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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
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Budget Lodging Price Differences in Big Cities vs. Small Cities

How much will a night at a hotel or vacation apartment cost you? That depends a lot on whether you’re in a place like Boston or a place like Billings. The lodging price differences can be immense even within a country,
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Latin American Capital Cities Where $40 or Less Gets a Double Hotel Room

In Latin American capital cities, how much does a couple have to spend to get a relatively nice hotel room? Where can two people get their own room with a private bathroom for $40 or less? From Mexico down through the
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The One-sentence Guide to Getting Great Vacation Deals

Magazines and websites constantly run stories about finding great travel bargains and vacation deals. Usually they highlight some nifty new website, the latest app, or some Twitter stream that you have to catch at 3:30 pm each Thursday. Really though, it’s
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Where Two Can Still Sleep for $15 or Less Per Night Around the World

Back when I took off on my first round-the-world trip in the early 1990s, the two of us had a budget that averaged out to $15 a day. For two. That meant our lodging was often between $4 and $7 a