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Travel is becoming more and more accessible to all (at least in the Western world). However, the bulk of the costs are still spent on flights and accommodation. Flights can be exchanged for other transport options, such as taking a roadtrip. Unless you never sleep however, you will always need a place to rest at night. Budget Travel 101: 8 Ways To Save on Accommodations Abroad Budget Travel 101: 8 Ways To Save on Accommodations Abroad
Living abroad can be an exciting, mind-opening experience and is the best way to learn about new cultures. But it's made even better if your money goes further than at does at home. Find out which countries offer the most bang for your buck. The World’s Cheapest Countries to Live In » Travel Guides » i-to-i Campfire | Gap Year & Volunteer Travel Community The World’s Cheapest Countries to Live In » Travel Guides » i-to-i Campfire | Gap Year & Volunteer Travel Community

How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!)

How to Travel Full-Time for $17,000 a Year (or Less!) Wise Bread Picks For the last five years, I've been traveling the world full-time, and for less money than I've ever spent (and I'd wager less money than most people would spend) to live in one place. My worldly possessions fit into one bag (just larger than carry-on size) and a backpack containing my laptop and computer gear.
On Tuesday I flew American Airlines’ inaugural Airbus A321 flight from Los Angeles to New York JFK. That’s their new plane with their new premium product for New York – Los Angeles and San Francisco flights. And it was great. I paid for the tickets myself and upgraded to business class. I flew to Los Angeles the night before — hotels near the airport were exceptionally pricey, with the Sheraton going for over $300 and no standard rooms available for redemption. View from the Wing - Putting a little thought into a lot of travel View from the Wing - Putting a little thought into a lot of travel
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Include as much as you can on your round-the-world trip, like Victoria's Peak in Hong Kong. Buy a round-the-world ticket that uses one airline alliancePlan to be away for at least two months to make the most of the journeyResearch the weather conditions for the areas you want to visit the most (Lonely Planet) -- It's the ultimate trip: circumnavigating the planet, and stopping off wherever takes your fancy. Great for travelers who want to see it all, or who are just plain indecisive. But booking a round-the-world (RTW) trip can be a complex business. Here's our guide to getting started. How to plan a round-the-world trip How to plan a round-the-world trip
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Tips for flying cheaper in 2012 Tips for flying cheaper in 2012 We're in a different world of air travel in 2012. Airlines have upped the ante in the a la carte pricing and fee game, and the Department of Transportation has taken steps to reduce the volume of nefarious fare marketing. American Airlines is now bankrupt, while Malev Hungarian is almost completely out of business and Spirit Airlines is on the full offensive. To put it mildly, the airline industry is a mess. Despite the chaos, airfare remains competitive, with sub-$300 fares still commonly available from coast to coast and a glut of competition to keep prices low. The sales are fewer and farther between through, and only the savviest of travelers are cashing in on the best tickets.
So You've Graduated from College, Now What?

So You've Graduated from College, Now What?

An update to this post is here. With graduation season wrapping up, I’m remembering my post-college days in 2000, just after the “dot com” bubble burst and suddenly all those folks who flocked to Seattle and Silicon Valley were unemployed, fresh out of school and totally screwed. Ten years later, are things much different? This spring, I’ve gotten a number of emails essentially asking the same question: “I want to wait out the bad economy, do some traveling, but I’m a broke-ass college student… what should I do?” If you want to spend your year after college traveling – but you have no money saved — here’s what I would do” 1. Defer your student loans, if you have them.
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How to Use Frequent Flyer Miles to Travel for Free (even if you don't fly very often) What People Say My boyfriend and I used your air miles strategy to make over 120,000 points in six months. We both flew to Costa Rica for free in first class – lived it up in the "Admiral's Lounge" – then he flew himself and his brother to Alaska. Woo hoo! -Bonnie Caton I received more than 55,000 miles in the first month. How to Use Frequent Flyer Miles to Travel for Free (even if you don't fly very often)
10 Best Travel Photography Websites by Heather | August 19th, 2010 “Best travel photography websites”. Sounds simple, right? Well, simple in the fact that there are a lot of travel photography websites out there. 10 Best Travel Photography Websites
If the word "conference" immediately conjures images of tipsy, poly-suit clad conventioneers, comic book geeks, or coma-inducing workshops, you obviously haven't attended a travel blogger gathering. 'Tis the season for some of the year's biggest travel industry blowouts. Each has a different focus--some are for accredited travel writers, others hone in on the burgeoning travel blogging industry or events tailored for the public. What they all share is an emphasis on networking with industry professionals, travel trends, and continuing education in the form of field trips, workshops, seminars, panel discussions, and yes, a fair bit of partying. Upcoming travel blogger conferences for 2012 Upcoming travel blogger conferences for 2012
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The problem with cheap places is that it’s all relative to the lifestyle someone chooses. While I do list Xi’an, China as being inexpensive, it’s also quite easy to spend as much as you would in Tokyo, Japan. It also depends on what you’re into.

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How to Travel Around the World for $418. | Nerd Fitness

“I have to tell you sir, this is easily the most ridiculous itinerary I’ve ever put together,” said the American Airlines operator the other night as I finalized plans for a worldwide adventure that would make Marco Polo blush. “Welp, that makes two of us!” I replied. And just like that, I had committed myself to almost nine months of international travel. Yes, that picture above is my actual itinerary. Beginning this January, I’ll start an epic journey that will take me across four continents, through at least nine countries, and into more than fifteen cities.
EDIT: This blog post was written on my 8 year travel anniversary in 2011. THIS year (2013) I celebrated my TEN year travel anniversary with a much more visual representation of the top ten lessons learned in travelling the world, including the absolute best footage from my travels, and you can hear me speak out the lessons directly to the camera. Here it is: If you liked this video, please copy and paste this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?

29 life lessons learned in travelling the world for 8 years straight