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Why Most Travel Magazines Don’t Speak to You

I wrote a post back in 2006 about how magazines don’t really like budget travelers. It was the year I launched PerceptiveTravel.com, partly in response to the folding of nearly every publication geared to those of us looking for value. At
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Flying on Allegiant Air Without Baggage Fees, Take 2

I just took a flight for a long weekend on Allegiant Air and managed to do it without paying any baggage fees. Anyone who has flown this bare-bones airline knows that is not an easy task. The only luggage you can
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The Cheapest North American Cities for Travelers

If you’re traveling in the USA, Canada, or Mexico, which destinations will cost you the least? The cheapest cities are probably not the ones you would expect. I write a lot on here about the cheapest places to travel internationally, but
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Follow these 7 Steps to Get a Cheaper Vacation This Year

I hate to hear people say “I wish I could travel more.” Most of what you can and can’t do in life is a matter of priorities. If you want to do something badly enough, you’ll find a way to make

Saving Money on Attractions with a City Pass or Museum Pass

If you’re looking to do a whole lot of what’s worth doing in a city—especially if you’re traveling as a couple or a family—it can make a lot of sense to lay out one lump sum for a pass that will