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For Americans, This is a Great Year to Splurge on Travel

What happens to the travel landscape when Europe seems dangerous, the pound and euro plummet, and the price of jet fuel stays low? If you’re looking to splurge on travel, those factors can mean that a summer vacation in Europe is
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How to Avoid the Biggest Hassle in India: Scammers

Unless you’re spending a fortune (and sometimes even then), traveling around India can be extremely trying. It has been many years since I experienced the madness first-hand, so I’m planning a trip back there in the second half of this year.
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Ignore the Travel Tastemakers and Explore

“Iceland is done.” “Myanmar was last year’s story.” “Nicaragua’s not hot anymore.” “We can’t cover Albania yet—there’s nowhere to stay.” These are all actual reasons an editor stated when rejecting a pitch from travel writers I know in the past six
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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