Family vacation travel can really eat into your savings. An adult – or even a few adults traveling together – can take advantage of cheap eats and nearly-free digs like hostels and campsites, and if they go a few extra hours between meals, it’s no big deal. When you’re traveling with kids, though, you have […]

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With tourism down all over the world, you’d think that it would be easier to find cheap airline tickets – but it hasn’t worked out that way. In fact, the prices for airline tickets has risen over the past few years, thanks to rising oil costs, higher material costs and higher personnel costs. As more […]

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Airfares and hotel rates may keep on rising, but at least one part of your vacation won’t be any more expensive this year than it was last year. In the 2012 holiday season, the average price of a car rented on Hotwire was about $40 a day, about 6 percent lower than the 2011 holiday […]

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Travel insurance – is it really necessary? At every step of your vacation planning, you’ll run up against offers to sell you travel insurance: you can buy it with your airline ticket, when you book your lodgings, when reserving your spot on a cruise or when booking a rental car. Obviously, it’s a high-profit item […]

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The savvy traveler learns to pack a small bag of emergency travel essentials and keep it handy. In a pinch, you should be able to grab this emergency travel kit, add a change of clothing or two and be ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice, ready to face just about anything, including […]

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