I was recently published by the Washington Post for how to regularly book roundtrip international flights for under $400 roundtrip. As a follow-up, many people have asked me what some of my secrets are for finding cheap accommodations. As a solo traveler, this is a hard one because accommodations are cheaper when you’re splitting the costs with at least one other person. Not only that, sometimes you get charged an additional fee for renting alone, especially if you booked through a…

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Airline travel has evolved over the years. When I visited the Air and Space Museum a few years ago in D.C., they had an old coach cabin on display. I was amazed at how much space there was! It was like every seat was first class. Today, things are just slightly different. With an eye for profits and bottom lines, airlines shove us all together like sardines in a can and make us pay outrageous fees…

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Hello there fellow budget travelers! Today I’m tackling the carry-on bag, one of the most essential pieces you’ll need for your upcoming trip. I prefer traveling with just a carry-on for several reasons. First, I have an unhealthy fear that my checked bag will get lost. I know, it’s unlikely, but the thought of being in a foreign country without my clothes, toiletries and clean underwear unnerves me. Second, traveling with a carry-on only maximizes…

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Do you have a friend that loves to travel? Are you a jetsetter yourself trying to figure out what to put on your Christmas list? Have a look at these ideas, sure to make any recipient feel like they’re first class, all the way! 1. Sleep Mask There’s all sorts of variations on this old favorite. You can peruse Etsy to find one made to look like the mask worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast…

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We all yearn to get away. The problem is, very few of us can actually afford to act on our travel impulses due to financial restraints. There’s a common misconception that traveling internationally costs thousands of dollars, or in the alternative requires accepting substandard meals and accommodations. This is simply not the case. Traveling can be affordable for anyone with the proper planning. There’s no better time than the present to explore the world. Famed archeological…

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