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Eight Travel Uses for Dryer Sheets, Strange Travel Tip #5

Eight ways dryer sheets can help to make your travels smoother: 1. In storage: Between trips, keep dryer sheets in your luggage bags to avoid the musty smells of basements, attics, and garages. Click here to read more...

Arrival Rituals, Strange Travel Tip #4

Read and share travel arrival rituals, click here to see more...

Never Be Stuck for a Toilet, Strange Travel Tip #3

Strange Travel Tip: Go-go girl: female urination device allows you to pee while standing up, discreetly and hygienically. Click here to read more...

Keep Your Wine Bottles Safe in Transit, Strange Travel Tip #2

Have you ever wanted to bring a bottle of wine home from your travels...but worried it would smash in your luggage? Pack Swimmies next time.

How Hamsters Beat Jet Lag, Strange Travel Tip #1

Click here to see strange and unusual travel tips, and stay tuned for more strange and unusual travel tips coming up this week.

First-Class Flight Secret #3: Instant VIP Airport Perks from this Rewards

Mileage reward credit cards are a great way to earn free flights – so long as you don’t run a balance on the card. The interest rates are high, and if you run a balance, the perks are not really free anymore. Click here to read tips about the perks you get from one rewards credit card...

Three Creative Ideas for Turning a Trip to Asia into an Adventure

We’ve talked about ways you can fly up front for less this week. I’d like to talk about more creative ways to travel. Click here for three creative ideas for turning a trip to Asia into an adventure...

First-Class Flight Secret #2: Speed up Your Elite Status this Fall

The truth is, airlines often offer opportunities to accelerate your elite status. But they rarely announce them publicly. Check out some of those opportunities here...

First-class Flights for Less -- The $339 Business-Class Flight Secret

This is one of the secrets we let out in our How to Get a First-Class Seat for Less report.
Airlines often discount luxury seats in business and first class when business travelers aren’t traveling -- it’s the business travelers that typically fill those seats. So, rather than let these seats go empty, it opens the door for deep discounts for you. Check out more details here...

Trips to Take in the U.S. for $1,000 or Less

With our Leading Tours for Fun and Profit Program, we include a guide called Weird and Wacky Hotels of the World. Today, take a look at these weird and wacky places to go in and around the U.S. for $1,000 or less. Click here to read more.

Steenie Harvey’s Top Picks: Trips to Take for $1,000 or Less

Freelance travel writer Steenie Harvey has been all around the world. So I asked her where she’d want to go on a limited budget and she sent me the below four destinations you can explore for $1,000 or less…

Two Publications Where You Already Have a Foot in the Door

Two places where mentioning that you’re a reader of this newsletter will give you a leg up with the editor. Click here to read more...

Eat It So Your Readers Don’t Have To

In Chicago, Steenie told a funny story about some of the different foods she’s tried around the world. It makes for good cocktail conversation, that’s for sure. But these things have also earned her a nice check. “Eat it so your readers don’t have to,” she said. “And editors will pay you for it.” See her article below about travel stories based on odd foods and torturous pilgrimages…

How to Get Paid Twice for the Same Story

Repackaging your travel articles is a great way to sell the same story to different publications—and it’s a lot easier than you might think. There are a few simple rules to follow in order to make sure your articles are different enough to submit to multiple publications. Read what Steenie Harvey has to say, here...

How to Sell Travel Articles: The Key to Finding an Editor Who's Looking to Buy

If you haven’t yet sold your first travel article, perhaps you’re sending it to the wrong editor. Today's tip from Jen Stevens (architect of our Ultimate Travel Writer’s Workshop and author of The Ultimate Travel Writer's Program) will help you find the buyer you're looking for. Click here for more details...