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Advanced Flight Hacking: How to Save Money if Your Departure City is Flexible

This article is for you if:  You're looking for a cheap flight to a specific destination, but are a bit flexible about where you fly from. In the last article in our flight hacking series, we told you how to find the cheapest flight (to anywhere) out of your departure city (or country). Now it's time to up the game a little and see how a little extra ingenuity (and to be honest, a little hard work) can save you serious money on airfare. The problem: Unfortunately, our favorite flight search engines won't let you find the cheapest flight to a destination from multiple countries or regions. You always need to enter a departure city or country. Here's our solution...
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How To Find The Cheapest Flights To Anywhere

Itching to grab a suitcase and just get out of town? Not particular where you go as long as it's far from where you're currently staying? Wondering where to start? We've scored some fantastic deals using airfare search engines that let you type in your departure city (or country) and search for a list of cheap flights to virtually any destination in the world. As a result, our last few flights half way around the globe have cost us less than local flights back home. Sound interesting? In this post, we tell you how we find cheap flights to anywhere and review the most popular flight search engines that allow you to search from a departure city to any destination.
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How to Use Twitter to Save Money on Travel

When I first started using Twitter, I thought I'd hate it. 140 words just seemed too little to say anything of substance. It turns out that, not only is Twitter fun, but it's also a great way to save on travel. Check out our guide for getting the best travel deals through Twitter.
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Six Quick Steps to Nailing the Cheapest Flight

If you have time to spare, there are some excellent, and extremely detailed, flight hacking books and articles out there. The problem is, you probably don't have hours to scour every possible points option and compare dozens of searches over a few days. With that in mind, we wrote this step-by-step guide to help you land the cheapest airfare - fast.
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9 Reasons to Postpone Your Holiday Vacation

Are you one of the crazy holiday travelers who braves the lines, ignores the inflated prices, disregards the hordes of people, and makes it a policy to spread good cheer no matter where you happen to be? Well, go home and leave us in peace! Your infectious good spirit and desire to forego the traditional Holiday back home in favor of travel over the Christmas break is ruining my vacation! All kidding aside, if you haven't already booked your trip for next year yet, here are nine good reasons why you might want to rethink how great travel over Christmas break can be..
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How An Extended Career Break Can Cost Less Than Your Last Vacation

You've probably seen articles by single backpackers about how to travel the world for $500 a month. Sure, it's possible, if you stay in dorms or hostels in Thailand and live on street food. In fact, it can be a great experience, but it's not right for everyone. If you're a family like us, or you just want to travel with a little more luxury, is it still possible to afford to travel for months at a time? It is possible. In fact, you can take a career break and travel for a couple of months for less than the cost of a typical vacation. I'll explain how we do it. Charles and I are always asked how we can afford to travel for months at a time, especially with two little kids. As a family, we've traveled for months through Mexico, Costa Rica, the US, Asia and the Philippines. Trust me, we're not lottery winners, or independently wealthy. We have to to work for it, just like everyone else. We've learned some great tricks that might just help you take that dream long vacation. Stay with me, and I'll explain how we do it.