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Two Tiers of Traveler Pricing

Do you want to pay tourist price or regular price? Do you want to pay the maximum or the minimum when you travel? Those sound like dead easy question when they’re put that way, but travelers often take the high-priced option
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5 Rookie Travel Moves That Will Cost You Money

Are you handicapping your budget when you travel? At the beginning of this decade I published an evergreen tips book called Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune: The Contrarian Traveler’s Guide to Getting More for Less. The point of it
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A Calculator is a Traveler’s Best Tool

If you’ve read books like Thinking Fast, and Slow or The Power of Habit, you know our brains rely on gut instinct, visual cues, or habit to make quick decisions. We’re collectively terrible at tasks that require us to do math,

Saving Money on Attractions with a City Pass or Museum Pass

If you’re looking to do a whole lot of what’s worth doing in a city—especially if you’re traveling as a couple or a family—it can make a lot of sense to lay out one lump sum for a pass that will
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Four Ways to Find Cheaper Hotel Deals

I’m all for renting an apartment when I’ll be in one place for a while, but there are many times you’re just passing through and a hotel room is the best choice. Or when you want a beach break. If you’re