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6 Great Places to Keep Spring Break Weird

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Written By: Matt Blitz3.02.15 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 […]

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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

Written By: Matt Blitz2.17.15 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. […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Texas Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Written By: Matt Blitz2.05.15 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: […]

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The Anxiety of Airline Price Predictors

Dollar plane

Written By: Nick von Keller2.02.15 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 […]

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How to Ride the Megabus Without Losing Your Mind

Good advice anywhere

Written By: Megan Koester1.29.15 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 […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Missouri Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Written By: Matt Blitz1.26.15 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 […]

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Cheap Items You Should Never Travel Without

Hitchhiking person

Written By: Nick von Keller1.15.15 I’ve done my fair share of international travel, which is a snottier sounding phrase than I intended, but here are a few inexpensive items I always find room for in my suitcase: Plug Adapter While hair dryers and curling irons require bulky voltage converters to work overseas, your lifeline gadgets […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66: Oklahoma Edition

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Written By: Matt Blitz1.14.15 Matt Blitz has traveled 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, and Texas. Today, he makes his way to Ooook-lahoma, where the wind comes sweepin’ […]

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The Most Bizarre Winter Vacations in the World

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Written By: Matt Blitz12.30.14 Not everyone hates winter. For example, polar bears. Okay, we are not all polar bears, but there is something to be said about snuggling up by the fire with a cup of hot cocoa as snow gracefully falls to Earth. Winter can also mean traveling to ice cities, staying a night […]

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Why Texas Is the Perfect Winter Vacation Spot

Christmas, Texas style!

Written By: Matt Blitz12.16.14 The east coast is now enveloped by cold and snow. California is being soaked by torrential downpours. Florida is, well, Flordia. Seemingly, there is no place we can go to escape winter’s cold, hard, wet grip. Yet, I am here to tell there is one place, a magical locale where the […]

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How to Sleep on an Airplane

Sky babies need sleep, too.

Written By: Matt Blitz12.12.14 Sleeping on an airplane in coach sucks. There is absolutely no way to mince those words. Unfortunately, there are times when you just have to get a little shut-eye. It could be because you are taking a coast to coast red eye flight (which also tend to be cheaper), where night […]

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First Class Sucks

So very crowded

Written By: Nick von Keller12.03.14 I don’t think many people consider me a man of class. I use a sniff test to determine my shirts’ cleanliness. I’ve been known to buy $10 supermarket cakes and lick off the icing. Once I even went to Tampa. So it came as quite a surprise when, on a […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66 – New Mexico

Vintage Route 66 Sign

Written By: Matt Blitz12.02.14 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 first two articles covered Route 66 in California and Arizona. This entry covers New Mexico, with its nuclear history, delightful […]

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Your Cheap & Awesome Guide to Route 66 – Arizona

OATMAN, AZ - MAY 15, 2013: Historic Hotel on Route 66 in Oatman, Arizona

Written By: Matt Blitz10.22.14 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 first article covered Route 66 in California and this next entry is on Arizona. Stay tuned to upcoming articles about […]

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