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Using the Wrong Booking Service Could Cost You Extra Money

Are you overpaying when you book your hotel or flight? You could be if you’re using the wrong booking site. Or just trying to reserve everything online from your own country could be resulting in higher rates. There’s been a narrowing
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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,
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For Americans, This is a Great Year to Splurge on Travel

What happens to the travel landscape when Europe seems dangerous, the pound and euro plummet, and the price of jet fuel stays low? If you’re looking to splurge on travel, those factors can mean that a summer vacation in Europe is
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Your Input for the Next Edition

At the end of 2002 I published the first edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. If it sold a couple hundred copies I was going to be happy, but I put out there because nothing like it existed. I figured there
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Why Most Travel Magazines Don’t Speak to You

I wrote a post back in 2006 about how magazines don’t really like budget travelers. It was the year I launched PerceptiveTravel.com, partly in response to the folding of nearly every publication geared to those of us looking for value. At