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the best online fares, or learn how to live out of a day pack
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Travel Secrets is no longer for sale, but is
free! All chapters are linked to below. What's in the book? How
to take only carry-on luggage... safely carry money... RV camp
for free... negotiate lower room rates... save the 8% federal
tax on plane tickets... get a 2nd passport...
Cheaper than a hotel and more
fun? See Chapter 12.
Where to hide money and documents.
Magic words for the lowest hotel
rates. Chapter 13.
Unusual vacations and travel plans.
Steve, I would like to thank you
for sharing your... book with me. I found this information and
travel tips useful and of much help. Though I live outside the
USA, to be more precise in Russia, I managed to use some of your
tips in my travel. - Elfina
Travel Tips, News, and Featured Pages
Try Two Tickets - I checked online for airfare
from Traverse City, Michigan to Tucson, and the cheapest round-trip
ticket available. However, there were regular $199 specials to
Vegas from Traverse City, and Las Vegas to Tucson was only $161.
The savings may or may not be worth booking two flights. In that
case I would have saved only $91. But it was a difference of
over $1,000 when we went to South America using this strategy.
Plan carefully though; you probably won't get a refund if your
timing is off on your connections.
Free Campgrounds - Years ago we camped in our
van for ten days at Williams Landing, east of Tallahassee, Florida,
on Lake Talquin. It's a beautiful place, and there were hot showers.
It cost nothing, and you can stay up to two weeks. There are
free campgrounds like this scattered around the country. Ask
an RVer, buy a Woodall's Campground Directory from an RV dealer,
or Google "free campgrounds."
Baños de Agua Santa, Ecuador - Baños
de Agua Santa, usually just called Baños, is in the Andes
Mountains, at the foot of the volcano Tungurahua, in Ecuador.
A bus from Quito, eighty miles to the north, will cost you less
than five dollars. Once there, you can soak in one of the hot
springs, go to one of the discos or other bars, and watch a volcano...
Leftover Foreign Coins - Traveling abroad means
paying in a foreign currency. In exchange for your well known
local currency, you will be given an exotic collection of notes
and coins. Getting used to the notes is the easy part. The coins
often prove... Continue
Get Checked Out - It is always a good idea to
talk to your doctor or even a Travel
Doctor before you head overseas.
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