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Money Saving Tips for Las Vegas

Las Vegas, The City of Lights, whatever you call it, you are likely aware that it has always been a highly desired destination for travelers across the globe, and that trend doesn’t seem to be slowing down. In 2015 alone, over 42 million people visited Las Vegas (up from 35 million in 2003) making it one of the most popular...

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10 Last Minute Gift Ideas For The Traveler On Your List

With the holidays fast approaching, life tends to get a little crazy. If you’re anything like us here at Thrifty Traveler, you still have a few people that still need to be checked off of your holiday shopping list. I can’t tell you how many times the free 2 day shipping offered with my Amazon Prime account has bailed me out of...

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How to Book the Best Seat Possible

You’ve booked your next flight and the airline’s seat map lets you choose what seat you want, but how do you know which seat is the best? The answer is SeatGuru. SeatGuru is a website that features aircraft seat maps, seat reviews, and a color-coded system to identify which are the best seats on each aircraft. SeatGuru has been around since...

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10 Travel Apps You Need For Your Next Trip

There are many ways in which our smartphones have made life easier. One of those ways is most certainly travel. This past December, my wife and I took a trip to Europe to visit Amsterdam and London. My phone became my second appendage and made many aspects of our trip substantially easier.  Thanks to Verizon’s new travel pass service, all...

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5 Tips for Booking Cheap Flights

We’ve already covered several tips for booking cheap flights in our post on how to book the cheapest flight possible. The following are more of our favorites:   1. Be Flexible With Travel Dates If you want to save the most money when booking a flight, your best bet is to fly on a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Those days generally...

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Positioning Flights are the Key to Flight Deals

Most people simply ignore a mistake fare or fare deal if it’s not originating from their home city. This is a huge mistake. Many times you can find a cheap round-trip fare or use points & miles to get to the city the flight deal is originating from. These are what are known as positioning flights, and they are essential...

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[Travel Hacking] Booking Cheap One-Way Fares from Europe

Recently we featured an incredible $98 nonstop one-way fare from Los Angeles to Stockholm, Sweden. Now $98 for a 10 hour direct flight is a hell of a deal, but how do you get home on a one-way? It’s actually easier than you think, if you book cheap one-way fares from Europe.   Embrace budget airlines Budget airlines such as...

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How to Start a Travel Blog in 6 Easy Steps

I regularly receive questions about the process behind starting Thrifty Traveler. I figured it would help others to outline exactly how to start a travel blog. Let me walk you through six easy steps to get you started blogging in no time!   #1: Choose a Flexible Name The name is almost as important as the content itself. I spent hours contemplating various names before I...

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The Cheapest Places to Travel in 2016

Last year, we posted how 2015 was the year to travel to Europe. With the value of the Euro in the toilet against the strong US Dollar, it became a lot cheaper to travel. So how much cheaper? The Euro lost 21% of it’s value since 2014, which means you can buy much more for your dollar. Europe isn’t the only country which...

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10 Ways To Be A Thrifty Traveler

  1. Take Public Transportation Public transportation can be confusing, especially in a foreign country, but it can also be a great way to save money. One of the best ways to be a Thrifty Traveler is to take public transportation from the airport. Do a quick Google search before boarding to get an idea of how much your ride should...