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Travel is fun but can be very expensive. These articles cover advice on how to find deals on flights, hotels, transportation, and activities on your next trip.


3 Tips to Find the Best Deal on Holiday Flights

With the holidays quickly approaching, I thought it would be a great time to share information on finding the best deals for travel.  Over the years, our family has spread across multiple states. I’m always looking for the cheapest way to travel so that we can fit in the most visits possible within our budget.

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The Best Way I’ve Found to Get Cheap Flights

I’m not much of a plane person. In fact, if given a choice to travel via car or plane, I’m going to choose the car any day of the week. Plus, you get to see more of the country! That, and I’m not one for flying in a tight cylinder 30,000 feet above the earth.

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7 Common Missed Fees That You Need to Avoid

Thought we would republish this post from early 2013 as some of the information is still helpful and we’re always wanting to avoid those fees!  This past month, when I went to pay my mortgage, I noticed that they were charging me an extra $7.99 fee for paying my balance due. I thought this was

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How to Travel to Canada From the US by Land on a Budget

This past September, my wife got notice she was selected to be an extra on one of her favorite television programs that is filmed in Alberta, Canada. Since we hadn’t been on an extended vacation together since our honeymoon (some 7 years prior) and felt this was one of those “once-in-a-lifetime” opportunities – we went

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Making a Thrifty Small Summer Vacation

When I was 14 years old my cousin took me on my first camping trip in lower Minnesota along the Des Moines River. It was an experience that changed my life significantly. During my first trip we got to roast smores, cook Dinty Moore stew over the open flame, tell ghost stories, sleep in a

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How to Get the Best Hotel Deals

Today I want to show you how to save more money on hotels. I got this cool tip from watching a video the other day and wanted to share it with you. I know many of you are traveling this winter – so trying to maximize your travel dollars and get the best possible deal

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Traveling Cheap When Living Abroad

Perhaps this is a rookie mistake for fresh-faced travelers who have just discovered the wonders of living abroad, but many are wasting a lot of their hard earned money on expensive modes of transport.  What happens when you are relocated semi-permanently to a new country or city? Air travel is by far the most expensive,

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How to Save on a Trip to Oahu, Hawaii

So you’ve finally saved up enough cash to go to Hawaii, but you’re afraid that once you get home, you won’t be able to afford the mortgage payments.  It’s a good thing that vacationing in one of the most exotic U.S. states can be done on a budget if you plan carefully.  Boasting seven climates

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