Author Archives: Shelley Seale

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.

How to Travel for Free is now an e-course!

We have exciting news! How To Travel for Free (or pretty damn near it) is now being offered as an e-course! Due to many, many requests for this, I’ve turned the book into an e-course that will launch in January.  … Continue reading

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The Top 25 Destinations for Independent Travelers in 2015

From our friends at BootsNAll Travel: The ultimate destination list for travelers who want to get the most bang for their buck, especially when considering what is typically the biggest expense — flights — and/or planning longer-term travel. Most travel … Continue reading

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Win a FREE One-Year Home Exchange Membership!

If you have read our book or are a follower of this blog or Facebook page, you likely know that one of our favorite ways to travel for free is by doing home exchanges. Really, it’s the best of all … Continue reading

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How to drive through all 48 of the contiguous United States in 113 hours

Have you ever thought about visiting all of the United States? In fact, the two of us have a goal to visit all 50 states by the time with both turn 50 – 2015 and 2016, respectively. But what if you wanted … Continue reading

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United Airlines makes big changes to its frequent flier program

United Airlines is making a sweeping change to its Mileage Plus frequent-flier program, saying customers will soon earn miles based on the fare they pay, not how far they fly. USA Today reported that United becomes the second of the big “legacy” … Continue reading

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Man ‘all by himself’ in airport makes epic music video

What would you do if you found yourself stuck in an airport overnight after your flight was canceled? Most of us would be stressed, maybe eat or sleep or read or watch something. Some of us would likely bitch about … Continue reading

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The 50 Most Visited Tourist Attractions in the World

The Daily Mail of the U.K. just ran a story about the most popular tourist attractions across the globe, according to number of visitors. The list was compiled by The first sentence of the Daily Mail article says: “It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Travel Dreaming – 2/14/14

Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! We ourselves aren’t real celebrators of the day (we prefer having our own special day). BUT, we can hardly think of anything more fun to do with any loved one — romantic, platonic or family — … Continue reading

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Friday Travel Dreaming – 1/31/14

Welcome to the weekend! This Friday being our “Travel Dreaming” day is perfect for us, as we are in the midst of planning our next trip to India this fall, and will be booking our airline tickets today – using … Continue reading

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Friday Travel Dreaming – 1/17/14

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? … Continue reading

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