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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
Visiting Peru for the fourth time to go deeper

How Many Countries Have You Been To?

Please don’t ask me how many countries I’ve been to. I lost count long ago and don’t care. Some people collect countries visited like that’s something to brag about. They’ll put in their social media feed that they were the youngest
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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
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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
Bohemian Switzerland National Park in the Czech Republic

From Prague to Narnia: Exploring Bohemian Switzerland in the Czech Republic

Imagine riding a couple hours from tourist-packed Prague and hiking in a landscape that looks like it came right out of The Chronicles of Narnia. It’s not a dream: you can easily do it by heading north to Bohemian Switzerland in