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The Top 5 Rules For CouchSurfing
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The Top 5 Rules For CouchSurfing

By Matt Stabile During a recent road trip to Montreal, it came up in conversation that one of the riders in the car was going to be CouchSurfing for the first time at an apartment […]

Beating The Travel Blues When You Are Alone
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Beating The Travel Blues When You Are Alone

Traveling solo can be daunting and, often times, exhausting. It pushes you mentally, emotionally and physically. Not only can you have a cerebral malfunction due to a cultural overload, but you have to learn to […]

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 […]

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 […]

Avoid Becoming The Incredible Hulk This Tourist Season
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Avoid Becoming The Incredible Hulk This Tourist Season

Seek and ye shall find, right? So we go to the far ends of the earth seeking the unique, the original, the personal. So what happens when, after you spend weeks ripping through travel sites finding your […]

Hotels Are So Passe, Alternative Lodging’s The Thing
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Hotels Are So Passe, Alternative Lodging’s The Thing

Seven months ago, we had arrived in Buenos Aires, on schedule, from Toronto’s Pearson International Airport. There were three-and-a-half of us — the half person was Benito, my friends’ cat — exhausted from the plane […]

Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?
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Choquequirao: The Other Machu Picchu?

Not for the weary traveler, the multi-day trek to Choquequirao tests even the most experienced hikers. But what about the result? How about unforgettable Inca ruins far from the crowds of tourists at that “other” […]

Some Rules For Tourists In New York City This Summer
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Some Rules For Tourists In New York City This Summer

Gawker has a few pet peeves they want to tell you about regarding the tourists that flock to New York City ever year (of course), and they have a few suggestions to help the visitors […]

Why You Need To Visit Soweto When In Jo-Burg
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Why You Need To Visit Soweto When In Jo-Burg

No offense to the city of Johannesburg, but one thing you hear over and over when you’re traveling in South Africa is, “Fly in and leave, there’s nothing to do there.” Of course this is […]

Forget The Exchange Rate — Check The Big Mac Index
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Forget The Exchange Rate — Check The Big Mac Index

There’s been alot of talk lately about the drop of the euro against the dollar. On Monday, the euro dropped to a four-month low, ending the day at $1.23, and analysts are predicting it could […]



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