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The Biggest Backpacker Budget Killers: Location, Velocity, & Distance

If you’re trying to put together a reasonable backpacker budget for a journey around the world, start with the logistics instead of the bucket list. The difference between the planning process for an experienced traveler and one planning to take off
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Which U.S. Airports Have a Train to the City Center?

All over the world, there are some cities where you can get off your flight and hop on a train or metro to get from the airport to the city. In many others you’re stuck paying for an overpriced taxi or
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Exploring New Orleans by Streetcar

In general, the United States is a crappy place to get around by public transportation. There are a few cities that are exceptions, however, and in some of those it’s actually pleasant. At the top of that list would have to
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Are Those City Cards Really Worth the Money?

You’ve seen them in almost every big city you’ve traveled to, ads for them on the official tourism site, half the unofficial sites, and every printed tourist rag you pick up anywhere. For one price, the card you buy gets you
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Will That City Be Expensive? Airport Taxi Fares Are a Good Clue

In one city, should you take a taxi from the far-flung airport to the center, it will cost you more than $250. In another city, taking a taxi from the airport to the center will cost you less than $5. How