USA1 Domestic travel in the United States has been steadily increasing in the last five years, but thanks to continuing airline price hikes, along with hotels and car rental companies adopting “à la carte” pricing practices, we have to be more diligent and clever when planning our accessible trips. We talked to four seasoned U.S. travelers who shared their tips for making weeklong vacations fun and memorable.

Honeymoon in Paradise
For their October 2012 wedding registry, Owen and Melissa Crisp, from Oakland, Calif., gave guests the option of putting money into their nine-day Hawaiian honeymoon fund.

“We really didn’t need more household stuff and thought it would be better to have memories,” explained Melissa. “The registry contributions from friends and families covered most of