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Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me That?!

You hear this phrase a lot among international travelers and see it a lot in comments online. “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” In a way this blog started out as a way for me to give people a heads up
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Two Tiers of Traveler Pricing

Do you want to pay tourist price or regular price? Do you want to pay the maximum or the minimum when you travel? Those sound like dead easy question when they’re put that way, but travelers often take the high-priced option
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A Few Words on Travel Blog Disclosure

If a tree falls in the woods and everybody hears it, do we need to know who is selling the lumber? I once wrote a post on this blog with my thoughts on disclosure statements. Turns out I did that at
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5 Rookie Travel Moves That Will Cost You Money

Are you handicapping your budget when you travel? At the beginning of this decade I published an evergreen tips book called Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune: The Contrarian Traveler’s Guide to Getting More for Less. The point of it
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International Budget Airline Routes From the USA

Although you wouldn’t know it from all the bad airline service news, this is actually a good time to be flying internationally on a budget if you’re American. Fuel prices are still reasonable, the U.S. dollar is strong, and fewer travelers