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moneyfortherestofus This is the second post (part b) of the series Tips for Cheap Travel. You can follow along in these posts by subscribing to the feed when the site's back up. Thanks for your patience and understanding. You can also navigate the site and see other related posts by choosing Travel under Categories. Wouldn't it be nice to just go to one website or call just one phone number and find the cheapest plane ticket? Maybe someday this will occur. If you have Fixed Dates and a Fixed Place: (i.e. you want to go to Boston from Washington DC on July 3rd to July 10th) When you have fixed dates and a fixed destination the best option is to use Aggregators. * Kayak * Sidestep * Farechase * Mobissimo It doesn't hurt to also try a few traditional online travel agencies including: Orbitz, Expedia, and Travelocity. If your dates are within 1-3 day spread (i.e. you can leave July 1st, 2nd, or 3rd): Use Kayak 1.
Interval International Interval International makes it easy for members to spend vacation time at a vast network of nearly 2,900 resorts in over 80 nations. With the flexibility to choose how you vacation, and a wide variety of valuable benefits, Interval membership is the best thing that's ever happened to vacation ownership. Vacation ExchangeSee more, and do more, beyond your home resort network and during different times of the year. E-PlusWith E-Plus, you can retrade up to three times for a low, one-time fee. The best countries for food Food and travel go together like planes and airports. No matter where you go you'll have little trouble finding at least one culinary experience that will help you understand the local culture. In some countries the food is the highlight, drawing many a foodie to its borders, like a moth to a flame. Here are 11 countries (in no particular order) that your taste buds will thank you for visiting. 1. Thailand Image by jaaron Standing at the crossroads of India, China and Oceania, Thai cuisine is like a best-of of all three’s techniques and ingredients. 2. Image by Klearchos Kapoutsis From olives to octopus, the true taste of Greece depends on fresh, unadulterated staples. 3. From back-alley dumpling shops to four-star banquet halls, China has one of the world’s finest palates. 4. Image by Sunfox From cheese and champagne to snails and baguettes, the French are famous for their foodstuffs. 5. Image by scaredy_kat 6. Image by chargrillkiller Would you like some magic-realism with that enchilada?
Get Paid to Travel the World - Travel Writing Tips Travel Writing — By Lost Girls on January 30, 2011 at 2:20 pm Be sure to check out our new Pitching 101 Series, including interviews with: BootsnAll editor, Katie HammelNew York Times’ deputy travel editor, Monica DrakeThe Expeditioner’s founder and editor-in-chief, Matt StabileGalavanting‘s managing editor, Joseph HernandezTravel Belles’ publisher and editor, Margo MillureGo NOMAD‘s general edit Max HartshorneTravel Agent senior editor Joe PikeTravelingMom‘s editor Cindy RichardsRecommend‘s managing editor Paloma Villaverde de Rico Want to get paid to travel? Travel Websites That Pay for Freelance Articles and Posts Travel Belles $10 per post. Travel sites that accept submissions for experience, rather than a payment Some ideas and rates courtesy of Matador.com, JoAnna Haugen Tags: get paid to travel, travel freelancing, travel writing
Top 10: Things To Do in Istanbul, Turkey Istanbul is one of the most dynamic, beautiful and exciting cities in the world. You could easily spend weeks there and still not see everything. Located on both sides of the Bosporus Straight (which connects the Black Sea to the Sea of Marmara), the city of Istanbul is split across two continents—Europe and Asia. Known by many names over the centuries—Byzantium, Constantinople, and since 1930, Istanbul—this intoxicating city offers a multitude of cultural, religious, and historic sights. I was really surprised at how modern and clean it was for a city so large. Plus, the people are extremely friendly and are more than happy to practice their English with you. 1) Visit Topkapı Palace Strategically perched on a hill overlooking the Bosporus and Sea of Marmara, Topkapı Palace was constructed between 1466 and 1478 for Sultan Mehmet II and served as the residence for the Ottoman sultans for nearly 400 years. Hagia Sophia 2) Visit the Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) 3) Cruise along the Bosporus
Wanderfly | Error The Best Travel Stories on the Internet - Travel Writing - World Hum 9 Places Where You Can Retire and Live Like a King | MintLife Blog |... Retiring to Boca Raton might might appeal to some aging Baby Boomers, but what about those planning to retire early – due to sound investments, for instance – or, those who are looking for a little post-career adventure? Whatever your age, retirement should be an opportunity to do all the things that you always wanted to do, but were too busy to try. Perhaps you’ll pursue a neglected hobby or even launch another business but this time from a more exotic locale. From changes in scenery to endless recreation, business tax breaks to huge exchange rate benefits, a number of international locations are well-worth consideration as retirement destinations. Cuenca, Ecuador (Rinaldo W.) Named the best place in the world to retire by International Living, Cuenca, Ecuador has it all for the modern retiree. Coronado, Panama (Dreamcious) Panama offers a quaint retirement haven for your golden years. San José, Costa Rica (Armando Mayez) Koh Samui, Thailand (Chi King) Vienna, Austria (VRoig) (Moron Noodle)
How to Buy a Round-the-World Plane Ticket (That Kicks Ass) (Photo: Norman B. Leventhal Map Center) Chris Guillebeau travels the world and writes for a small army of remarkable people at The Art of Non-Conformity blog. He is a master of clever air travel (among other things), and this is a guest post on perfecting one of the rare gems that can truly change your life: Round-the-World (RTW) tickets. Enter Chris… To outsiders, buying a Round-the-World plane ticket is a mysterious process. Over the past three years I’ve spent at least 60 hours, probably more by now, learning the ins and outs of Round-the-World travel. The Time Investment Planning and shopping for a Round-the-World (RTW) ticket is a labor-intensive process. Also, before you can actually buy a Round-the-World ticket, you need to be willing to do all these things: Those are the minimum “time costs” for getting a Round-the-World trip set up well. Good Reasons to Use Round-the-World Tickets – Tremendous Value. What to Do First Spend some time getting to understand how they work. Reservations
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