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When to buy airline tickets and not use miles

Travel is great and it’s even better when you can save money. Recently I booked a roundtrip ticket to Sydney, Australia using 80,000 United Airline miles. Sometimes though, I’d rather buy an airline ticket with my trusty credit card even if I have miles available. Why is that you ask? Because the value of each […]

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Travel is easy

  Today I’m riding a bus from Latvia to Estonia. When I crossed the border, T-Mobile sent me a text. The message said that in Estonia I will have free texts, free data roaming and phone calls are only $.20 a minute. First of all, I’m always amazed about simple things. My phone knows I just […]

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Go ahead and go

    Don’t have enough time to travel? Go ahead and go anyway. A short trip is better than none at all. The same advice applies to lots of other parts of life. Whenever you find yourself thinking you don’t have enough money, time, experience, connections or whatever? Go ahead and do what you can […]

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Fly to Myanmar for only $30

  Like to travel? How about traveling for free? Sure, who wouldn’t want to do that. I’m leaving today for a trip to Myanmar and the one-way ticket on United Airlines would have cost over $800. Instead I bought the ticket with 40,000 miles and only had to pay $30 for taxes. I’m not always […]

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More about visas

I’m in the process planning a trip to Myanmar, Bangladesh, India and Nepal. As I’ve mentioned before, one of the first things I do in trip planning is to find out whether I need a visa for the country I’m visiting. So I looked up the those four countries only to realize each one requires […]

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