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For REALLY Cheap Airfares: How To Best Accrue Frequent Flyer Miles

As just about everyone knows one of the best ways to reduce the total cost of your trip is to be able to use frequent flyer miles to purchase your airline ticket (or possibly even your hotel stay, but I will focus on airfares here). If you have enough miles the ‘purchase’ will either be [...]

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World Nomads Is Great Insurance For Independent And Adventurous Travelers!

Never forget to make sure you are properly insured before you take off on your next trip, especially if you will be traveling overseas. It’s easy to get so wrapped up in making your travel plans that you can sometimes forget to make sure you are financially covered and/or have access to appropriate medical care [...]

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Do You Need Car Rental Insurance?

Last week I talked about how to find a great deal on a car rental, and this week I want to talk about insurance coverage for your car rental. As many of you know some rental car agents really try to pressure you to buy their insurance policies when you pick up your car, almost [...]

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How To Find A Great Price On A Car Rental

When people are planning a trip they usually focus mostly on trying to save money on their airline tickets and accommodations. Without a doubt these definitely are important, but if you also need a car rental it is yet another opportunity to save money on your travel plans. And the more money you save on [...]

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2010 Cruise Prices Up But Still Lower Than 2008

Because of the economic downturn and 14 new cruise ships coming online right at the same time cruise prices were truly amazing for consumers in 2009. Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) said that the number of passengers that cruised in 2009 still surpassed the 2008 number to keep its continued long-term growth pattern. The organization [...]

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Find Great Hotel Prices With HotelsCombined.com

Whether or not you can find a good price on a hotel can sometimes make or break a decision to take a trip. And unless I am planning to do a home exchange or doing the backpacker thing in a third world country the first website I tend to use to look for good deal [...]

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Best Airfare Search Tips For KAYAK.com

Use the best airfare search tips for KAYAK.com

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Budget Travel Tips For New York City

As I mentioned in my last post I am currently having a great time in New York City, fully enjoying what it has to offer, without burning excessive cash and going into massive debt. I talked about how much doing a home exchange has made this inexpensive, yet wonderful trip possible by saving us from [...]

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HomeExchange.com Rocks!

Today I am about half way through a great three week stay in New York City which has made me think that I should write about HomeExchange.com. It has been a blast exploring this great city again which is one of the most interesting and fascinating places in the whole world. But of course NYC [...]

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Rent Someone Else’s Timeshare For Cheap

In my continuous quest for finding new and better ways to travel well on a budget I get (and look forward to!) suggestions from friends, family and other visitors of this site. Recently my friend Mary told me about her experiences with timeshare rentals. Yes, yes, I know that the thought of timeshares give some [...]

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