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Why Travel Around the World? 5 Reasons to Spend a Year or More on the Road

  Back in 2003, the first year this blog existed, I wrote a lengthy (for the blogging standards of the time) called “Why Travel Around the World?” Back then it was kind of a radical question. This was long before the
Argentina one of the cheapest places to travel again

The Cheapest Places to Travel in the World in 2020 and Beyond

Are you setting out on a round-the-world travel adventure and you want to figure out which destinations will be the cheapest along the way? Or are you planning a vacation to a place where you can easily stretch your budget or
Expedia gobbling up rivals

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
Nomadic Matt Kepnes book

A Decade of Travel With Nomadic Matt Kepnes

Matt Kepnes is one of the most successful travel bloggers in the world, but he’s also a prolific author. He’s put out a variety of e-books over the years, plus a couple editions of the book that shows up next to
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6 Unexpected Expenses to Expect for Your Round-the-World Travel Budget

  So you’ve read your copy of The World’s Cheapest Destinations, read the books from Rolf Potts and Nomadic Matt, you’ve priced your tickets out on the Indie RTW Flight Planner, and you’ve been following a dozen bloggers doling out advice