travel advice Archive

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Saving Money on Attractions with a City Pass or Museum Pass

If you’re looking to do a whole lot of what’s worth doing in a city—especially if you’re traveling as a couple or a family—it can make a lot of sense to lay out one lump sum for a pass that will get you into many attractions for one price. You have to

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Four Ways to Find Cheaper Hotel Deals

I’m all for renting an apartment when I’ll be in one place for a while, but there are many times you’re just passing through and a hotel room is the best choice. Or when you want a beach break. If you’re got more money than you know what to do with or

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4 Tips on Finding Cheap Flight Routes

Why are some flights from where you live always expensive, while others seem to always be on sale? And what should you do about it so you’re getting the best deals? Today I got an interview request to talk about Cartagena, a city in Colombia that I know quite well after visiting

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Grab Temporary Opportunities to Help Your Travel Budget

Whether you took an economics class or not in school, you probably understand the basic concepts of arbitrage and the relationship of supply and demand. Few industries are as sensitive to the latter as travel and the most savvy travelers use the former to their advantage regularly. By being flexible enough to

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The Day You Fly Matters More Than What Day You Book

  If you put “best time to book a flight” into Google you’ll get more than 11 million results. Apparently people ask this a lot too. On a story trying to determine the magic booking window, CheapAir’s study of their customer data started out with this explanation: Since the majority of questions