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7 Ways AirBnB Helps You Dive Into Local Communities
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7 Ways AirBnB Helps You Dive Into Local Communities

As much as couchsurfing is a boon to young, independent travelers (hello free roof over your head!), sometimes you need more autonomy and control in your accommodations. For the same price as a bunk bed at a hostel, you can score a pleasantly furnished room in a local apartment through […]

Top 6 Hipster Neighborhoods Around The World
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Top 6 Hipster Neighborhoods Around The World

Once an evasive creature contained to their natural habitats in Williamsburg, Portland and Austin, hipster culture is now globally ubiquitous. Blame it on cultural imperialism, the undeniable twee delight of appliqué birds, or the sheer convenience of ironic facial hair, just know this: The hipster has reached these international cities, and will no doubt […]

When Is The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets?
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When Is The Best Time To Buy Airline Tickets?

Bad news procrastinators, airline ticket fares are going up, and the best time to buy tickets keeps getting pushed further and further out in advance. And by in advance we’re talking 5 1/2 months in advance in some cases, as the NY Times discovered in a recent test of the […]

3 Tips To Haggling Prices In Vietnam
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3 Tips To Haggling Prices In Vietnam

One of the biggest adjustments I had to make when I moved to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, after college was the idea that it is perfectly acceptable, expected even, to argue with a merchant about the price of their goods or services. It’s just a part of life. A […]

Are You Banned From Certain Countries If You Have An Israeli Stamp In Your Passport?
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Are You Banned From Certain Countries If You Have An Israeli Stamp In Your Passport?

The mystery around whether you are banned from certain countries if you have an Israeli stamp in your passport is one of those vexing travel questions that seems to come up during every discussion about travel to Israel, especially given the number of travelers visiting Israel through Birthright. So the […]

Did You Know Google Shows Instant Flight Status Information?
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Did You Know Google Shows Instant Flight Status Information?

Google has quite a few search options that many people don’t know about (weight and money conversion, spelling, stock quotes) that display the information you’re looking for at the top of their page without having to click through to a specific site (of course the infamous “No Chuck Norris” search […]

Skip The Beach, Visit The Real Mexico
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Skip The Beach, Visit The Real Mexico

I know that for most people, Mexico this time of year means beaches, beer funnels, lounge chairs, diving excursions, 600-thread count sheets, sunny weather, and nights slept on the floor of dingy jail cells while being protected by someone named “Big Hector” who for some reason has taken an interest […]

5 Coffee Shops In Amsterdam To Visit Before The City Goes Legit
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5 Coffee Shops In Amsterdam To Visit Before The City Goes Legit

Among other great attractions in the city, Amsterdam is world famous for its “cannabis coffee shops.” Each offers their own atmosphere and are great places to hang out on while on break visiting the city sites. They are, of course, world famous for offering marijuana on their menus. However, in […]

5 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu And The 5 Best Ways To Get There
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5 Things You Didn’t Know About Machu Picchu And The 5 Best Ways To Get There

James Gilland is the marketing coordinator at AdventureLink.com and associate editor of its blog. AdventureLink is a site that helps travelers find and book the world’s best adventure trips. For more information about visiting Machu Picchu, visit AdventureLink’s Machu Picchu tours page. 1) Machu Picchu Was Never Actually Finished Archaeologists […]

Southern Nicaragua: Bargain Paradise
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Southern Nicaragua: Bargain Paradise

Pan-American Transmissions Part Two “Pan-American Transmissions” is a travel series from Special Contributor Diego Cupolo as he travels south from Nicaragua to Argentina. He has few plans, a $10-a-day budget and one flute-playing gypsy companion. Check back as new dispatches are posted from the road. Don’t assume that you need […]

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