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FlipKey Summer Travel Twitter Chat

I’m stoked to join my fellow FlipKey travel experts for a Summer Twitter Chat today! I’ll be sharing more about all my favorite New England summer escapes & we’ll also be chatting about favorite summer travel destinations all around the world. Join us on Twitter today (6/30/15) from 3 to 3:30 p.m. EST and follow the hashtag #FKSummer to add your best tips to the mix & ask your pressing budget travel questions!

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FlipKey by TripAdvisor Travel Expert

I’m so thrilled to announce that I’m dusting off my passport, gassing up the car for road trips, and sanding the rust off my travel writing lockbox as a newly minted travel expert for Flipkey and TripAdvisor, sharing my secret spots in Boston and Austin – and also mean many, many more travel stories, new adventures, and past sojourns revisited, here on Shoestring soon.

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How to Save for a Dream Vacation

One of our biggest New Year’s Resolutions is to finally budget time and money for travel, often, and finally take that beachy, romantic vacation of a honeymoon we never got, and SOON. I found this Honeymoon Fund jar at Austin Goodwill for a few bucks and immediately scooped it up, and every time I spot it on the windowsill in the kitchen, I throw in whatever cash I have on hand in my wallet (usually between $5 and $20), and have been re-reading the top tips for saving for a dream vacation I shared with SmarterTravel earlier last spring — trying my best to take my own advice.

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How to Be a Packing Ninja & Save on Baggage Fees

One of my least favorite things about modern air travel is forking over $50 or more to check a bag, rendering my hunt for the cheapest flight completely useless. These expert packing tips from veteran travelers like flight attendants and military service personnel will turn you into a packing ninja and major money saver!