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What’s Your Travel Banking Back-up Plan?

These days I always have travel insurance, but what has gotten used more often is travel banking insurance. No, I don’t actually have a policy that protects my bank accounts, but I do always have multiple banking back-up plans for my
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The Biggest Backpacker Budget Killers: Location, Velocity, & Distance

If you’re trying to put together a reasonable backpacker budget for a journey around the world, start with the logistics instead of the bucket list. The difference between the planning process for an experienced traveler and one planning to take off
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The Cheapest Destination Travel Clusters Around the World

Unless you’re a trustafarian or have been saving big bucks from working in law or finance for years, your round-the-world journey is going to have some budget restraints. Long-term travel is drastically cheaper than going on vacation, but Western Europe, Japan,
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The Cheapest Places to Travel in 2019 for Americans

I’ve been reading lots of articles on the cheapest places to travel in 2019 or the cheapest destinations. Most of them are crap. They’re poorly researched and written by people who don’t really travel much, sitting behind a desk in NYC
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25 Things Travelers Couldn’t Do 25 Years Ago

Around 25 years ago, I was probably kicking back on some tropical island, staying in a $4 bungalow, wondering whether I should have rice or noodles for my next meal. I was traveling through Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey, Holland,