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How to Get Over Your Post-travel Blues

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Returning home after spending a few years living abroad, or even a few weeks traveling, offers much to celebrate. You have a sense of humor now that you're able to crack jokes in your native tongue (being sarcastic in a foreign language is difficult). You can binge eat foods like peanut butter and deli meat, and ...

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6 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Earning and Redeeming Miles

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In my early days of collecting points and miles, there were many things I was clueless about. Since wising up, I've talked to countless travelers who made some of the same mistakes. Without knowing the basics of earning and redeeming travel rewards, you may end up paying much more out of pocket for your "free travel" than ...

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5 Reasons to Travel More in 2015

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With 2015 fast approaching, many of us are itching to go on a new adventure. Whether you want to eat your way through a foodie mecca, immerse yourself in a new culture or explore remote trails in untamed frontiers, the New Year is the best time to set new goals and take action. So, it probably comes ...

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How to Get Home for the Holidays at a Fraction of the Cost

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When it comes to holiday travel, scenes from Steve Martin's miserable journey in the movie, "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" undoubtedly come to mind. But travel need not be so chaotic, as there are many ways to get where you're going without ever having to step foot inside an airport, or even your own car. Here ...

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Ways to Do Pricey Destinations on a Budget

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Some island destinations are so expensive that many travelers consider them out of reach. Places like the Maldives, French Polynesia, Santorini and Hawaii all come to mind. Everything from the cost of transportation to activities is high due to location and tourist demand. But don't let the initial price tag deter you from planning a trip ...

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Hassle-free Holiday Air Travel Tips

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Now that you've survived the dreaded Thanksgiving travel weekend, it's time to start preparing for the next busiest period: year-end travel. And though Christmas doesn't see the same volume of travelers as Thanksgiving (the U.S. Department of Transportation estimates that the number of long distance trips increases by 54 percent around Thanksgiving; Christmas and ...

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