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The End Of The Frugal Traveler?
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The End Of The Frugal Traveler?

In some very sad news this morning, Budget Travel is reporting that Matt Gross of The New York Times is leaving his post as the Frugal Travel, one of the, if not the most, popular — and frequently most e-mailed — recurring articles in the paper. No word yet if […]

What Do You Think Of The New BootsnAll Design?
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What Do You Think Of The New BootsnAll Design?

If you’ve visited BootsnAll during the last week or so, you’ve probably noticed their site went through a pretty dramatic re-design. Why, I wonder? Recent break-up, perhaps, with GoNomad? The web-equivalent of getting a new haircut and going out and buying a new wardrobe? Maybe it was just time for […]

Break Out The Tents: Your Guide To This Summer’s Music Festivals
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Break Out The Tents: Your Guide To This Summer’s Music Festivals

Rain or shine, summer means music. Most memories surrounding easy-season-living has been captured in my mind by a song or playlist or a concert that we had to find some way of getting to. The sun and heat conjure up images of plastic cups and dirty feet. From the corners […]

Signs: No Fishing In Toilets In Saudi Arabia
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Signs: No Fishing In Toilets In Saudi Arabia

This week the NYT asked readers to send in their best strange signs from abroad, and this was the result. Some highlights? #24: When in Saudi Arabia, it’s okay to sit on the toilet, but please refrain from fishing in it, no matter how tempting your catch may be.

Family Vacations Are Becoming Family Adventures
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Family Vacations Are Becoming Family Adventures

Not long ago, it was common to read a family’s vacation itinerary to include theme parks, beaches, and guided tours of museums or cathedrals. Nowadays, with the increased capacity to boldly go where few folks have gone before, family vacations are turning into, what Bella English refers to in her […]

When Weighing Your Options, Choose Choice Air
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When Weighing Your Options, Choose Choice Air

I love options. It’s one of the main reasons that, although the country provides some serenity, that I choose to live in a city. If I want a loaf of bread, I can choose from hundreds of local bakeries. If I need batteries, I can walk within a one-mile radius […]

Happy Birthday Glacier National Park
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Happy Birthday Glacier National Park

Looking back, there is really only one reason that I ended up in the state of Montana: the awesome beauty of Glacier National Park. After finishing school on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula, I deemed it only appropriate that I continue to surround myself with that kind of majestic beauty. A previous […]

Be Jealous: Simon Reeve On His “Job” Traveling The World For The BBC
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Be Jealous: Simon Reeve On His “Job” Traveling The World For The BBC

Why is it that the British get the best travel shows? Yes, we have “No Reservations,” but the Brits get Michael Palin, the “Planet Earth” with the good voice-over by Sir David Attenborough, and Simon Reeve, who has been doing some great travel documentaries for the BBC2, his latest being […]

Apple To Put The Squeeze On Travel Sites?
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Apple To Put The Squeeze On Travel Sites?

According to Tnooz.com, Apple has filed a patent for iTravel, an iPhone application that would allow users to search, book, and receive confirmations for flights, car rentals, buses, trains and hotels. With no official announcement yet, the most likely release date for this function would be this summer when the […]

From Carry-ons To The Mile High Club: A Flight Attendant Tells All
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From Carry-ons To The Mile High Club: A Flight Attendant Tells All

The airlines, for the average Joe like myself, is an industry shrouded in this kind of mystery. I’ve definitely flown my fair share of times, but I truly don’t know any more about its operations than that of potato farming. The recent book published, Betty In The Sky With A […]

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