Friday Travel Dreaming – 1/17/14

 (Photo: Woman with Suitcase at Feet via Shutterstock)101 Clever Travel Tricks for 2014

When’s the best time to book a flight? How can a free upgrade actually cost you money? Why are duct tape, petroleum jelly, and dental floss among the most valuable things you can pack? Find out the answer to these and many other questions with our list of 101 clever travel tricks to try in 2014!

Round the World with Budget Airlines

Can you make a round the world (RTW) trip using only budget airlines? RTW tickets bought through travel agents or airline alliances will cost you thousands of dollars even if you book the cheapest ticket. They only use full service airlines but budget airlines have been ever increasing their long haul routes and expanding their networks. This article explores the possibility of constructing a RTW journey on budget airlines exclusively.

Top 10 Opportunities for Escape

Escape the City is a great resource for jobs, volunteer gigs and other opportunities around the world. They connect people with exciting, hard to find, non-corporate jobs around the world.

How to Choose an Air Travel Search Site

There are so many of them out there, that it easily becomes confusing and overwhelming. This article gives some good pointers on how to choose an air travel search site depending on your particular circumstances.

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About Shelley Seale

I'm Shelley, a journeyer and learner of the world, freelance journalist and author, yoga chick and dog lover. I pound the keyboard from home barefoot every day, and while my boss is demanding she also occasionally lets me have the early afternoon cocktail. I think not going into an office or collecting corporate paychecks are very good ideas, though not always profitable. I have written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, Texas Monthly and CNN, among others. Neither the New York Times nor Johnny Depp have answered my letters yet. I love yoga, indie movies, wine, and books, though not necessarily in that order. I believe in karma. Mean people suck. If I could have any dream job I would like to be a superhero. I have performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano and was once robbed by a monkey in Nepal. But, I don't know how to whistle. My mantra is "travel with a purpose."
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