Best Cruises, Airlines, and Booking Sites for Your Travel Dollar

Get the most bang for your vacation buck with our picks.

Who doesn't love a getaway? But traveling can be expensive -- and daunting as you try to find affordable airfare and accommodations, plan the perfect trip and deal with all hassles of getting to your destination.

To take the stress out of your next vacation, we've rounded up several resources to help. Below you'll find Kiplinger's Personal Finance's picks for the best booking sites for flights, hotels and vacation rental properties, the best airlines, the best hotel loyalty programs and the best cruises. With these resources, you're sure to get the best value for your travel dollars.

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Miriam Cross
Associate Editor, Kiplinger's Personal Finance
Miriam lived in Toronto, Canada, before joining Kiplinger's Personal Finance in November 2012. Prior to that, she freelanced as a fact-checker for several Canadian publications, including Reader's Digest Canada, Style at Home and Air Canada's enRoute. She received a BA from the University of Toronto with a major in English literature and completed a certificate in Magazine and Web Publishing at Ryerson University.