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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 […]

7 Things To Consider Before Volunteering Abroad
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7 Things To Consider Before Volunteering Abroad

There is that special feeling associated with knowing you are a part of something that directly increases the overall good in the world, and this is certainly a crucial reason people volunteer in any capacity. Volunteering abroad, however, is an entirely different cup of soup. Screw the free T-shirt from […]

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 […]

Your Guide To The Best New York Hostels
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Your Guide To The Best New York Hostels

In a city where the average hotel rate is a robust $310 (up 13% from September 2009 to September 2010), it’s a no-brainer that budget travelers (or any traveler, really) should explore the possibility of staying in one of New York’s hostels to save money. (And, yes, there are hostel […]

10 Best Bookstores To See Around The World
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10 Best Bookstores To See Around The World

Let’s face it, anyplace in the world you travel, chances are you end up ducking into a bookstore at some point during your travels, either as a reprieve from the weather outside or as a chance to get an insight into the local culture. For a few ideas of stores […]

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 […]

Five Steps For When You’ve Lost Your Passport
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Five Steps For When You’ve Lost Your Passport

It’s your worst nightmare. You’re standing in line waiting to check your bag and board the plane home after a stay in a foreign country. When you reach for your passport, it’s not there. Trying not to panic, you search your pockets. They’re empty. Dread floods through you. You step […]

Looking For An Alternative Trail To Machu Picchu?
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Looking For An Alternative Trail To Machu Picchu?

Has anyone else noticed how it seems like more and more people they know have just traveled to or are planning to visit Machu Picchu? Not that I don’t understand why — it’s indisputably one of the great sights to see on Earth, and pretty much on everyone’s “bucket list” […]

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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