Why I really like Priority Pass

You might have noticed from my recent travel posts that I have gotten really into international travel since my 2018 trip.  When I took that trip, I used LoungeBuddy to pay to get into the Air France lounge in Terminal 5.  Unfortunately, since American Express’ purchase of LoungeBuddy, they have pulled support for both of …

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Mistake fares: A frugal traveler’s friend

In another post in my “frugal traveler” series, I wanted to talk about “mistake fares”.  Mistake fares are what happens when an airline accidentally puts the wrong price on a flight.  More often than not, if you book one of these mistakenly cheap flights they will cancel your booking and refund your money. Every now …

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I created a travel tumblr blog

This is going to be a pretty quick post.  I spun up the tumblr blog Joe Travels and gave it the twitter feed @JWSTravels.  It posts one pseudorandom photo per day from my travels.  I stocked up the queue with roughly four months of posts.  I’ll refresh it with some more photos later in the …

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How to Find Cheap Airfare

As you might know, I really enjoy traveling.  I also really enjoy finding a good deal on travel.  There are a few good resources for finding cheap airfare. Notification Services Scott’s Cheap Flights I discovered Scott’s after I booked my 2018 China trip.  They have a team of people who look for airfare deals.  Scott’s …

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Repositioning Cruises: A frugal traveler’s friend

I have been looking at the idea of a repositioning cruise for a while now.  A repositioning cruise is a cruise where the embarkation port is different than the disembarkation port.  Some repositioning cruises are short but most are long.  Cruise lines reposition their ships between seasons (since people don’t really want to take a …

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