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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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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
round-the-world flights can be expensive

The Biggest Backpacker Budget Killers: Location, Velocity, & Distance

If you’re trying to put together a reasonable backpacker budget for a journey around the world, start with the logistics instead of the bucket list. The difference between the planning process for an experienced traveler and one planning to take off
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,