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On Turning 29 and Being a Travel Failure

Photo: ThunderKiss Photography, Flickr Last month, I turned 29 on my second glass of wine at San Francisco International Airport, waiting for my red eye flight to Nicaragua. OK, maybe it was my third glass of wine (is that OK, or am I too old for that now?). I was en route to a destination…

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5 Free Tools that Help You Save Money for Travel | The Weekend Jetsetter.com

5 Free Tools that Help You Save Money for Travel

There are a number of free tools that help you save money for travel by paying you for things you already do. I've always funded my travels with a combination of "travel hacking" and side jobs so that I don't have to live extremely frugally in my day-to-day life. But this year, I started pursuing my…


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8 Tourist Traps that Don’t Live up to the Hype

Photo: MK Feeney/Flickr If you're a traveler, chances are that at some point you've spent time at tourist traps. What defines a "tourist trap?" To me, it's a "must-see" attraction that is rather underwhelming given the time, money, and hassle you must invest in seeing it. I don't think all major attractions are tourist traps. Some are…


How to Make Flight Cancellations & Missed Connections Fun!

Getting stuck on the runway for hours. Missing your connection. Having to cut a trip short. These are all a traveler's worst nightmare, but if you travel frequently enough, all bound to happen eventually. In fact, after a surprisingly long streak of luck, all three of these things happened to me last weekend. If you…