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Saving Money on Attractions with a City Pass or Museum Pass

Made your family vacation plans yet? Those are fun and exciting, but also a bit scary when you look at how much you could be spending on attractions. It may make sense to get a City Pass where you’re going to
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Free Things to Do in New Orleans (Plus One That’s Really Cheap)

New Orleans is one of the most popular cities in the U.S., hosting more than ten million tourists and conventioneers a year. So you often need to reserve your hotel well in advance and make reservations at those famous restaurants that
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The Best Cheap Hotel Chains in the USA

This post on the best cheap hotel chains in the USA gets a lot of traffic, so I’ve left the original up and just updated it every couple years. This latest version has updated info from the 2019 J.D. Power and
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Texas History Beyond the Alamo

After you’re done visiting the Alamo, then what? Texas was once part of Mexico, it had a major port, and for a little while it was an independent nation. Texas history is convoluted, the area claimed at some point by France,
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Germans in Texas, a New Home in Portugal, and Swimming with an Elephant

You know what it means when an eclectic headline like that pops up: time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel! This time we spin the globe and land in Texas, Portugal, and Laos. We welcome two new writers this time.