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The Cheapest Places to Travel in 2019 for Americans

I’ve been reading lots of articles on the cheapest places to travel in 2019 or the cheapest destinations. Most of them are crap. They’re poorly researched and written by people who don’t really travel much, sitting behind a desk in NYC
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After 25 Years, I Travel Because…

There are lots of reasons people travel and those reasons can change over time. The motivations can also change according to how much time they have, or how much money they have. People who can enjoy slow travel may have very
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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
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Blow-the-wad Vacationers Vs. Contrarian Travelers

“Yes, we’re very excited,” said the woman holding onto the cart with four large suitcases. “This is our first real vacation in four years.” Apparently they needed a lot more clothing than me for their trip to Los Cabos, a place
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Offbeat Ways to Get Ready for Extended Travel

You’ve saved up, planned an itinerary, and you’re ready to take off on a round-the-world journey or months of backpacking. Great! Are you really ready though for life on the road? Most people I’ve met who are backpacking around the world