Cheap Travel USA Archive

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For USA Travels, Pick Your Cluster

Now that my home country has a national tourism campaign with a budget instead of relying on the 50 individual states to do all the work, the USA is actually acting like it gives a s%#t whether people come visit or not. Last year we eased up the daunting visa process for

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Exploring New Orleans by Streetcar

In general, the United States is a crappy place to get around by public transportation. There are a few cities that are exceptions, however, and in some of those it’s actually pleasant. At the top of that list would have to be New Orleans, where people actually board the streetcars because it’s

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Eating in the Deep South, Louisiana USA

Ask backpacking Europeans what they love about traveling in the USA and you’ll likely get an answer that goes something like this: “When you order food in America, the portion sizes are huge!” Sure we have a non-functioning congress that makes national parks shut down, an annoying visa process that turns away

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This is SO Wrong: Wishful Thinking on Hotel Doors

I once stayed at some crappy roadside motel in Nowheresville, Georgia. The towels were thin, the toiletries the cheapest you can buy, the carpet worn, the bathroom held together by many tubes of caulk. The room rate listed on the back of the entrance door? $399 per night. Of course nobody in

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A Weekend With No Baggage Fees on Allegiant Air

One travel perk of moving to Tampa for a couple years has been a big improvement in flight options. Besides having lots of airports within a 4-hour drive if needed, one 30 minutes away is a hub for Allegiant Air. Never heard of them? I hadn’t either before moving here, but it’s