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The LDS has made it possible for travelers with a layover in Salt Lake City to visit their Temple complex downtown:  they offer a complimentary hourly shuttle service from the airport direct to Temple Square (and back!).
In the months of July and August, temple shuttles travel half-hourly from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. with returns from 10:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m. Monday [...]

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‘Tis the season to make a numbered shopping list!  Thankfully, the no-budget traveler is easier to shop for than you’d imagine.  If you’re still looking for ideas, take a look at last year’s list, then follow me after the jump for another 20 items for under $20 (18 under $10) your favorite travel fiend.

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Still doing your holiday shopping, or just need to pick up a couple last-minute gifts? Avoid the crush at the mall by ordering those items online — and, if you time it right, enjoy the benefit of free shipping, too!
Hundreds of online merchants are participating in Free Shipping Day on (and only on) Thursday, December [...]

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Tuesday is discount day at one of the largest English-language (i.e. not dubbed) cinemas in Berlin.  On tap this week was Woody Allen’s newest, Vicky Cristina Barcelona.  Though a sadder movie than I expected, what disappointed me most was the portrayal of one of those three title characters — can you guess which one?
The film is set [...]

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Carnegie Hall offers a variety of free concerts as part of their Neighborhood Concert series, playing throughout the year at locations around New York City.

Tonight at 8 p.m. you can enjoy Ben Allison & Man Size Safe at the LaGuardia Performing Arts Center.  (Listen to clips of the group at benallison.com > videos/photos.)
Other concerts this month include:
Falu (listen)
Sunday, December [...]

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Holiday flights on the mind?  Upgrade: Travel Better has a great post with five tips for well-prepared fliers — if your flights are delayed or cancelled, following Mark’s advice will reduce your chances of being stranded.
Since I’ve already got my airline’s customer service number memorized (in case of emergency), I took action on Mark’s #2 tip:
2) [...]

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December or no, things aren’t always roses and sunshine in the world of a no-budget traveler. Being human (and not just a blogging robot), even an “expert” is also bound to make mistakes. After the jump, I share three recent travel planning misadventures and the lessons learned from each. Share your own [...]

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The Russians have a term — avoska — for a small tote bag carried “just in case.” Theirs were used for the random times where lines spontaneously formed for things like bananas. When lines appeared, people would join even if they weren’t certain what was on offer (on the grounds that, if people [...]

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Greetings fellow travelers and welcome to this week’s Carnival of Cities. I’m happy to be your host as we jet around the world following tales of tapioca, tumbling and taxidermy. Intrigued? Read on . . .
New York City, NY, USA: Sascha Zuger from Travel Savvy Mom scoops a great hotel package, [...]

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Target (or, if you’re classy like me, Tarzhay) sponsors a weekly or monthly free admission day at museums around the country. Readers in or visitors to Los Angeles, Chicago and New York City take note: multiple museums in these cities offer free entry, thanks to this corporate sponsorship!
Check for a free museum close [...]

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