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Two Tiers of Traveler Pricing

Do you want to pay tourist price or regular price? Do you want to pay the maximum or the minimum when you travel? Those sound like dead easy question when they’re put that way, but travelers often take the high-priced option
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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
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A Calculator is a Traveler’s Best Tool

If you’ve read books like Thinking Fast, and Slow or The Power of Habit, you know our brains rely on gut instinct, visual cues, or habit to make quick decisions. We’re collectively terrible at tasks that require us to do math,
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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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Follow these 7 Steps to Get a Cheaper Vacation This Year

I hate to hear people say “I wish I could travel more.” Most of what you can and can’t do in life is a matter of priorities. If you want to do something badly enough, you’ll find a way to make