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Top Secret Tips for Saving Money in London

Whether you live there or you’re just visiting, London is an expensive place and considerably more so than the rest of old Blightey. Not only do you face inflated costs in London whether you’re buying a drink or a house, but the sheer range of things to see and do also make it very hard […]

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7 Ways to Cut Cost on Airfare

By Barbara Pronin Frequent flyer miles aside – because, as many of us have learned, they may not be available when we need or want them – there are other ways to ensure you get the best possible price on air travel. From Scott Gamm of TheStreet.com, here are five ways you can try: Talk […]

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10 Travel Tips to Get Your Family Road Ready

As we approach the traditional kick-off of the summer travel season, Rand McNally ‘s editors have compiled a list of Top 10 travel tips to keep the “Are We There Yet’s?” at bay. These easy-to-implement suggestions will help keep families and friends road-ready instead of road-weary. At Home #1: Engage everyone in the planning. If […]

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Top 10 budget hotels, B&Bs and hostels in Portland, Oregon

Portland’s budget hotels include a former bathhouse with a rock’n’roll vibe, art-stuffed B&Bs, and a bike-friendly hostel This mid-century motor inn has been turned into a boutique hotel in the heart of Portland – think classic motel with ultra-modern glass and steel facelift somewhere between Twin Peaks and a cosmopolitan truck stop – and is […]

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Top 10 budget hotels and hostels in Seattle

Whether your bolthole preference be arty, minimal, homey, historic or “luxe”, Seattle can accommodate all tastes and pockets with a wide range of affordable hotels, hostels and B&Bs The Deca opened as the Edmond Meany Hotel in 1931 as part of a national exhibition of art deco architecture. A $2m renovation in 2007 restored it […]

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Wild swimming in the UK: 10 top spots

The secluded beauty of wild swimming in the UK makes for the perfect alfresco dip – and you’re never too far away from great campsites, castles, gardens, pubs and restaurants either This spring-fed quarry lake is the perfect suntrap. The beautiful jade water glistens within a rocky amphitheatre and there are flat ledges for jumping […]

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The Health Risks of International Travel and How to Prepare

The World Health Organization (WHO) says that over 900 million international journeys are taken each year. Although many of these happen without a hitch, it’s always smart to be aware of potential health risks and take preventative measures to stay happy and healthy while preparing for and enjoying an international destination. Environmental Risks Factors like […]