Posts Written OnSeptember 2012

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“I love airport layovers!” said no person, ever. Airport layovers rank pretty high on the list of major travel bummers, right up there with travelers’ illness and being stuck on an overcrowded bus next to a guy with a snake in a pillowcase. (I sadly have been the victim of all aforementioned plights and can say honestly the snake was the best of the worst.) I’ve also seen almost every length of airport layover imaginable, from a five minute dash from one terminal to another, to a 36 hour stint in JFK one unfortunate December. And from long to short,…

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Did you laugh when you read the title of this post? I laughed a little when I started writing it. But as a once and future New Yorker, I can personally attest to the fact that the City of Lights can be survived – hell, even enjoyed – on a budget, even if you’re traveling from the UK, Spain, and other European countries.  Some of the hotels New York offers are affordably priced for those on a budget.  Here are a few quintessential New York experiences that can be had on the cheap – or at least won’t require selling a kidney. Going to a…

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For most travelers, any trip longer than the better part of a week requires checking a bag. When up against a variety of climates, excursions and the possibility of not being able to do laundry, 17 pairs of undies feel rather necessary. But if you’re doing your gap year or just off for a prolonged adventure round the world, is it possible to get away with never checking a bag? The advantages are obvious – no chance of losing your belongings, less weight to cart around and packing time is massively reduced. But do they outweigh the disadvantages? I personally…

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Everybody travels for their own reasons, on their own terms and with their own ends. That’s part of the joy of exploring this planet we call Earth. But there are a few simple travel rules a person should never break, regardless of whether you’re off to scale mountains or kick back in an all-inclusive resort. Here we break down the three essential rules to live – and travel – by. 1. Wear Your Boots On The Plane Unless the boots you’re packing are six inch heels meant for a night of hooking, there is absolutely no excuse for not wearing…