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Where the Travel Bargains Will Be in 2016

Want to figure out where you should go next year in order to live it up instead of watching every dollar? I’m no fortune teller, but the way the financial news has been rolling out this summer, it’s clear there are some trends in place that aren’t going away anytime soon. One

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These 6 Destinations Have Gotten a Lot Less Expensive

As the author of a book on the cheapest places to travel in the world, naturally I talk a lot about where you can really stretch your travel funds. As I’ve mentioned, some of those have gotten cheaper still. But there’s another big bonus to the strong U.S. dollar if that’s the

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Use Temporary Downturns to Your Travel Advantage

When a place is getting bad press, do you follow the sheep who run away? Or do you act like a contrarian traveler and take advantage of the temporary opportunity? Like an investor who shuns the hot stock at its peak and buys the out-of-favor values for bigger returns, the biggest payoff

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The Evolving Value of a Travel Dollar

Don’t look now, but you just got a little richer. There’s just one catch: you have to go traveling. Trying to explain why the U.S. dollar is going up or down is something even experienced economists have trouble with, so I won’t bother trying. Just know that it involves the perception of

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Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice)

When I put out the first edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations at the end of 2002, Argentina was one of the best travel values in the world and it stayed that way for quite a while. Reeling for a huge banking collapse and currency crisis, the local peso went from parity