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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 LoveHomeSwap.com. The first sentence of the Daily Mail article says: “It’s … Continue reading

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Vayama Go Somewhere Tour Crosses the States Inspiring International Travel

“To travel is to live.” – Hans Christian Anderson Sometimes taking the first step toward an international trip is the most difficult, even if you have dreamed of travel for years. I recently learned about a campaign that Vayama, an … 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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Mexico and El Salvador for Pretty Damn Near Free

Today I leave beautiful San Miguel de Allende, Mexico, where I have been spending the past week as a pretty-close-to-free vacation. I have been staying in a gorgeous little casita, behind the main house of an American expat with whom … 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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How to Win Giveaways – Start with These!

As we discuss in the book, How to Travel for Free (or pretty damn near it!), entering contests and giveaways is a great way to get free travel. I have won several trips over the years, and here at How … Continue reading

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Home Exchanging in Nicaragua

Greetings from Nicaragua, where we have been ensconced in Granada for the past week, staying absolutely free in a very cool little bamboo artist loft/casita. People often ask me how it’s possible that I travel so much. In fact, the … Continue reading

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Airport Transfers: To Take a Taxi or Not?

Today we bring you a very informative guest post from Kristina Wegscheider, co-founder of Do It While You’re Young, a travel website for young women interested in traveling, studying, working and volunteering abroad. Kristina shares some great money-saving tips on using taxis and airport transfers when traveling. Continue reading

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How Language Can Unlock your Travels

Today’s guest post is from Aaron Myers, of The Everyday Language Learner’s Guide to Getting Started. Keith and I are going to Nicaragua in January, and I am currently starting Aaron’s guide to learn Spanish before the trip. He has … Continue reading

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A Passport to a Different World

It’s literally the ticket to the whole world…but only 30% of Americans have a passport. But a passport is about so much more than travel. It’s about witnessing different ways of life than your own, experiencing different cultures and ways of thinking, meeting and interacting with people who have a completely different lifestyle than your own. We were thrilled to hear about the Passport Party Project, which aims to gift 100 young girls with their very first passports. Continue reading

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