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Sometimes the Travel Off Season Is Off for a Reason

Did you previously think a trip to the Virgin Islands in September was a good idea? Did you perhaps have friends taking a Caribbean Cruise this month—during hurricane season? As many have found out the hard way this year, going somewhere
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Which Are the Most Polluted Cities in the World?

If you have respiratory problems or don’t want to foul your lungs too much when you travel, you may want to avoid India, the Middle East, and China. This will probably not surprise anyone who has been to the countries listed
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5 Rookie Travel Moves That Will Cost You Money

Are you handicapping your budget when you travel? At the beginning of this decade I published an evergreen tips book called Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune: The Contrarian Traveler’s Guide to Getting More for Less. The point of it

This is SO Wrong

Usually I see annoying travel-related ads and I just grumble. But I’ve decided to share them as a regular series so we can talk about how badly they suck. I’m going to start with this new one from the latest issue

Argentina Says Screw You to Foreign Tourists

Editor’s note – After 6 years of this policy depressing tourism and bringing the number of families visiting down dramatically, the newly elected government of Argentina scrapped this fee in March of 2016. See the full story here. I’m leaving this