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Alternative Lodging Options for Retirees Who Travel

Jim T. Miller | Posted 07.02.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

If you're willing to do a little research and preplanning, there are a number of ways you can lower (or eliminate) your travel-lodging costs and live more like a local when you travel. Here are some different options to consider and some resources that can help you locate them.

The Exceptional Traveler: Travel on $1200 a Month! Part II

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 05.06.2014 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

The response to my last post, 'Travel On $1200 a Month!' was enthusiastic, but I received many emails from people wondering if I could travel so cheaply only because I was in Mexico. Happily, this is not true.

How to Travel the World for Free

Budget Travel | Posted 11.07.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

We know, we know. You can't actually travel the world without paying for something along the way. But we've got a few ideas to help cut down on costs and ensure you'll have a more authentic adventure.

How to House-Sit Your Way Around the World

Budget Travel | Posted 09.20.2013 | Travel
Budget Travel

You've heard about pet-sitting, but what about house-sitting to save money while traveling? The basic idea is reciprocity: keep an eye on someone's home while they're away, and you get to stay in it for free. It's a win-win.

The Exceptional Traveler: Housesitting

Bonnie Kassel | Posted 10.10.2013 | Travel
Bonnie Kassel

I'm a big fan of house rentals and housesitting, having done both many times in different parts of the world, from Morocco to Carriacou in the Caribbean. Not only can it be arranged within any budget, there is no better way to learn about another country and become part of the community.

How to Travel the World for Free

Dalene Heck | Posted 09.15.2013 | Travel
Dalene Heck

Our list of temporary "homes" have included a brownstone in Manhattan, a villa in southern Spain, a 10th century manor in rural Ireland, and more. And for all of these exciting living arrangements, we haven't paid a cent.

The Plan You MUST Make Before Your Honeymoon

Sandy Malone | Posted 06.02.2012 | Weddings
Sandy Malone

What's your game plan for taking care of your house, pets and other obligations during your wedding and honeymoon week? Have you even thought about it yet?

Why I Subscribed to My Local Print Newspaper (While Still Loving Online)

Sharon Glassman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Sharon Glassman

Within days, the local newspaper became my mini Facebook. The woman who booked our band to play at the cinema was the paper's movie critic. Writers were friends; friends became writers.