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luggage for travel

Luggage Size, Bag Restrictions, and Overpacking

Every time I take a flight that’s not on Southwest, I’m still amazed at the cluster%#@k we’re putting up with every time with carry-on luggage in the cabin. But the airlines make most of their profits from add-on fees in this
navigating the Cheapest Destinations Blog

Navigating the Cheapest Destinations Blog

The Cheapest Destinations Blog has been around since 2003, so as with a long-cluttered attic, it may not always be easy to find what you need. So here’s a quick guide to getting to what interests you the most and keeping
waterfall jump adveenture

Let’s Go Waterfall Jumping!

Is waterfall jumping a real thing? Apparently so. Enough for Outside magazine’s website to let me write a trend piece about it. I’ve long been a fan of Outside and actually pay for a subscription. As the print world business model
Tim Leffel podcast

Talking Cheap Travel Spots and Living Abroad

Want to give your eyes a rest and hear some audio chats about traveling on a budget and international living? I’m preparing my long annual post on the cheapest places to live in the world, so that’ll be next up. Meanwhile
moving out of the USA

Sabbaticals, Career Breaks, and Saying Adios for Years

  “What are you doing down there?” is the first question I get about living in Mexico. (Half the time followed by “Is it safe?”) “Same thing I was doing in the other places I lived,” is my stock answer. I