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The 7 Commandments Of A South American Roadtrip
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The 7 Commandments Of A South American Roadtrip

Take one old and, as it turns out, less than reliable Volkwagen Combi. Paint it purple, and make it convertible. Fill it with a motley and changeable crew of South American musos, European backpackers and one dog. Hit the Panamericana, and drive north. That, baby, is where the sun is. Before […]

Travel India For Over Two Months On Only $1,000? It Can Be Done
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Travel India For Over Two Months On Only $1,000? It Can Be Done

A little ways back we asked the question: How Many Days Can I Travel In [Insert Country Here] With $1,000? – a post based upon a Rough Guides analysis of the cost of travel in various countries. Seeing this as a challenge rather than a suggestion, travel writer Jed Purses decided to light […]

How To Use Twitter For Deals On Travel
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How To Use Twitter For Deals On Travel

For the truly budget conscious, no ordeal is too tough when looking for deals. Red-eye flights via sketchy local airlines, mile-long treks to cheap hostels, and a penchant for street food (okay, I’d do that one even if I weren’t looking for deals), are techniques budget travelers have learned to […]

Top 10 Cheapest Cities For Expats
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Top 10 Cheapest Cities For Expats

Who hasn’t thought about making a change in their life and packing up and moving abroad? But where to go? Certain factors certainly come into play such as access to beaches, jobs for expats, density of late-night Thai restaurants, and whether Paris Hilton reality shows are shown in that country. […]

The Next Frontier For Cheap Travelers: Local Deals
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The Next Frontier For Cheap Travelers: Local Deals

For budget travelers who have the luxury of carrying around a smartphone on the road (I’m sure there are a few), the next frontier in traveling cheap is in the instant local deals market. Both Groupon and Yelp have launched location-specific phone apps that will show you deals in and […]

How To Fly To Europe For Cheap
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How To Fly To Europe For Cheap

Checking in this week with our new favorite cheapo travel airfare guru Rick Seaney, we found the economical soothsayer dispensing advise on travel to everyone’s favorite summer destination: Europe. In his recent article, Rick notes how baseline fees (gas, taxes, etc…) start at $523 right now, an amount already blowing […]

3 Tips For Scoring Cheap Airfare This Summer
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3 Tips For Scoring Cheap Airfare This Summer

Airfarewatchdog.com creator George Hobica took to CNN this week to share some secrets on finding cheap airfares this summer. Despite rising fuel costs, hidden fees, and that pesky extra charge for having to ship two different animal crates for your pet Pomeranians (or, so I’ve heard), George has a few […]

How I Paid Only $210 For A Flight To Barcelona
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How I Paid Only $210 For A Flight To Barcelona

It was just like any other Tuesday afternoon: I was typing away at the keyboard, tunes playing on my computer, my mind wandering to other parts of the world. Someone had recently been telling me how much they enjoyed Berlin and wished they could go back. A glance outside at […]

What Day Are Airline Tickets Cheapest?
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What Day Are Airline Tickets Cheapest?

Surely predicting when airline tickets are the cheapest isn’t an exact science, is it? One couldn’t possibly say, with any level of particularity — given the Jurassic Park-esque chaos theory level of variables that must play into the setting of such prices — when exactly fares are the cheapest without […]

Three Tips To Getting Your Ski Deals This Season
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Three Tips To Getting Your Ski Deals This Season

Thanks to our good friend Ullr, most of us in North America have already begun the winter rituals of incessant Weather Channel watching and the consequent reveling in the spoils of the most recent snowstorms. Lucky us, since this year surpasses any in recent memory as far as early season snow […]

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