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The Cheapest Round-the-World Plane Tickets

Want to fly around the world, but you don’t want to wing it as you go? With a round-the world ticket (or around the world ticket if you’re covering all the bases when Googling), you can set up your main airport

Travel Budget vs. Vacation Budget

Much of the “traveler” vs. “tourist” division people have in their head really comes down to time and money. Do you have more time than money? You probably consider yourself a traveler and look down at those crazy tourists who blow

The World is Getting Safer to Travel

There’s a lot of trouble in the world. But an expert on handling danger says almost every region is getting tamer for travelers.   If you watch Fox News every day, you’re liable to think the world out there is a

Are You Making Good Memories, or Just Marking Time?

There are plenty of naval-gazing travel blogs out there and from the start of this one in 2003, I’ve tried to be more useful than that. This is primarily a blog about how to travel well for less, how to get

Top 7 Tips for Learning to Speak a Language on the Cheap

A few months back I met Benny Lewis, the man behind the Fluent in 3 Months blog. A year before I cited him in my Travel Writing book as someone running one of the 10 most popular independent one-person travel blogs