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.

Travel Giveaways and Contests:

Win a Trip for 2 to Belize

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Enter to win a $4500 trip to New York, Miami, Los Angeles, or Toronto – your choice if you win!

About Shelley Seale

Shelley is a wanderer and student of the world, yoga chick, voracious reader and dog lover. She pounds the keyboard as a freelance writer, author and publication designer, based in Austin, Texas when she isn't traipsing around the globe. Shelley has written for National Geographic, USA Today, The Guardian, The Week, Fodor's, The Telegraph and Texas Monthly, among others. Shelley has performed a catch on the flying trapeze, boarded down a live volcano, and was once robbed by a monkey in India. But she doesn’t know how to whistle.
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