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5 Ways Travel Has Changed My Life

I’m posting this guest article on Labor Day, a day it seems fitting for me to take a break from writing new posts on this blog, which I’ve been doing since 2003. I’m giving the floor to a friend I’ve known
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The Basic Strategy Guide to Free Flights and Hotel Rooms

Earning free flights and complimentary hotel rooms doesn’t require riches or celebrity. It also isn’t all very difficult or complicated if you have a decent credit rating.  It’s easiest in the USA, where the whole “perks for loyalty” idea got codified
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When Getting Bumped From Your Flight Is a Good Thing

Way back in 2006 I wrote a post about how more and more passengers were getting bumped from flights. As I write this United is getting a torrent of bad press (again) for problems of their own making (again) and Delta
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Follow these 7 Steps to Get a Cheaper Vacation This Year

I hate to hear people say “I wish I could travel more.” Most of what you can and can’t do in life is a matter of priorities. If you want to do something badly enough, you’ll find a way to make
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What the Latest Frequent Flyer Devaluation Means for You

As you may have heard, American Airlines is joining United and Delta in giving you frequent flyer “miles” based on revenue rather than distance flown starting mid-2016. So for most of us stuck in the back of the plane, that means