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How to Buy a Round-the-World Plane Ticket (That Kicks Ass)

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

Plnnr - plan the perfect trip, automatically! - StumbleUpon 10 of the best budget hotels in New York - StumbleUpon Posted on: September 21st in Cool Hotels, Travel by Graham Padmore. Like this Post? The Big Apple may be one of the ultimate city break destinations – shopping, art, sightseeing and so much more. A good tip is to book as far in advance as possible, this way you’ll get the best price. The Gershwin This Manhattan midtown hotel is just a block away from 5th Avenue and close to both Madison Square Garden and the Empire State Building. Prices from $32 a night.Check prices and availability for The Gershwin Hotel The Jane Once home to salty sailors and Titanic survivors, The Jane is a living work of art. Prices from $90 per night.Check prices and availability for The Jane The Pod The Pod prides itself as a hip, affordable New York City hotel, and its central location and room chic for all budgets makes it a great place to stay in Manhattan. Prices from $89 per night.Check prices and availability for The Pod Broadway Hotel and Hostel Holiday Inn Long Island Sohotel Serenity at Home Guest House Brooklyn

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? If you’re interested in sharing your travel experiences, there are several travel websites that accept pitches from freelance writers. 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

Fairytale Destinations Is it a dream or is it for real? These places will make you wonder whether you step into the land of magic and fantasy or still firmly stand on the ground. With unearthly nature, unreal landscapes or fairy tale architecture, these destinations will take you far away from your humdrum reality. Picturesque Colmar in France, considered the most beautiful city in Europe, looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale. This tiny town in Alsace is famous not only for its magically colourful old town. As if being the wine capital was not enough, Colmar, with its pretty squares, fountains and canals, is also called the "little Venice" (la Petite Venise). The Lord of the Rings' scenery of Faroe Islands truly makes you believe the archipelago is inhabited by hobbits and elves. Saksun, Faroe Islands. Castle Neuschwanstein in Bavaria, Germany in autumn. It is not a sugary Disneyland construction, although it looks like a fairy tale palace occupied by some capricious princess. Palacio de Sintra.

www.lhw.com from lhw.com 15 Amazing Castles from Around the Globe - StumbleUpon Although designed and built for the prominent purpose of defense, today the castles seem like somewhat unrealistic constructions straight from the fairytale world. From solid strongholds to oriental fortresses and highly decorative palaces, the castles are our connection to the past, where legends mix with history and reality blends with a fairyland. This fairytale castle is the historical seat of the Prussian Kings and German Emperors. Its origin dates back to the Middle Ages - it was built in the 11th century, then completely destroyed in 1423 and reconstructed in 1461. The view from the castle that stands on top of Mount Hohenzollern (855 m) is as stunning as the complex itself. The castle is located about 50 kilometers (30 mi) south of Stuttgart, the capital of the Baden-Württemberg state. Although it looks like a castle, Howard is actually a stately home - a private residence of the Howard family that has resided in the complex for more than 300 years. Burg Eltz castle.

How to See the World: Art of Travel; European and World Backpacking; On $25 a Day or Less - Living Bueno - How to Live Anywhere in the World for Free Skeptical Face Travel for free? This dudes crazy right? Today is part two of what I am calling the "Knowledgeable Nomads" series, in which I will be teaching my readers how they can travel the world while ballooning their savings accounts rather than draining them dry. Possibly the most common excuse I hear when urging others to travel and see the world, is the financial barrier that is separating them from partaking in such a journey. How To Live Anywhere in The World For Free By- Rick A. Letter from Franco, my host from my upcoming voyage to Sicily: "Rick, sounds good, I do have a couple of people here, what I could do is give you the country cottage and that way you can have the freedom to do your writing. would you be interested in that?" Franco For the next few months I will be living in a country cottage in Sicily a few hundred meters from the village of Sciacca. I was naturally skeptical and figured I'd come across a salesman promoting his own website in a clever way. 1.

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. For those not yet looking to retire, they make good vacation getaways as well: 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

BootsnAll Travel Network :: Travel Community, Travel Stories, Cheap Tickets, Youth Hostels and all your travel needs WWOOF - World Wide Opportunities on Organic Farms The Best Travel Stories on the Internet - Travel Writing - World Hum 7 Great Ways To Beat The Airlines At Their Own Game The airline industry has a serious image problem as many reports have shown it ranks towards the bottom of customer satisfaction surveys. The industry can blame high fuel costs for rising airfares, but they have no one but themselves to blame for the way their quality has gone down as they have antagonized their customers with a variety of fees that are constantly increasing. In response, travelers have been thinking of themselves less as customers and more as adversaries in a battle over their scarce business or vacation budget. Out of this new relationship emerges seven innovative ways to minimize your travel expenses while circumventing customer hostile policies. 1. Beat Checked Bag Fees There are several strategies to avoid these fees and still take enough luggage for your trip. 2. When traveling as a couple, you can increase your chances of enjoying a little extra space by booking aisle and window seats with a middle seat between the two of you. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. Like what you read?

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