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Best Travel Gifts and Ideas for the Traveler in Your Life

We all have that travel crazy friend who never seems to be home. Instead, they are busy travel hacking, jet-setting around the world or around the country, and making everyone jealous with their Instagram photos. Shopping for gifts for this kind of friend can be tough. For them, they may value memories and experiences more …

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Living in a Van: Everything You Need to Know

Housing is one of the biggest expenses for the average person or family. While the standard measure for determining your housing affordability is 30% of your pretax income, the average American spends closer to 37% of their income on housing, and many spend even more. With a shortage of affordable housing throughout the country, many …

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Road Trip Essentials: What to Pack and What to Leave at Home

My husband and I spent most of last year traveling around the US in a converted van. We drove from Florida to Alaska and back during our quest to visit every National Park, and while on the road we experienced a little bit of everything (including our doors freezing shut). The beauty of a road …

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Scott’s Cheap Flights: Get Cheap Flights Without Even Trying

Today’s world is more connected than ever before, and almost everyone would like to be able to travel more. Although the world has become more connected, the luxury of travel still isn’t necessarily accessible to everyone. Especially when flights are involved, travel can be downright expensive. Luckily, travel hacking has become quite popular over the …

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Is WorldMark by Wyndham Worth the Cost?

Tawnya here. I recently had the opportunity to participate in a presentation for WorldMark by Wyndham. While I’ve been through timeshare presentations before, and Sebastian sat through a Westin Vacation Ownership presentation fairly recently, I took advantage of an offered incentive to get a closer look at Wyndham’s timeshare product and presentation. For those who …

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How to Easily Earn the Southwest Companion Pass

Note: You’ll need to earn 125,000 qualifying points to earn the Companion Pass starting January 2020.   The Southwest Companion Pass is one of the best and most coveted deals in travel available. This is partly because Southwest Airlines is such a budget-friendly and well-rated airline, but it’s also because the Southwest Companion Pass allows …

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The Best Inexpensive Things to do in Western Montana

Montana. Big Sky Country. The Treasure State. Tawnya here, and I just got back from five days in beautiful western Montana. Known for its breathtaking landscape and rich history, Montana has been a desired destination of mine for many years and I’m elated that I was finally able to make it there. My friend and …

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