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Get a free Rand McNally Road Atlas for filling out a survey about your shipping habits over at the DHL website. The atlas contains over 80 pages of maps for the United States, Canada and Mexico. A great resource before the summer travel season takes off!
While you’re thinking of it, why don’t you take a [...]

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U.S. citizens and permanent residents with permanent disabilities are entitled to a lifetime Access Pass to U.S. National Parks and Federal Recreational Lands. The pass grants free admission for the pass holder and passengers at per-vehicle fee areas or the pass holder and 3 other adults at per-person fee areas. When extra amenities [...]

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The contribution of teachers — present and retired — will be celebrated in Ithaca, NY, the last two weeks of February in an event called Winter Recess. Present your school ID, proof of union membership or retiree status, or a letter on school letterhead signed by your principal to qualify for discounts on lodging, [...]

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If you’ve ever wondered about the phenomenon that is Groundhog Day or have an itch to visit Punxsutawney just to say you’ve been there, check out my post on the subject over at the Geek Buffet. Now back to our regularly scheduled programming. . .
On February 1, U.S. passport fees climbed once again. [...]

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Once upon a time, a traveler wanted to request free highway maps from a few neighboring states before setting off on a road trip. Who needs a pricey AAA membership, the traveler thought, when every state produces a map for free? In the hunt for maps, this traveler discovered that some states distribute them [...]

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Frikoo is a brand-new blog with only one post to-date, but oh how the traveler and the geek in me love 18 Stunning Bridges from Around the World. I’ve seen 1/6 of their list. Can you do better?
What other marvels of human engineering are worth a trip themselves? Leave your ideas in [...]

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Here are a few thoughts as I prepare to head back from my holiday travels on questions posed recently.
+ If you don’t travel often or are traveling to a part of the world you haven’t been to before, contact your bank and your credit card companies prior to departure and let them know your travel [...]

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A follow-up to yesterday’s piece, I was inspired by Janel writing at Frugal Hacks about packing food for the road. [A little plug here: I recently joined Frugal Hacks, and if you write about frugality, you can too! Follow the FH button in my sidebar. Readers can navigate to a variety of [...]

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You’ve got seven hours ahead of you on this trip — seven hours where you feel you should be doing something, seven hours where you’ve got to keep yourself, maybe your spouse, maybe your van full of kids entertained and busy. Suggestions after the jump.

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Most travelers today are armed with digital cameras and even camera phones (sometimes both), capturing the world 6 megapixels and one smile at a time. Between artsy shots of the Eiffel Tower at sunset and dorky shots at the Leaning Tower of Pisa [see left], have you considered doing something truly USEFUL with your [...]

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