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Your Definitive Guide to the Best and Worst Airlines

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Does anyone really like flying on commercial airlines anymore? It’s crowded, claustrophobic, and uncomfortable. Even if you just want to close your eyes and sleep through it, that’s nearly impossible too. But it wasn’t always this way. There was a time when people actually dressed up to go on an airplane and flight attendees wore […]

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The Strange New Frontier of Marijuana Tourism

Do not dist-herb.
Do not dist-herb.

With marijuana now legal in four states, and the majority of the remaining states having decriminalized the drug or approved medical marijuana, it looks like national legalization is inevitable. But before Philip Morris and R.J. Reynolds ruin all the fun (hello, Marlboro Kush) here’s a look at some of the odd examples of marijuana tourism […]

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Flying Spirit Without Smuggling All Your Belongings in Your Butt

Cheap Spirit flights don't have to feel like utter doom.
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Spirit Airlines is the wallet-friendly purgatory of the skies. Yes, they get you from one destination to another using the magical wizardry of flight, but they do so without many of the basic amenities and comforts afforded to you by other airlines — unless you’re willing to pay extra. But, let’s face it, you’re willing […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66: Illinois Edition

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Matt Blitz traveled Route 66 to discover and enjoy all the awesome and cheap attractions that dot the road. His articles so far have covered Route 66 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, Oklahoma, Missouri, and Kansas. Today’s article is the last in the series. So, hop in your pink Cadillac one last time and get your kicks […]

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Eurail Passes Aren’t What They Used to Be

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You’re about to leave for Europe and you’re understandably stoked. You’ve got your flight booked, your accomodations settled (maybe a series of youth hostels or something from Hotels.com), and, of course, your trusty Eurail Pass by your side. Except maybe that last one isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. If you’re anything like me […]

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So You’re Stranded

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If you’re stuck on the side of the road in the middle of nowhere, you don’t necessarily need guns and survivalist gear. (But if you do, maybe we can help with a little something from The Sportsman’s Guide.) You just need a little common sense and maybe a couple of helpful services. I’m a quasi-professional […]

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The Seven Essential Items You Must Bring on a Roadtrip

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Road trips are freedom. Right this very moment, you can hop in your car and hit the road. Other hobbies like camping require specialized equipment (think The House or Garmin) but, as long as you have a car, some gas, and some free time, you’re ready to go. If you do them right they’re pretty cheap. […]

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What You Get on an Outrageously Cheap Cruise

"Frown Periscope"
"Frown Periscope"

In a world where you cannot get a bug-free hotel room for less than $75 a night, and a meal that doesn’t consist of GMOs covered in MSG cannot be purchased for less than $20, I found myself incredulously staring at Princess Cruises’ website: They were selling two-day, three-night cruises to Mexico for $129 per person. […]

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6 Great Places to Keep Spring Break Weird

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Hip shades, warm weather, cold beers, foam parties, debauchery, wet t-shirt contests, sunburns, and the occasional cry in a bathtub… Yup, spring break is here. For all those students who are in desperate need of a break from their studies, it is time to let loose. Every year, thousands of barely-drinking-age youths hit the hot beaches […]

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The Most Expensive and Least Expensive Places to Live

Switzerland has the top two most expensive places to live. This isn't one of them.

There are days where we all just want to live somewhere else. Maybe the cold weather has you begging for warm sunshine. Maybe the crowded streets have…

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Kansas Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, and enjoy all the unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. Today’s entry is on the 13 miles of road that make up Route 66 in Kansas. While there isn’t much pavement, there is plenty to do in Dorothy’s home state. Note: Matt traveled eastbound. […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Texas Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Matt Blitz has traveled Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. Today, he hits the great state of Texas. Devil’s Rope Museum 100 Kingsley Street McLean, Texas 79057 Hours: March 1st to Nov. 31st, 9 AM to 5 PM Admission: $5 – DONATION There […]

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The Anxiety of Airline Price Predictors

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Perhaps you’ve seen it already, the tiny Richter Scale in the upper left of your search results when you’re hunting for flights on Kayak.com (because everyone enjoys seeing a plummeting line when they’re thinking about air travel). That, my friends, is a price predictor, or a flight forecasting tool if you want to be technical, […]

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How to Ride the Megabus Without Losing Your Mind

Good advice anywhere

Traveling by bus is one the least glamorous ways to get to a destination, second only to sitting on the handlebars of a BMX bike piloted by someone way too old to be doing so. What you sacrifice in style by riding the bus, though, you more than make up for in price — if […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Missouri Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Over the last few weeks, Matt Blitz has been traveling Route 66 to discover, explore, visit, and enjoy all the awesome, unique, odd, and cheap attractions that dot the road. His articles so far have covered Route 66 in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and Oklahoma. Today, he welcomed himself to the “Show Me State” […]

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