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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

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"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

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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

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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

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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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Cheap Items You Should Never Travel Without

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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 – laptop, iPad, smart phone, […]

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Your Cheap and Awesome Guide to Route 66: Oklahoma Edition

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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’ down the plain! Stay […]

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The Most Bizarre Winter Vacations in the World

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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 in a Bavarian fairy […]

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Why Texas Is the Perfect Winter Vacation Spot

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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 dream of warm weather […]

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How to Sleep on an Airplane

Sky babies need sleep, too.

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 is cut in half. […]

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