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21 Things Travelers Couldn’t Do 21 Years Ago

Around 21 years ago, I got on a flight that would change my life. I was on a plane to Japan and would then proceed through Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey, and a bit of Europe. My then-girlfriend was with
World's Cheapest Destinations

Price Resources for the Cheapest Travel Destinations

Where are the cheapest places to travel in the world? And how does City A compare to City B? How well does perception match reality? Every few years I put out a new edition of the book you see to the
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The Biggest Travel Budget Killers: Location, Velocity, & Distance

What’s the biggest perception difference between an experienced budget traveler and one planning to take off around the world? The first has learned what really breaks the budget over time. The latter generally has it all backwards. Here are some paraphrased

How Much Will it Cost Me to Travel in (Fill in the Blank)?

Once upon a time I went backpacking around the world for the first time, some 20 years ago, and it was really hard to put that itinerary together. Not because of fights between the two of us on where we should
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Tips from an Older (and Hopefully Wiser) Traveler

When I was 22, I thought for sure I knew everything. Then I got a real job, went traveling, got married, and had a child. It turns out I had a lot to learn still. Here’s a bit of what I’ve