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From budgets to philosophy, everything an aspiring nomad needs to know on the road.

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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 Call Home While on the Road

One of the hardest things to do while on the road is to talk to friends and family back home on a regular basis. They're generally living their normal lives, going to work and so forth while you're doing your own thing on the other side of the planet.Emailing, texting and video chatting all help immensely however what happens to those friends or relatives not plugged into the internet or on the cutting edge of technology? Sure you can send them a postcard and hope they're doing well however that's a little one sided and frankly, so 1880.Let's kick it up 50 or so years and remember how it was done for almost a hundred years. Most people still have a telephone and here's a quick rundown of traditional and not so traditional ways to phone internationally.
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The Ultimate Guide to Finding A Great Riad in the Marrakech Medina

Marrakesh's Medina is everything every guidebook says it is: a vibrant, teeming and wild assault on the eyes, ears and nose. Hustlers, touts, tourists, merchants, mopeds, cars, and even donkeys pulling carts of fresh vegetables somehow make their way along the narrow alleyways, as Moroccan grandmothers totter along seemingly oblivious to the chaos around them.It's this chaos that makes Marrakech's riads a perfect, calm place to escape. Check out our guide to finding the perfect retreat from the chaotic city streets and souks.