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Lets say you live in Los Angeles and are planning a trip around the East Coast of Australia, starting in Brisbane and making your way to Melbourne. Sale fares are available to Brisbane return and to Melbourne return. Do you you need to backtrack? Generally not. You can usually book even sale fares as open

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I’ve read a lot of blog posts that recommend traveling to places in “low season” as a way to save money. Travel seasons are usually classed as Low Shoulder (in between low and high) High Peak (depends on the destination but times like Christmas/New Year, during special holidays or festivals, during US Spring break etc)

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I don’t travel enough on airlines that have Frequent Flyer programs to have “status” on any airline and I’ve found it beneficial to have both American Airlines and Qantas FF memberships. Two ways this has been helpful. 1. Sometimes radically different points needed for exact same award flights. For example, American Airlines from any Australian

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These two Paris food writers are good sources of info on chocolate shops (e.g. Bernachon chocolate or A l’Etoile d’Or), markets etc David Lebovitz is an American pastry chef who lives in Paris. His blog keeps it real so its a good source of insights into what living in Paris is really like. For example,