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Saving money with off-season travel

Saving money with off-season travel

To say that I’m a travel enthusiast is probably a bit of an understatement. In just eight years, I’ve been to 51 countries. When people learn this about me, there is one question almost everyone gets…

The Only Airline Fees Worth Paying

The Only Airline Fees Worth Paying

Want a snack on your next flight, or an extra inch of legroom? You’d better pony up some cash, because airlines are charging for more “perks” than ever before. While many of the new fees can…

How to Get the Most Comfortable Airline Seat

How to Get the Most Comfortable Airline Seat

There are a lot of things people hate about air travel. The food (or the lack of food), the hidden fees, even the other passengers.

In fact, out of 43 industries, airlines rank 40th in terms of satisfaction (the only…

Sites to Find Affordable Travel Deals

Sites to Find Affordable Travel Deals

How does four nights with monkeys and macaws at the most remote ecolodge in South America sound? Dreamy, right? How about an oceanfront resort in Antigua? Not too shabby, either. What if you could get the trips for a quarter…

5 Budget Vacation Ideas for Your Next Trip

5 Budget Vacation Ideas for Your Next Trip

Getting out of town is expensive. The average summer traveler expects to pay $1,145 per person, according to a 2014 American Express survey of 1,500 Americans. But this notion that vacation needs to be a monetary free-for…

20 Affordable and Exceptional Vacation Ideas

20 Affordable and Exceptional Vacation Ideas

It’s right around the time of year when I hit my “Yikes! Where did the summer go!” phase. All of the ambitious plans I made at the beginning of the season — practice my Italian, go on a bike tour…

5 Bucket-List Trips That Won’t Break the Budget

5 Bucket-List Trips That Won’t Break the Budget

If you’ve ever flipped through a glossy travel magazine, chances are you’ve compiled a wish list of places to go, adventures to take and sights to see. “Bucket list” trips can be synonymous with big budgets. But they…

5 Off-Season Travel Destinations

5 Off-Season Travel Destinations

Before this past winter, I had never been to the Hamptons. I was deterred by the throngs of New Yorkers who decamp to the south shore’s tony towns for long, sun-filled weekends, by the parking-lot-like…

How to Save on a Rental Car

How to Save on a Rental Car

If there's no reliable form of public transportation, then a rental car will most likely be your main form of transportation. Here are some tips on how to save money on one of the biggest travel expenses:

Use…

Are Travel Upgrades Worth it?

Are Travel Upgrades Worth it?

When it comes to flying, gone are the days of checking bags, eating meals, or even resting your head on a pillow for free. In fact, if you fly some airlines, you’ll even pay a fee for your…

10 things Airlines Won’t Tell You

10 things Airlines Won’t Tell You

1. “We’re jacking up ticket prices.”

It’s not your imagination. Airfare is getting more expensive. The cost for a domestic roundtrip ticket averaged nearly $356 last year, up 3.6% from a year prior…

5 Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip

5 Apps to Download Before Your Next Trip

Summer is here, which can mean hot sun and high stress. Before you put on stylish shades, apply generous amounts of sunscreen and hope for the best, you might want to check these apps — they’re specifically tailored…

Tips for Budget Travel

Tips for Budget Travel

Got a yen to hit the road this summer? Bargain-basement deals are hard to find at the height of the season, but there are ways to stretch your travel dollar. Here’s the rub: Saving money on summer…

Pay Less for Hotel, Motel, Travel Lodging

Pay Less for Hotel, Motel, Travel Lodging

It’s vacation season! So get ready for beautiful beaches, breath-taking mountains…and overpriced hotel rooms. Luckily, there are savvy ways to outsmart the sky-high rates and nab yourself a sweet deal.

For example, I spent last Memorial…