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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
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When Getting Bumped is a Good Thing

Way back in 2006 I wrote this post about how more and more passengers were getting bumped from flights. As I write this United is getting a torrent of bad press (again) for problems of their own making (again) and Delta
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Living Abroad: If It’s All Over the News, You’re Probably Too Late

One of the most frequent questions I’ll get about A Better Life for Half the Price is, “Why did you leave out Costa Rica?” Not far behind is, “Why did you leave out Spain?” Then “I noticed that Belize isn’t in