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Online Travel Agent Sites and the Illusion of Choice

So you go pull up your favorite online travel agent site and you don’t like the hotel prices you’re seeing. No problem, there are dozens of others to choose from, right? No, there are really just two. Unless you count the
things travelers couldn't do 25 years ago

25 Things Travelers Couldn’t Do 25 Years Ago

Around 25 years ago, I was probably kicking back on some tropical island, staying in a $4 bungalow, wondering whether I should have rice or noodles for my next meal. I was traveling through Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey, Holland,
hotel and resort deals

Four Ways to Find Cheaper Hotel Deals

I’m all for renting an apartment when I’ll be in one place for a while, but there are many times you’re just passing through and a hotel room is the best choice. Or when you want a beach break. If you’re

Your Rate is Negotiable

It’s important to remember one key point when you are traveling: hotel/hostel/guesthouse rates are negotiable. Most backpackers figure this out in a few days and some go overboard using it as their guiding mantra for the next year on the road.