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Travel Jobs

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Find yourself staring out the window more than at your computer screen? Might be time to change the way you earn your paycheck.

Let's face it, an office job isn't for everyone. But that doesn't mean trading in your life of adventure to pay your rent; instead consider a job that gives you both. To help narrow down your choices MSN Money has the eight best jobs for people who love to travel.

For example, an English teacher. While that might require another degree, English teachers are in high demand to teach the language to people in countries such as China, Thailand and Costa Rica. Salaries range everywhere from $200 to $2,000 a month but can be stretched depending on the area's cost of living.  read more »

Business Expenses

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Looking for a way to save your company money and travel more? Take a few tips from the women around the office.

According to new research published in Harvard business review women are the ideal candidate to send on a business trip because they spend less than men. And there are a few reasons behind their ability to save a couple of bucks.

First of all women tend to check their luggage while most men carry on and these days most airlines charge for any bags you bring on board beyond a purse or backpack. Another reason women are one upping men on corporate expenses? They tend to book their flights two days earlier than men. According to the Harvard business review that small window results in an average savings of $113 per ticket.  read more »

Summer Souvenirs

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The summer travel season is in full swing, so how will you remember all the places you’ve been?

Your vacation might be taking you out of the country but if you’re exploring America’s backyard there are a few things to pick up. Some people collect fridge magnets, others key chains but how about taking home something the state is famous for.

To help you decide what that is, cheapism.com has a list of the best and the cheapest souvenirs from all 50 states. And if you’re stocking up for every friend and family member in your life, these won’t break your bank account or your luggage restrictions.  read more »

Travel With Amazon

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Amazon is letting you expand your shopping list; to anywhere in the world.

According to the travel website skift.com the world’s biggest online retailer is attempting to break into the travel business. Beginning in January Amazon will start letting people make hotel and resort reservations through its site. Participating businesses would load their room types, availability, pricing and pictures into a business to business server. Then they would be notified by Amazon when a booking is made. In return the hotels and resorts pay Amazon a 15% commission.  read more »

Airline Merger

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American Airlines is taking off with U.S. Airways; so what does that mean for frequent fliers?

Since announcing the deal in February the two major airlines have been working to together to make the merger as easy as possible on customers. Then earlier this week the justice department says the collaboration was cleared for take-off and should be settled in December.

So when the final details are hammered out and the bottom line is signed there are a few things passengers can expect. A key reason for merging is to link the networks of both airlines.  read more »

Airline Merger

American Airlines is taking off with U.S. Airways; so what does that mean for frequent fliers?

Since announcing the deal in February the two major airlines have been working to together to make the merger as easy as possible on customers. Then earlier this week the justice department says the collaboration was cleared for take-off and should be settled in December.

So when the final details are hammered out and the bottom line is signed there are a few things passengers can expect. A key reason for merging is to link the networks of both airlines.  read more »

Flying High

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This holiday season airlines are splurging on their customers; but only if you’re part of a certain class.

It’s one of the busiest travel times of the year and while most passengers will spend the time purchasing pillows and looking for leg room; it’s getting even better for those in first class. According to the International Air Transport Association first class and business class passengers only make up 8% of international travelers. But that 8%of high end travelers brings in 27% of annual revenue. Airline analysts say there is now a war going on to cater to the profitable passengers and extra perks are the bait.  read more »

Keeping Your Privates Private

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Feeling a little camera shy around the new airport security screenings? One Colorado man has you covered.

Over the past week travelers hit the skies with more expected to swarm airports as we approach Christmas. But the new TSA security pat downs and body scanners are making people a little apprehensive. It seems that few people are enjoying their naked image appearing on a screen or being groped by a stranger. So if you’re looking for a little more privacy in the security line a Las Vegas based company has the underwear for you.  read more »

Booking Your Travel Upgrades

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It’s the busiest and the most expensive time of the year to travel. Wouldn’t you like your money to go a little further?

These days airlines are charging for everything from luggage to pillows and hotels and rental cars aren’t offering money saving deal either. The days of easy up-grades and free perks are slim to none but Money Magazine may have a few tricks left for weary travelers.  read more »

Unusual Lodgings

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Vacation time is approaching and nothing says memories like a hotel in the side of a hill or one that used to house prisoners.

MSN Travel has put together a list of the most unusual hotels in the world. And while the accommodations might take some getting used to they could be well worth your money. And there’s something for everyone. For example Waitomo New Zealand features the Hobbit Motel, designed after Hobbiton from the “Lord of the Rings” trilogy. And for all you movie buffs the “Lord of the Rings” set is just 70 miles away.  read more »