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  • Spring Break on a Budget

    Jan 17, 2008 / 6:43am / in General, Travel Tips, International Travel

    Spring Break should be a time for students to go out and have fun with their friends and get a bit of rest in the middle of a hard semester. But embarking on this trip irresponsibly can leave students financially handicapped for the future. It is important to enjoy your time, but it is also important to be able to do so within your budget.

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  • Before it's too windy...

    Nov 1, 2007 / 5:33am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Now is a great time to visit all those colder locales before they become unbearably bitter. If you've been thinking about visiting Chicago, taking advantage of this mild autumn before it swiftly develops into a beast of a winter (as it always seems to do too quickly) might make an experience of this great city much more pleasant. There are deals at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Magnificent Mile for several days in late November and early December. At $109 per night, this is a difficult-to-turn-down 45% discount from the usual rates for this time of year.

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  • Wild Adventure Made Doable

    Oct 25, 2007 / 10:50am / in Accomodation, Culture, General, Hotels, Travel Tips, International Travel

    For many the idea of traveling around Africa seeing multiple cultural centers, wildlife and natural attractions, and partaking in spontaneous adventures has never passed the imagination phase. For such a distant, inaccessible destination the idea of coordinating multiple excursions in one trip is daunting and may even seem utterly impossible. If only all of these things could be coordinated for us! Well they have been, and affordably so.

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  • Turkey during turkey month?

    Oct 25, 2007 / 9:32am / in Air Travel, Asia, Country News, Culture, Europe, Exchanging Money, General, Money, Travel Tips, Winter Travel, International Travel

    Turkey is a country that has a unique culture at an important point in its history, facing questions of religious and regional identity. Although it has always been an exotic, beautiful, somewhat off-the-beaten-path alluring destination, this time of sweeping change makes Turkey an even more exciting place to be right now. The timing works out well in this case, as the lovely autumn climate and many deals on flights are currently rolling in.

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  • Best Surfing Spots in Hawaii

    Aug 24, 2007 / 10:43am / in Culture, General, Hawaii, Travel Tips, International Travel

    When most people think of Hawaii, they probably think of surfing, and justifiably so. The state is arguably home to the best surfing on the planet, and when the pounding surf is paired with beautiful white-sand beaches and a lush, green landscape, it is almost impossible to resist. Of all the islands, Oahu, Maui and Kauai offer the best surfing conditions, and inter-island travel gets easier all the time.

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  • Subprime Problems vs. Labor Day Travel

    Aug 21, 2007 / 12:03pm / in Country News, Exchanging Money, Travel Tips, International Travel

    For those thinking of traveling abroad this Labor Day weekend, the problems with subprime lending may serve to keep you grounded.  The downturn in the US economy, mainly as a result of the housing recession will cause many people to change their minds about that vacation.  But those that do venture abroad will find things a lot cheaper due to the recent appreciation in the US dollar. 

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  • Great Travel Deals: 7-Day Adventure in Alaska for $995

    Aug 16, 2007 / 9:01am / in Travel Tips, International Travel

    Experience the Alaskan wilderness! Take advantage of this special offer from Green Earth Travel and explore the Kenai Peninsula and Denali National Park for just $995 per person, for selected dates throughout August. The trip features a five-night stay in a deluxe camping and one night stay at a hotel or lodge.

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  • Chat for Cheaper While Abroad

    Aug 15, 2007 / 6:44am / in Communication, Travel Tips, International Travel

    Affordable outgoing and incoming calls while abroad are no longer just a traveler’s dream, with the National Geographic Talk Abroad Travel Phone. Having a mobile phone while traveling is not just a question of convenience; it is also a matter of safety. Expensive rates and little or no technical support, however, have been discouraging the general public from relying on international cellular services while staying abroad.

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  • Great Travel Deals: Mandarin Oriental Miami for Unbeatable $189/night!

    Aug 15, 2007 / 6:36am / in Travel Tips, International Travel

    Looking for a luxurious getaway? Check out this amazing deal announced by Expedia.com! Through Expedia.com, you can stay at the Miami branch of the world-renowned Mandarin Oriental hotel-chain for just $189 per night, per person. This is a very special offer, since due to its increasing popularity and a growing recognition Mandarin Oriental only rarely offers discounted rates. To compare, even the hotel’s special Internet Rates start at $329 per night, per person.

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  • Keep Your Frequent-Flier Miles Alive!

    Aug 14, 2007 / 11:03am / in Travel Tips, International Travel

    Your frequent-flier miles may expire sooner than you thought! Airline companies have recently announced a change in policies concerning their frequent flier programs. Many of the major U.S. airlines are changing the period of time for which your frequent flier miles may remain inactive. US Airways have decreased the length of the expiration period for inactive accounts from 36 to 18 months.

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