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The Best Beach Values in the USA

As the author of a book on the cheapest places to travel in the world, I know we have a tendency to generalize about a whole country in terms of prices. Obviously when you get somewhere though, a beach where all the rich people go is going to cost more than a


Get Creative With Flight and Hotel Options Before Hitting “Purchase”

I needed to get from central Mexico to a middling town in South Carolina, USA to go see my father. I pulled up the flight and it was nearly $800, even after moving around the dates. Did I just sigh and figure that’s the way it’s gotta be? No, I went to


A Few Random Tips and Tricks for Scoring Great Travel Deals

As I often do when I’m traveling on vacation, I’ve plowed through a bunch of magazines this week and read a lot of articles about apps and websites that will help you find a great travel deal. It’s a popular subject and there are always new options coming along promising to shave


The Illusion of Choice When You Book Travel in Advance

When you set out on a trip around the world in 2015, it’s 10 times easier than it was to set out on one in 1995. (See 21 things travelers couldn’t do 21 years ago.) You have access to reams of information at your fingertips and you can book most of your


Tools and Tricks I Use to Save Money on My Travels

I get asked a lot about how to save money on travel and while I can guide people to one of my books or this cheap travel blog, I don’t really have one easy-to-skim post on it though. So here are a few websites, apps, and methods I tend to go back