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6 Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

We’ve already covered several tips for booking cheap flights in our post on how to book the cheapest flight possible. The following are more of our favorites:   1. Be Flexible With Travel Dates If you want to save the most...

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[Travel Hacking] Booking Cheap One-Way Fares from Europe

Recently we featured an incredible $98 nonstop one-way fare from Los Angeles to Stockholm, Sweden. Now $98 for a 10 hour direct flight is a hell of a deal, but how do you get home on a one-way? It’s actually...

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How to Start a Travel Blog in 6 Easy Steps

I regularly receive questions about the process behind starting Thrifty Traveler. I figured it would help others to outline exactly how to start a travel blog. Let me walk you through six easy steps to get you started blogging in no time!...

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The Cheapest Places to Travel in 2016

Last year, we posted how 2015 was the year to travel to Europe. With the value of the Euro in the toilet against the strong US Dollar, it became a lot cheaper to travel. So how much cheaper? The Euro lost...

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10 Ways To Be A Thrifty Traveler

  1. Take Public Transportation Public transportation can be confusing, especially in a foreign country, but it can also be a great way to save money. One of the best ways to be a Thrifty Traveler is to take public...

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Guide To Booking Delta Award Tickets

The key to booking Delta award tickets is to be flexible with your travel plans. This is especially true if you are trying to book Delta One (1st Class) award tickets, as availability can be scarce. Booking an economy ticket is much...

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10 Tips for Booking Award Tickets

Booking award tickets is not always easy. You have to be flexible and it takes practice to learn how to best search each airline’s online award booking system. You can get ahead of the curve by following our 10 Tips for Booking Award...

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The Best Time to Buy a Plane Ticket

A recent article in Conde Nast Traveler magazine finally puts to rest the best time to buy a plane ticket. For years I’ve heard people tell me the best time to buy a plane ticket was in the middle of the night...

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The Fastest WiFi in Havana, Cuba

Internet access is very difficult to find in Cuba. The average Cuban doesn’t have internet access because it’s simply too expensive. While internet access on the island is expanding, tourists can usually only find WiFi at select hotels. The most...

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Top 6 All-inclusive Resorts you can book with Points

  All-inclusive resorts in Mexico or the Caribbean can be a thrifty way to spend your vacation. Since everything is included, you know exactly what you’re paying upfront and you don’t have to worry about expensive meals or drinks. Now let’s take...