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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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Not Everything is Cheaper in Cheap Destinations

Just because you’re traveling or living in a cheap destination doesn’t mean things will be cheaper across the board when you pull out your wallet. Some prices may be more expensive than you’re used to at home. Does it surprise you
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Can You Find Cheap Travel Destinations in Summer?

If you want or need to travel in the summer months, are there any places you can go that are a bargain? Well it’s certainly the toughest season for traveling on a budget, no doubt. In the northern half of the
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Where Two Can Still Bunk Down for $15 or Less Per Night Around the World

Back when I took off on my first round-the-world trip in the early 1990s, the two of us had a budget that averaged out to $15 a day. For two. That meant our lodging was often between $4 and $7 a
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The Best Cheap Hotel Chains in the USA

Five years ago we did a post on the best cheap hotel chains in the USA and for quite a while it was one of our most popular posts. It’s understandable that people want some kind of shortcut when choosing between