travel advice Archive


It’s Not Easy Getting an Unfair Advantage in Travel

I do a lot of media interviews and write a lot of short travel articles for others on how to get good deals on travel. Many times the writer or editor is looking for insider, little-known advice and what they really really want is some secret travel tip that’s going to save


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


Sorry Kids, but Costa Rica is No Bargain

There are a lot of great reasons to visit Costa Rica, and as I wrote in this post way back in 2010, it can be worth the splurge if you do it right. If you’re heading there thinking it’s a bargain, however, just because it’s a less developed country in Central America,


How to Find Local Accommodation for a Month or More

Finding a short-term apartment to rent is very easy these days. Finding a place to rent for a year isn’t all that hard either after arrival. The in-between option can be a little tougher. Here’s a question I seem to get at least once a month about where I live in Guanajuato,


Passively Find the Best Last-Minute Travel Deals

As you read this, a hundred new last-minute travel deals are being posted all around the web. But of course you can only use one at a time, right? So how do you find that fantastic “We’ve gotta grab this!” bargain that will get you a great weekend getaway or long vacation