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8 Reasons Not to Plan Your Whole Round-the-World Trip in Advance

As we sat and listened to the couple talking about where they had been on their round-the-world trip prior to this small island in Indonesia, I was getting exhausted. It was not because I had been especially active that day, but because their itinerary was so frantic and detailed that it made

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The Best U.S. Airlines (They’re Not the Big 3)

Travel + Leisure just published its annual “best of” issue with the results of its readers’ poll. When it comes to airlines, U.S. travelers would prefer to avoid the big 3. This readers’ poll is fraught with fundamental problems of course. There’s always a lot of ballot stuffing by those who have

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How to Buy Your Way into VIP Travel Status

Are you always in the last group to board the plane, stuck in a middle seat, scrounging for an outlet in the airport waiting area? Do you stand in long lines at customs or security while those business travelers whip through the Global Entry and TSA pre-check lines? Do you spend $5

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Stockholm in the Summer on a Strong U.S. Dollar

No, Sweden is not a cheap destination and probably never will be, but at the moment prices are at a level that won’t make you gasp too badly. As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts here, you can take advantage of the current strong U.S. dollar in two ways. 1) Go where the

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6 Ways to Save Money on Flight Days

Airports are some of the world’s most effective money vacuums. They’ve got so many ways to separate you from your cash and since you’re captive, you have very little price sensitivity. You either buy that $12 burger or you don’t. If that $6 bag of peanuts seems pricey, too bad. You won’t