05.28.17
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Five Ways Your Camping Budget Can Go Up in Flames

Camping, in its rawest form, is one of the most frugal vacation options in the world. All you really need is a tent (or some

05.11.17
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Financial Planning for a Digital Nomad Life

A few weeks ago, Sarah and I had a pretty frank discussion about what we would be doing right now if we didn’t have children.

Best Travel Credit Card for 2017

Summer is almost here and that means we’re about to enter peak travel season. Whether you’re planning a family vacation or looking to travel for business, there’s

Best International Credit Cards With No Foreign Transaction Fee

If you’re planning a trip overseas, be aware: most credit cards charge a 1-3% fee on purchases made outside the U.S. Between hotel stays, dining,

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Best Credit Card Signup Bonus Offers

In the market for a new credit card? Many cards offer a lucrative signup bonus for new customers — but some are better than others!

03.02.17
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The Art of the Email Auto-Reply (and 10 Ways to Have Fun With It)

Americans tend to behave like they’re being naughty when they take vacation, as if five workdays off in the middle of summer were stolen cookies,

02.22.17
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Start Saving for Your Summer Vacation Now

A 2016 study from the U.S. Travel Association showed that more than half (55%) of Americans didn’t take all their paid vacation days in 2016.

02.13.17
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Fancy Vacations? What Kids Really Want Is Your Time

Ever since my husband and I had children, family vacation has always been a priority in our house. At least once per year, I love

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Airport Lounge Access Is Sweet, Sweet Luxury – But Can It Save You Money, Too?

The fact that we can fly to the other side of the world never ceases to amaze me. After enduring an initial trip to the airport,

01.04.17
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The Secret of Inverse Vacation Planning

Last summer, Sarah and I took our family to Cuyahoga Valley National Park for a couple of days as part of our summer vacation looping

12.18.16
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My Seven Favorite Ways to Save Money on Travel

Over the last year, we have taken family vacations to different cities in Mexico, Jamaica, and Florida. Add onto that, my husband and I traveled alone to

12.02.16
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How to Get a Cheap Rental Car

For most people, the vacation planning hierarchy goes flight, hotel, then vehicle. But don’t treat your car rental as an afterthought — knowing your needs

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Best Travel Credit Cards With No Annual Fee

The best travel credit cards often come with annual fees attached. But, there’s good news: There are some great travel rewards cards available that allow

11.04.16
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How We Plan Frugal Family Vacations in National Parks

It’s early November, so what have I been doing lately? I’ve been planning next year’s summer family vacation. We’re going to Yellowstone! November? Really? The

10.12.16
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How to Make an International Wire Transfer

Your college student is doing a semester abroad, and you need a way to send cash in case of an emergency. Or maybe you live

10.10.16
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The Disney Savings Account: Is There a Better Way to Save for Your Dream Vacation?

While there’s no denying that Disney vacations are expensive, there are plenty of ways to save money on your trip. Stay in an off-site condo instead of

10.07.16

Best Travel Insurance for 2017

The best travel insurance can help cushion the financial blow in case of situations that can upend an expensive, carefully planned trip. Whether you’re dealing

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Guaranteed Getaway: Credit Cards That Offer a Free Hotel Stay Each Year

While hotel points can go a long ways toward helping you achieve a heavily discounted trip, a free night’s stay can only sweeten the deal.