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The Definitive Guide to Adventure Tour Travel Pricing

If a travel destination is cheaper, will an organized tour to that destination cost proportionally less? That depends on where you make the booking. I once got an e-mail from a reader asking this: “I understand what you are saying about
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Where Your Flight Could Be Delayed: Worst Airports and Airlines

As I write this we’re heading into the fourth quarter of the year, with the notable packed U.S. airport times of Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up. The end of the year is also crunch time in Europe, creating plenty of airport
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How to Get Around Spirit Air’s Baggage Extortion

Spirit Airlines is the airline that seems to invite everyone to hate it, partly because of doublespeak press releases that accompany every customer-unfriendly move. Here’s the one they put up at the beginning of the decade when first announcing new bag
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5 Ways Travel Has Changed My Life

I’m posting this guest article on Labor Day, a day it seems fitting for me to take a break from writing new posts on this blog, which I’ve been doing since 2003. I’m giving the floor to a friend I’ve known
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The Basic Strategy Guide to Free Flights and Hotel Rooms

Earning free flights and complimentary hotel rooms doesn’t require riches or celebrity. It also isn’t all very difficult or complicated if you have a decent credit rating.  It’s easiest in the USA, where the whole “perks for loyalty” idea got codified