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5 Ways to Get Great Deals on Travel Gear

Do you hate paying retail for luggage, travel gear, or outdoor adventure clothing? Well it’s easy to avoid that if you get your timing right and follow a few simple strategies. Long-time readers know that I founded and ran a site
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How to Keep Your Round-the-world Travel Budget in Check

“Have I saved enough money for my trip around the world for a year?” Back when Lonely Planet’s Thorn Tree forum was the place everyone went for travel advice from their peers, I used to spend a lot of time looking
No sidewalks for a wheelie suitcase

Why You Don’t “Backpack” With a Wheelie Suitcase

  She looked like she was about to cry as she scraped her shiny four-wheel suitcase over the broken pavement and up another set of stairs. Since there was nobody else around and I was going to have to walk past
Lake Batur Spa in Bali

Living in Bali – Costs and Best Places for Expats

The last time I visited Bali was so long ago that it was getting less than 1/10 the amount of visitors it does now. The Indonesian island has become a digital nomad hotspot though, a prime choice for many who want
expatriates filing taxes from another country

What Do Americans Do About Taxes When They Live Abroad?

As the author of A Better Life for Half the Price, one of the questions I get from potential expats is, “What do I do about taxes after I move to another country?” Well, Americans abroad have to file U.S. taxes