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Low-Cost Carriers To Greatly Expand Service In SE Asia
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Low-Cost Carriers To Greatly Expand Service In SE Asia

Nothing beats long-haul bus trip in Southeast Asia, with its blaring TVs, the hair-raising passings, and the curious roadside food offerings. But if you’re strapped for time and have a little bit of extra cash on you, plane travel is the way to go, especially now with the announcement of […]

Best View In The World For Under $1?
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Best View In The World For Under $1?

It’s true, as I found out a few weeks ago, the famed Star Ferry, servicing cross-harbor trips in Hong Kong’s Victoria Harbor since 1880, costs under $1 and offers one of the most spectacular views in the world (if multi-colored, mind-boggingly tall skyscrapers set against the backdrop of a verdant, […]

Fly To South Africa For Under $1k?
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Fly To South Africa For Under $1k?

Are you really not looking forward to that Thanksgiving trip next month? Well, for those spontaneous travelers, South African Airways has extended their fall sale, offering roundtrip flights for under $1,000 for trips from NYC or Washington in November. Hmm, afternoon football and turkey coma vs. safaris and beach fun.

How Many Days Can I Travel On $1,000? (Your Guide To The Cheapest Countries To Travel)
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How Many Days Can I Travel On $1,000? (Your Guide To The Cheapest Countries To Travel)

A few months ago I wrote about this chart on Rough Guides’ web site calculating how many days you can travel with $1,000 in various countries around the world. Ahead of the upcoming publishing phenomena, otherwise known as the book release of “The Expeditioner’s Guide to the World” (more on […]

Cheap Travel Done Cheaply
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Cheap Travel Done Cheaply

It’s funny, but a look over at that handy sidebar widget thingy on the right side of the site shows the most popular stories of the day (as determined by clicks), and one that keeps popping up there was one of our recent posts on which countries you can travel […]

Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way
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Traveling Cheap In Central America, The Frugal Traveler Way

Have you been following the exploits of the newly-installed Frugal Traveler, Seth Kugel, this summer as he’s been making his way from São Paulo to New York? This month alone he’s traipsed around Los Zorros, a seaside fishing village on the Pacific coast of Nicaragua, with his parents; shacked up […]

Frequent Flyer Tips For The Not-So-Frequent Flyer
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Frequent Flyer Tips For The Not-So-Frequent Flyer

“Actually, Carlton, we’ll be using the frequent flyer miles to get to Douglashire. Now run along and get me a spot of tea.” That’s often what I hear when people boast of free dream trips courtesy of their frequent flyer miles. In actuality, not every snooty voice in my head […]

How To Use Frequent Flyer Miles (Or, How To Fly Free)
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How To Use Frequent Flyer Miles (Or, How To Fly Free)

Frequent flyers are lately becoming frequently frustrated, being frequently denied, and are frequently failing to redeem their miles for the tickets that they want at the airline’s base redemption rates. With many airlines posting negative profits, the neighborhood kid selling lemonade is finding more financial success in business than airlines […]

Ask An Expert: How To Travel Cheap
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Ask An Expert: How To Travel Cheap

GoMad Nomad recently introduced a new “Ask GoMad Nomad” feature on their site (à la the seemingly defunct “Ask Rolf” series on World Hum). In its inaugural post, GoMad tackles a very familiar question that pretty much all travelers face at one time or another: How to travel without going […]

What Are The Hidden Prices In Airline Tickets?
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What Are The Hidden Prices In Airline Tickets?

Transparency. It’s a buzz word that usually floats around issues involving politics and the economy. People demand to know whether their money is spent on frivolity or if it is going towards something appropriate. This hold especially true in the airline industry. I always wondered why certain flights were much […]

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