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A Travel Guide for Your Not So Well-traveled Parents

If you know someone about to hit retirement age, like your parents maybe, here’s a good travel book for them that has a chapter from yours truly. 65 Things to Do When You Retire – Travel is a collection of essays
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When Traveling Abroad, What’s Your Backup Plan?

This week Google announced that on July 1 it is shutting down the most popular RSS stream blog reader in the world, Google Reader. A whole bunch of you probably get to this blog from there. I’m sure most people who
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A Current Primer on Long-term International Travel

Getting ready to take off on an extended round of travel or a round-the-world journey? Picking up How to Travel the World on $50 a Day will be one of the best investments you can make. Ever since I put out

Visit Big Cities on a Sunday

If you’re visiting a big city on almost any continent and are looking to stretch your budget, try to time your travels so that you will have all of Sunday there. Most long-term travelers figure this out eventually, but I was

Independent Travel and Flexibility are Inseparable

We had already ridden an overnight ferry that had gotten less pleasant as the trip wore on. By the time we arrived on the island of Palawan, in the Philippines, we were exhausted and dirty. Plus we were ready to see