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The 4 Reasons Other People Don’t Get Your Long-term Travel Plans

Have you excitedly announced you’re going to go travel around the world, but the response from your friends and relatives was kind of muted? Was their first reaction “Be safe!” “Be Careful!” or “Gosh, that must be nice to not have
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When High Season is the Right Season

When dishing out budget travel advice, I usually tell people to avoid going somewhere when it’s high season. There’s a whole chapter on timing in Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune about finding the sweet spot of shoulder season where

You need tickets for Machu Picchu?

That’s been a common question in Peru and on message boards for the past year, often voiced in frustration after finding out the the answer is…yes. You see, ever since I wrote this Saving Machu Picchu article in Transitions Abroad’s print

Where’s Travel Technology Headed?

I spent much of last week attending the annual PhoCusWright Conference as a media reporter. This is the meet-up for travel tech companies, the established ones like Priceline, Kayak, and TripAdvisor that are household names, but also lots of new start-ups