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Getting Bargain Motel Rates in the U.S.

Over the years I’ve checked out all kinds of discount programs while traveling around the U.S. that promise great rates on motels: AAA, the Entertainment book, and all the various booking sites for a start. Over and over again though, the

World Cup of Travel: England vs. USA

During the World Cup, we’ll be taking a few key match-ups on the pitch and applying them to the world of travel. Instead of lots of running around with little scoring to show for it, we’re going to pit the two

The “Better Right Answer” for Travel

What do Chinatown buses, independent hotels, and back street restaurants have in common? Well, once upon a time, I was fortunate enough to see a speaker/author named Roger Von Oech talk about creativity. He has published some neat books and even

Coping with Around-the-World Analysis Paralysis

It’s a common chain of events. Someone starts thinking about taking an around-the-world trip. They’ve got most of the money saved. They’re tying up their affairs at home. They’re dreaming of far-off lands. Then they start looking at all the choices