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Posted by   Annette on    May 30, 2013

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The Surprise Un-Hotel (And A Word on the Benefit of Expectations)

“AirBNB vs. Hotel” is a fool’s game, and all travelers are losing.
  “AirBNB vs. Hotel” Is A Fool’s Game, And All Travelers Are Losing It seems that the hospitality industry is having something of a conflicted moment. I’ve been traveling ful…

The Real Reason You Need A Travel Buddy

Great travel buddies don't just share the cost of gas and a hotel room. They have a much more vital job.
A good travel buddy is a convenience, but that's not the only reason they're worth their weight in gold. Far from it, actually.  It's huge to be able to split the cost of accommo…

Adioso, Suckas: Free-Wheeling Flight Search for Flexible Flyers

I just found something extra-specially cool, however, for location independent folks with flexible schedules and insatiable wanderlust: Adioso.
Don't get me wrong: I love my travel search engines. I love Kayak (especially Explore). And AirfareWatchdog. And Hipmunk. And even Orbitz, very occasionally. I just found somethi…

5 Things You Probably Don't Know About La Paz, Bolivia

This is one hell of a place. And it ain't what you think it's gonna be.
La Paz: The not-quite-capitol of Bolivia. Yeah, it wasn't really on my radar, either. A couple of coincidences and a cheap flight, however, plunked me here more than a month ago…

I Changed My Mind About Global Entry

I held out on Global Entry. For a looooooong time. I clawed into my reasons for abstaining and I held my ground.   My tipping point came after a 12-hour marathon flight. After a …