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What the Latest Frequent Flyer Devaluation Means for You

As you may have heard, American Airlines is joining United and Delta in giving you frequent flyer “miles” based on revenue rather than distance flown starting mid-2016. So for most of us stuck in the back of the plane, that means we’ll be earning fewer loyalty points for each plane ticket on


How Much Does It Cost to Go to Machu Picchu?

One of the seven wonders of the world and by most accounts the most popular tourist destination in South America for foreigners, Machu Picchu is on the list of almost every first-time visitor to Peru. If you look at Peru’s advertising campaigns you’d think it’s the only thing to see in the


How Pricing Works for Organized Travel Tours

If someone books an organized tour or adventure excursion, what determines how much they’ll pay? Where does all that money go? I believe most of the people reading this blog are independent travelers. people who are good at figuring out how to get the best experience for the best price. My general


When Is an International Flight not an International Flight? (Hint: when it involves baggage fees.)

I fly a lot between the USA and Mexico and each time I need to go through customs and get my passport stamped. According to American Airlines though, flying to Mexico does not constitute an international flight when it comes to one allowed checked bag. Well, it sort of does, but only


It’s Not Easy Getting an Unfair Advantage in Travel

I do a lot of media interviews and write a lot of short travel articles for others on how to get good deals on travel. Many times the writer or editor is looking for insider, little-known advice and what they really really want is some secret travel tip that’s going to save