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A Basic Guide to an Inexpensive and Incredibly Fun Family Camping Vacation

This summer, my family and I are going to be camping in northern Wisconsin for several days. We plan on camping at two different locations

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Eight Best Places to Retire Abroad (and Enjoy the Good Life for Less)

More than 373,000 Americans had retired abroad by 2013, according to the Social Security Administration, and for various reasons. For some, the decision to retire overseas

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Five Ways to Write Off Your Next Vacation

Planning a vacation and dreading all the costs? While there are many ways to spend less on vacation, there’s another route to try if you want to travel

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Three Things to Watch Out for When Booking a Vacation Online

Planning a vacation can be overwhelming if you don’t know exactly where you want to go. After all, the world is a big place with

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Repositioning Cruises: How to Get a Luxury Cruise for Cheap

Imagine finding a luxury hotel room that costs just $62 a night, a price that includes all of your meals and a view of the


Seven Volunteer Vacations for an Alternative Spring Break

If the idea of drinking and dancing on the beach all day for a solid week isn’t quite your ideal spring break, there are plenty


Are Cruises an Affordable Family Vacation Option?

As a writer who focuses on family travel, I explore a wide range of vacation options year-round. And although I never took a cruise until last year, the idea of cruising has always


Six Cheap Spring Break Destinations and How to Save

What college student doesn’t welcome spring break with open arms? Every year, thousands of students flee their campuses for a wild week away from it

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Stop Suffering From Vacation Deprivation

Americans don’t always take advantage of their paid vacation days. A recent study by Expedia.com explored the vacation habits of 7,855 employed adults from all over the world, and it

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Six Cheap Romantic Getaways

With the thick of winter upon us and Valentine’s Day around the corner, you might be dreaming up a romantic getaway with the one you love. But


Protect Your Money While Studying Abroad

Studying abroad is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, but you need to take steps to protect your money during your travels. Here is what to do before,

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This Website Saves Customers So Much Money It’s Being Sued

Aktarer Zaman’s mission was to make it easier (and cheaper) for people to explore the world. The 22-year-old New York City resident went about making

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How to Take Advantage of $2 Gas

During most of the time I’ve been writing for The Simple Dollar, gas prices have stayed somewhere well north of $3 per gallon, jumping regularly


Retiring Abroad? What You Need to Know About Health Insurance

So you want to pack up all your cares and woes and retire overseas. The world is full of possibilities, from hundreds of thousands of

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Why You Probably Don’t Need Rental-Car Insurance

Your bags are packed, you’ve found a sitter for the dog, and you’ve suspended your newspaper subscription for a few days. That can only mean one

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What the U.S. Could Learn About Business From Other Countries

Put the word “dream” after any country other than “American” and it just doesn’t sound the same. There’s no Italian Dream. No Canadian Dream. No Israeli Dream. No


Best Travel Insurance for 2015

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 suddenly

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Seven (Extreme) Ways to Go to College for Half Price or Less

College-bound students can be excused for their looming fears of dealing with student loan debt after graduation. We’ve talked about ways to get your student loans

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