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Where Airfares Are Going Down, Not Up

Lower fuel prices and higher capacity are finally bringing down airfares…on some routes at least. If you even halfway watch the financial news now and then, or buy gasoline for a car, you know that the price of oil is way down from a few years ago. Besides this making it cheaper

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Finding Authentic Food When You Travel

This week I got quoted in a USA Today article on how to find authentic local food when you travel. What we eat is important always, but it takes on a whole other level of importance when you’re traveling, especially internationally. Food is a window into a culture and as outsiders, it’s

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Planned Your Trip to Canada Yet?

As I’ve mentioned before, if you’re American you’re crazy to stay home this year. This currently strong U.S. dollar is an aligning of the stars that only happens every decade or two. There are two ways you can play this great gift from the gods as a traveler. 1) Go where the

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Save Travel Searching Time With an Aggregator

While few things in life are 100% effective all the time, you can almost always save time in your major travel service searches by using an aggregator service. This way you can search the best prices from multiple companies without visiting 10 or 20 different travel websites. The word “aggregator” sounds like

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Argentina Drops Its Reciprocity Visa Fee

Argentina took another big step forward last month in attracting more American travelers. I’ve complained on multiple occasions about how Argentina was shooting itself in the gaucho-booted foot by charging Americans $160 each to enter the country. Then on March 6 the longtime author of Moon Handbooks for the region published this