Category Archives: Airfares

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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Friday Travel Dreaming – 10/18/13

Happy Friday to all you travelers out there – we hope your weekend is looking to be a great one! And whether you’re on the road now or just wishing you were, here’s this week’s roundup of budget travel ideas … Continue reading

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Traveling for Free: Home Exchanging in Panama!

There are many, many methods and resources to travel for free — methods, tips and tricks that we share in detail, with links and examples and thorough explanations, in our book. Of course, we have our favorites and most-used. These … Continue reading

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Flight Problem? Complain the Right Way to Rake in Mileage Points

As we have shared frequently on this blog, a major part of our travel is done using airline miles, enabling us to fly for free (with a small tax/administrative fee of typically $5-50 depending on domestic/international and airport fees). But … Continue reading

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A Close to Free Family Vacation in Southern California

I just returned, this past weekend, from enjoying another wonderful travel experience for about as close to free as possible — courtesy of the methods and resources that we detail in our book. On this trip, I spent ten beautiful … Continue reading

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Playing the Frequent Flyer Game

Yesterday I was intrigued by a posting by one of my favorite travel bloggers, Johnny Jet, entitled Frequent flier programs are NOT a scam – here’s why you should signup now. I was intrigued because it never occurred to me that … Continue reading

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Home Exchanging Around the World

We have written a lot about home exchange, as one of our top methods of traveling for free — and one of our favorite ways to travel, period. Exchanging homes not only lets you stay somewhere completely free (and save … Continue reading

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Great Airline Point Credit Card Offer For British Airways!

Last week Shelley and I got back from our amazing trip to Kenya and Tanzania, and like we so often do for our trips we used airline points to get our roundtrip tickets. This of course saved us a TON … Continue reading

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How to Travel the World on Zero Dollars a Day

Our book, How To Travel For Free (or pretty damn near it!) and blog are all about traveling free, or as close to free as possible. In the book we share a lot of our own personal methods that we use … Continue reading

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How To Get The Best Airfare

Anyone who loves to travel knows that one of the biggest expenses, if not THE biggest expense, can be your airfare. Sure, getting a free ticket with airline points is a fantastic way to get rid of this cost, and … Continue reading

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