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More Travel Variables = Better Vacation Deals

Do you want to really get a great travel deal? The kind of bargain you’ll talk about for 10 years? The kind of deal that is so great that when you tell a cocktail party couple what you paid, one person’s
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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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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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A Few Solid Tips for Lowering Your Travel Budget

I’ve said many times on this blog that traveling on a budget is a mindset more than a collection of tips and tricks. If you just spend 10 bucks on my still-relevant Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune book and
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5 Rookie Travel Mistakes That Will Cost You Money

Are you handicapping your budget when you travel by making rookie travel mistakes? At the beginning of this decade I published an evergreen tips book called Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune: The Contrarian Traveler’s Guide to Getting More for