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Snag the Cheap Flight, Then Go Elsewhere

It’s a given that if you want to go to Antigua, you must first fly to Guatemala City. If you want to go to Granada, you must first fly to Managua. For the Grand Canyon, you will probably fly into Las Vegas or Phoenix first. So why do people forget to think

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Americans May Be Getting Better at Reading a Map

I’m currently at Mexico’s annual tourism conference and they’re a happy bunch these days. They’re back in the top-10 worldwide for the number of visitors after receiving 29.1 million in 2014. This is an increase of 20% from 2013 and more than 24% from 2012. This set a new record, one that

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It’s Finally Going to Get Easier to Visit Indonesia

Indonesia has long been near the top of the list of the cheapest places to live in the world, having a starring role in all four editions of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. The visa policy there has always been baffling to me though. You have to buy a visa on arrival, which

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How to Enhance Your Travel Budget With Free Flights and Hotels

  Lots of people who say “I wish I could travel more” just plain haven’t made it a priority. If travel is way down the list after your ginormous house, two new cars, your pets, your latest gadget fixations, and other trappings, then it’ll remain just a wish. If you really have

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Are Your Electronics Ready for the Rigors of the Road?

In my travels and moves abroad, I’ve witnessed many deaths. Not many human ones, actually, but scores of electronic ones. In my own family there’s been a cracked laptop screen (bunched-up x-ray machine in the airport), a broken smartphone screen (dropped on a hotel bathroom floor), a failed hard drive (daughter’s laptop