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How to Plan the Perfect One-year Round-the-World Trip

Ever since I took my first trip around the world more than two decades ago, I’ve watched the choices and access to information mushroom. As we’ve all learned in a lot of areas though, more choices and more information do not necessarily lead to better outcomes, the paradox of choice often leads

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The Illusion of Choice When You Book Travel in Advance

When you set out on a trip around the world in 2015, it’s 10 times easier than it was to set out on one in 1995. (See 21 things travelers couldn’t do 21 years ago.) You have access to reams of information at your fingertips and you can book most of your

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The Difference Between Poverty and Prosperity for Travelers and Nomads

Here’s a question whose answer will say a lot about you: If you had to double your disposable income within 12 months, what would be the best way to do it? It’s kind of a trick question because there’s not one right answer. The first answer that springs to mind is going

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The World’s Fastest-growing Budget Airlines

If you want to grow an airline quickly, don’t aim for the high-end traveler. Apparently the fast growth track is at the bottom of the spending scale. I came across this story on the world’s fastest-growing airlines in a magazine I write for regularly. It’s from January, but it turns out that

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How to Avoid Shoving Tons of Plastic in Mother Nature’s Mouth

When it comes to the worldwide garbage problem and the giant gyres of waste floating around our oceans, are you part of the problem or a part of the solution? If you buy just two single-use plastic bottles a day and you’re on the road for a month, that’s 60 of your