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budget travel

10 Secrets to Avoid Extra Baggage Fees at the Airport

Rainy Airport Day

Paying airline fees is no fun. Extra baggage fees at the airport are one of the most common (and most hated) these days. In fact, airlines continue to rely on baggage fees and similar other charges to improve their profitability. In 2012 airlines in the USA collected about $3.5 billion as baggage fees. Most passengers … Read More

Travel Fucktastrophes: The Stories I’ve Never Told

Nicaragua Resort

When traveling, there are those stories that are never told. No, not the ones about what happened in Bangkok or Berlin or Las Vegas — those always get told, often with “my friend” or “this guy I know” substituted in place of the slightly more embarrassing “me” 😉 I’m talking about those crazy embarrassing stories. … Read More

Hiking Diamond Head Volcano in Hawaii

View from the top of Diamond Head Vocano in Hawaii

Located on the island of Oahu, Diamond Head is a young but extinct volcano that makes for a fantastic and affordable day trip. Entering into the crater through a large tunnel in one side of the volcano wall, immediately the place just opens up and the sky is revealed around you. One small corner of … Read More

How To Get Free Shuttle Rides Between Abu Dhabi And Dubai

Etihad Shuttle

Abu Dhabi and Dubai are only about an hour apart from each other but in my experience traveling the United Arab Emirates I have found that Abu Dhabi is always the cheaper airport to fly through. I saved $350 just on this flight alone by landing in Abu Dhabi instead of Dubai. Of course my … Read More

Best New Travel Blogs Of September 2014

Girl Vs Globe

This month’s featured blogs focus primarily on adventure travel, cultural experiences, must-visit bucket list destinations, budget backpacking through Asia and much more. Dozens upon dozens of countries from the UK on down through the tips of Indonesia are covered in the following blogs, as well as enough food and exciting travel ideas to keep you … Read More

FriFotos: Street Meat: As Fresh As It Gets

Bangkok Butcher

I love everything about street food. The unparalleled taste. The plastic chairs intended for children. The surrounding ambiance of wherever in the world you might be. And yes, even the questionable level of hygiene. It all culminates into a perfect feast Anyone feel like chicken tonight? When I think of fresh — this week’s FriFotos … Read More

The Best New Travel Blogs You Haven’t Heard Of Yet

Bemused Backpacker

The sheer number of travel blogs on the web has exploded over the last couple of years and it has gotten increasingly to keep up with all the newest ones, let alone stay up-to-date with all their posts. For quite some time now I have wanted to start a monthly series highlighting my top picks … Read More