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The Illusion of Choice When You Book Travel in Advance

When you set out on a trip around the world in 2015, it’s 10 times easier than it was to set out on one in 1995. (See 21 things travelers couldn’t do 21 years ago.) You have access to reams of
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21 Things Travelers Couldn’t Do 21 Years Ago

Around 21 years ago, I got on a flight that would change my life. I was on a plane to Japan and would then proceed through Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey, and a bit of Europe. My then-girlfriend was with
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Champagne-popping and New Articles

A reader I met by chance a few weeks ago asked me, “What else do you do besides that Cheapest Destinations book and blog?” It was a reminder that I could probably stand to post my writing life outside this blog

Big City and Small City Budget Lodging Differences

I just did a post at a hotel blog on the differences in hotel prices between big cities and smaller cities in the United States. It’s easy to compare apples to apples in this country because the market is so dominated

Your Comprehensive Guide to Cheap Lodging

Last post I talked about why I still recommend Hotwire and Priceline a lot. But of course they’re not the only places to get a cheap hotel deal. Also, their reach is limited the further you get from the U.S. So