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I’m Gary Leff and This Is How I Travel

Gary Leff is one of those people who makes things happen. And by things, I mean trips. read more »


How To Find That Perfect Offbeat Destination

Pop quiz: What city hosts the world’s biggest carnival celebration? Nope, not Rio. read more »

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The Rules for Crashing at a Friend’s Place

My assumption is that you’re poor… because you’re poor. Just calling it like I see it otherwise there’s no reason for you to be on the couch. read more »

Exhibit A.

Getting Around Frontier and Spirit Carry-On Bag Fees

There’s a loophole. There’s actually a loophole. read more »


Finally, There’s Free Booze on United Again

That is, for international flights. Yay, Prohibition is over (kinda). read more »

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The Very Easy Way To Live and Work Abroad Instantly

All it takes is 30 minutes to fill out a form online. Seriously. Cross my heart, hope to die, stick a needle in my eye. Okay, I don’t really want to stick a needle in my eye. read more »


Still on the Fence Over the Selfie Stick?

A flow chart that will make it all clear: read more »


How To Postpone Travel Plans When Jury Duty Calls

A couple of months ago, I got a summons in the mail. And it conflicted directly with a trip I had scheduled. read more »

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Kevin Dooley / Flickr

A hangover suggests a great night, jet lag suggests a great adventure.


When Business Connections Are Made on the Plane

Tight quarters where everyone is stuck for hours with no place to go except maybe the bathroom can make it a prime place to meet people. read more »


These Are the Most Popular Routes for Road Trips

Thinking of hitting the open road this summer? read more »

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The Quick Lowdown to England

Chuck Thompson once wrote, “I love England because it’s like a grown-up America, a fact I’m reminded of as soon as I get on a British Airways flight or hop into a London cab and people stop treating me as though I’d just learned to finger paint.” read more »


How To Minimize Window Reflection in a Photo

There’s always spectacular cloud formations going on. The main caveat: the picture has to be taken through an airplane window. read more »


The Golden Rules for Budget Travel

It’s really easy to travel for under $50 a day. All it takes are some powers of observation and a little common sense. read more »

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Why You Really Can’t Trust Airbnb Reviews At All

Ever met a perfectly pleasant stranger and then you were asked to critique their communication, habits and home? That’s essentially what leaving an Airbnb review is like. read more »

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