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Sometimes the Travel Off Season Is Off for a Reason

Did you previously think a trip to the Virgin Islands in September was a good idea? Did you perhaps have friends taking a Caribbean Cruise this month—during hurricane season? As many have found out the hard way this year, going somewhere
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Are You Getting Enough Vacations From Your Labor?

As this post goes up it’s Labor Day in the United States. Traditionally it’s been a day when we celebrate worker rights we often take for granted. These rights had to be fought for by dedicated troublemakers at some point. Things
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The Best Cheap Hotel Chains in the USA – 2017

Five years ago we did a post on the best cheap hotel chains in the USA and for quite a while it was one of our most popular posts. It’s understandable that people want some kind of shortcut when choosing between
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A Few Solid Tips for Lowering Your Travel Budget

I’ve said many times on this blog that traveling on a budget is a mindset more than a collection of tips and tricks. If you just spend 10 bucks on my still-relevant Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune book and
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Get a Local’s Perspective for a Richer City Experience

If you’re landing in a new city and don’t know a soul who lives there, how can you find the memorable neighborhoods and locals’ restaurants or food stalls? In these cases one sure way to save some trial and error time