel, epic Christmas light displays are the reason for the season.  From white lights to colorful spectacles and synchronized musical masterpieces, the twinkling displays are guaranteed to bring joy to people of all ages.  So, if you’re looking for the best homes and sidewalks dressed in holiday style, these are Christmas light displays worth traveling for.

  • These Skiing Santas Are Hilarious

    Skiers and snowboarders dressed as Santa take a run en masse at the Sunday River ski resort, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015, in Newry, Maine. (Photo: AP)

  • Book Now!  2015’s Last Last-Minute Travel Deals

    With only four weeks left in 2015, it’s not too late to find travel deals before the year runs out.

  • 10 U.S. Towns With Incredible Christmas Celebrations

    Like Christmas cards sprung to life, some of America’s towns go all out for the holidays. From coast to coast, these communities go to great lengths to make the season bright by decking out their streets with twinkling lights by the thousands—or even millions. In these towns, window decorations, holiday markets, and towering Christmas trees all make for a very festive December. Here are the ten U.S. towns with incredible Christmas celebrations.

  • Low Fuel Prices Means Cheaper Holiday Airfare — Book Now!

    Due to increased airline competition and lower fuel prices, travelers can expect holiday air travel to be cheaper than it was in 2014. The best part is, there’s no catch! Related: The Ultimate Guide to Booking Holiday Travel According to Hopper’s Chief Data Scientist, Patrick Surry, the explanation is pretty simple. “Giving the airlines more ability to compete on price.” And those price competitions have really benefited travelers. Discount carriers like Southwest Airlines and Spirit Airlines have both grown in capacity, and those added seats are forcing other airlines to lower their prices.   Routes from busy airports, like LAX, are expected to be cheaper than they were in 2014.

  • 14 Ways to Find Cheap Flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2015

    “How can I find a cheap flight for Thanksgiving and/or Christmas?” The truth is that there are always new websites and apps emerging to help you get the best deal, but the strategies don’t change that much from year to year. Here are my 14 ways to find cheap flights for Thanksgiving and Christmas 2015: 1. Be flexible The key to finding cheap Thanksgiving flights is to be flexible with your days. For example, I bet you want to leave the Wednesday (November 25) before Thanksgiving and return on the Sunday (November 29) or early morning on the Monday (November 30) after.

  • Dazzling Christmas Displays in Medellin Are Finally Shining a Positive Light

    The city once wracked by drug violence has undergone massive social and economic transformation, and it’s now known in tourist circles for spectacular Christmas light displays that veil churches, buildings, parks and even the Medellin River with glittering cascades of color. Medellin’s growing number of tourists can check out light displays like this through Jan. 12. The company, which also produces light displays in the Colombian cities of Cali and Quimbaya, held an open call for ideas for the light shows, resulting this year in more than 1,500 suggestions.

  • The Greatest Holiday Market of All Time? It's at the Munich Airport

    Airport layovers during the holiday season are normally associated with high blood pressure, low patience, and napping on the terminal floor. Open-air Movie Mondays featuring full-length films (warm blankets are provided).

  • Sand and Santa: Top Places to Spend Christmas at the Beach

    Ditch the winter coat for the beach. (Photo: shrinkin’violet/Flickr)

  • Calling All Procrastinators: How to Book Last-Minute Holiday Travel

    Making holiday flight plans at the last minute isn’t easy, but it can be done. Just a day before Thanksgiving and little more than a month before Christmas, we’re pretty confident in saying holiday travel bargains are gone. With the help of the folks at FareCompare and Smarter Travel, we have put together a few tips that will prevent you from bankrupting yourself.

  • Get Out of Town: The Cheapest Labor Day Travel Deals - Ever

    Get away this Labor Day (Photo: Stephen Simpson/Digital Vision/Getty Images)