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Cheap Flights In the Most Unlikely Places

by Globetrooper Todd | 4 Responses
Cheap Flights

I scoured the web for four straight hours:,,, and about 30 other ‘cheap flight’ websites. It was a roller coaster. I started with a quote of $1,000, then cheered after finding one for $900, then jumped up with a dance for $800, then punched the air for $700, and then suddenly, Bingo! $500.

Out came the credit card as I clicked the big BUY NOW button. What? $1,100? Huh? What happened to $500? What? $600 in taxes? But how? Why? Darn it! Okay, back to the $700 quote. Somewhat subdued now, I hit the slightly smaller Buy Now button. What? $1,000? #%$&#%$!!!

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Posted in Travel Hacking | September 3rd, 2010

To Gift Or Not To Gift?


This Sunday is Father’s Day in Australia – yes I know, we like to be different and have it on a different day to North America – but my Dad isn’t big on presents. He knows I’m half-way around the world, traveling on a budget. … Continue reading →

Peru, India and Mongolia – Here we come!

Mongolian Camel

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Things To Do in Montreal – Eat Like Locals

Things To Do in Montreal

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HOW TO: Find Cheap Accommodation for Long Trips

Camper Van Volkswagen Westfalia

Imagine traveling for a year on a budget you thought would only last a few weeks. That’s the reality when you find cheap accommodation. It can turn your trips from weeks into months and months into years. I know what you’re thinking… youth hostels are … Continue reading →

A Hidden Gem of a Compact Travel Camera

Panasonic LX3 Travel Camera

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Adventure Travel

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It Was Inevitable – A Night in a Canadian Jail

Jail Adventure

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HOW TO: Get the Government to Pay for Your Next Round-the-World Trip

Free Round the World Trip

I run into a lot of people who dream of traveling round the world in search of something more. They’d love to explore new places, meet new people, and just have a better understanding of what’s really out there. The age-old problem though, is that … Continue reading →

Economic Policy, Roller Coasters and Global Travel

Best Roller Coasters

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HOW TO: Keep Fit While Traveling

Keep Fit

At home, life is so structured. We wake up at the same time, eat the same breakfast, and perform the same duties throughout the day against the same schedule. But despite this discipline, most of us find it difficult to keep fit. On the road, … Continue reading →

Fine Photography From Fellow Troopers

We held two contests on our Facebook Fan page before the website officially launched in March this year. And some avid photographers entered so many beautiful images. We culled hundreds of pictures down to a shortlist of our favourites and then left it up to … Continue reading →

Travel = Awareness = Empathy = Action

40-hour Famine

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