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Expect A Price Hike For Summer Airfare

The pumps aren’t the only place you can expect to pay more this summer. On average nationwide, airfare is up about 10 percent compared to this time last year. And some markets could end up being double the price by summer.

04/25/2012

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The Rise Of Gas Prices And Its Effects

How about paying $4 a gallon for gas? Some experts say it will happen soon, and we won’t be paying more just at the gas station.

02/16/2012

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Airlines’ ‘Hidden Fees’ No Longer Hidden

Next time you book a flight you may experience a little sticker shock — and it’s not because the prices have gone up.

01/26/2012

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Disclosure Law Requires Airlines To Post Actual Prices

When it comes to travel, we’re all looking for a good deal, but that cheap ticket often times ends up costing us more than we expect. That’s about to change Tuesday, however, when a new fee disclosure law takes effect.

01/21/2012

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The Good Life For Less: A Look Back At 2011

The economy seemed to be top of mind this year — jobs, budgets and stock market swings. This blog is all about taking those things into consideration and finding ways for you to continue doing the things that make life more enjoyable — living the good life without costing you more money.

12/28/2011

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Megabus Giving Away 200,000 Free Rides

Megabus is offering free rides to those looking to get away after the holidays.

12/06/2011

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Cyber Monday Great For Travel Deals, Too

It turns out Cyber Monday is a good time to shop for vacations. Combine a slow week at the hotels, with some Thanksgiving dinner conversations and you have a hot week for travel deals.

11/28/2011

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The Good Life For Less: ‘Dead Week’ Deals

The week after Thanksgiving is lovingly known as “dead week” amongst travel experts. This is because many people — getting off a long weekend of travel — decide to mostly stay at home, which is good news to anyone looking to save money on a vacation.

11/28/2011

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People, Pets Jet Away For Thanksgiving At MSP

Tiger and Bear are toy poodles, making the trip to Grandmother’s house in Virginia. Their mom, Jenna Andrews, said she’s a little nervous about them traveling.

11/23/2011

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Gas Prices Drop Ahead Of Thanksgiving Holiday

Lower gas prices will be a pleasant surprise to the millions of Americans hitting the road Wednesday to reach their Thanksgiving destination.

11/23/2011

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New Software Means Less Intrusive MSP Body Scans

Federal officials say upgraded software will mean faster and less intrusive security scanning for passengers at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.

08/25/2011

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Good Question: How Often Do Presidents Travel?

Whenever a United States president leaves the White House and heads for the “real” America, the opposition party complains about taxpayers bankrolling a political trip. But compared to previous presidents, how often is President Barack Obama on the road?

08/16/2011

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The Good Life For Less: Budget Travel Reminders

Great travel experiences on a budget don’t have to be hard to come by.

07/25/2011

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Leave it to the Aussie’s to figure out the next great way to get things done around the house. Men, take notes!

07/13/2011

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Dayton Travels To St. Cloud To Discuss The Budget

Gov. Mark Dayton is on the road to tell his side of the budget impasse with Republican lawmakers that has led to a state government shutdown.

07/12/2011

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