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A Few Solid Tips for Lowering Your Travel Budget

I’ve said many times on this blog that traveling on a budget is a mindset more than a collection of tips and tricks. If you just spend 10 bucks on my still-relevant Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune book and
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Think Outside the Airplane Cylinder

With flying getting more unpleasant every year—especially for domestic flights—it makes a lot of sense to exhaust all your alternatives. When you’re trying to connect to get from where you live to where you are going, the obvious choice isn’t always
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Travel Money Is Simply Priority Money

If you never seem to have enough money for travel but a billion other people on the planet do, what’s wrong with this picture? It probably means that something else is a bigger priority. When I got back from my first
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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