budget travel tips

The Sad Truth About Flight Upgrades

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Looking to score a free first-class upgrade? Today’s post runs through the fact and fiction surrounding first- and business-class upgrades.

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Is Travel Hacking All It’s Cracked Up To Be?

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Much has been made of so-called “travel hacking.” Here’s why I mostly avoid travel hacking, and why you should too.

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My Cashless Weekend in the Dominican Republic

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In an era where the public so happily and immediately jettisons archaic technologies and traditions, it makes no sense to me why cash is even still a thing, so I was thrilled when MasterCard invited me on a cashless weekend.

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Backpacking in Bougey Southern France

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Southern France is one of the most expensive places in Europe, so it might surprise you that I backpacked there. Or tried to backpack, at least.

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Europe’s Cheapest Countries

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It’s still possible to enjoy cheap holidays in many European countries, giving you the opportunity to explore cities, nature and heritage without breaking the bank.

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If You Run Out of Money Abroad

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What would you do if you found yourself in a foreign country without any money, or without the ability to access money you do have?

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