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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,
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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
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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

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

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.