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6 Awesome Activities at London’s Olympic Park

The 2012 Olympics are long over, but many of the event’s structures have found a permanent home in London’s East End. Here are six cool things you can do at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Travel How-To: Find a Hostel

When it comes to finding a hostel in your destination, the choices can be somewhat overwhelming. Big cities can have 50 or more to choose from, and even in smaller towns, you might find you have several options. And websites list so many different rankings, it can be hard to figure out what is most […]

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Cheap Travel Trick #6

Sometimes, you have to spend money to save money. That’s definitely the case when you’re investing in a good guidebook.

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Cheap Travel Trick #5

When it comes to getting the best value for your nightly accommodations, location is key.

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Cheap Travel Trick #4

If you’re packing more than one moderately sized bag, you’re probably paying more than you should for the added inconvenience.

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Cheap Travel Trick #3

Choose your sightseeing activities wisely – for your budget and your sanity.

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Cool Accommodation: Burg Stahleck

Sometimes, the place you sleep is one of the most memorable parts of your trip. You’ll definitely remember these accommodations at a castle on the Rhine.

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Cheap Travel Trick #2

If you’ve been coming home from your travels with a whole extra backpack full of souvenirs (and, most likely, an empty wallet), it may be time to reconsider your souvenir philosophy.

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Cheap Travel Trick #1

Using deal-of-the-day websites like Groupon and LivingSocial can save you money on your upcoming trip.

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Hosteling as a senior (citizen)

I interviewed my dad about what it was like hostelling in Europe in the summer of 2010, when he was 58 years old. He discusses his initial concerns and what he learned along the way. In the summer of 2010, I took a month-long trip with my father, then 58, through western Europe. We visited […]

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