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When Vacation Apartments Make More Sense Than a Hotel

The first time I went to Salt Lake City for a convention, I was in a crappy Econolodge motel with stained carpets, intermittent Wi-Fi, barely working heat, lukewarm hot water, and a lumpy bed. The next time I stayed in a
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How the Most Expensive Cities and Countries for Travel Get That Way

How can you be in one of the most expensive cities in the world, take a train or bus for a couple hours, then be in one of the cheapest places to travel? How is it that one of the most
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Find a Cheap Flight, Then Go Elsewhere

Is there another way to get where you’re going other than the most obvious route? Can you find a cheap flight to somewhere nearby instead? Often the answer is yes, and it can save you a small fortune if you’re a
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Why Travel Around the World? 5 Reasons to Spend a Year or More on the Road

  Back in 2003, the first year this blog existed, I wrote a lengthy (for the blogging standards of the time) called “Why Travel Around the World?” Back then it was kind of a radical question. This was long before the
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Online Travel Agent Sites and the Illusion of Choice

So you go pull up your favorite online travel agent site and you don’t like the hotel prices you’re seeing. No problem, there are dozens of others to choose from, right? No, there are really just two. Unless you count the