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[Vacation Notice] Canoeing in Northern Minnesota

I’m canoeing in Minnesota’s beautiful Boundary Waters Canoe Area! Posts will be a little slower this weekend. We’ll be back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday. Make sure to follow our travels on Instagram.       Subscribe to our Newsletter,...

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Growing Pains and New Hosting

We were down for most of the day yesterday, but we’ve now resolved a majority of those issues. We grew too large for our old server (first world problem), and we’ve now migrated to new hosting at WP Engine. The new hosting...

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Free Entrance to US National Parks Today

As we covered last year, the National Park Service (NPS) turned 100 years old in 2016. Celebrate the start of the NPS’s second century by visiting a park in 2017. During 10 days of this year, all NPS sites that...

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Qatar to allow Visa-Free Travel from 80 Countries

Qatar has been in the news a lot lately. On the positive side, Qatar’s national airline Qatar Airways, was named the #1 airline in the world. On the negative side, they are in diplomatic spat with their neighbors, which has...

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New TSA Rules: Take out all Electronics larger than a Phone

On Wednesday, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) rolled out new security measures for carry-on baggage screening. The new rules will require travelers to place all electronics larger than a cell phone in bins for x-ray screening in standard screening lanes. The...

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Join me at Frequent Traveler University Chicago

After going full time with Thrifty Traveler, I’ve had a blast networking with other travel enthusiasts. Earlier this summer, I spoke at Frequent Traveler University (FTU) Minneapolis. I had a great time learning a few new tricks as well as meeting...

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Electronics ban lifted on Qatar Airways

This morning, Qatar Airways announced the U.S. Government has rolled back the electronics ban on flights departing Hamad International (DOH) to destinations in the United States. This is right on the heels of the announcement that Emirates & Turkish Airlines...