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Jim shares his top five travel deal website recommendations and a preview of his upcoming trip to Italy and Switzerland. Also, the bizarre story of the Florida School For Boys which was closed after operating for 111 years when the remains of 55 students were discovered in unmarked graves. Jim also discusses his article '8 Ways To Cut Your Monthly Expenses By $800.' Read more →

There are hundreds of so called 'travel deal' sites. I love to travel, and have made it a personal challenge to find travel deals. My family and friends will tell you that I get more of a charge out of the deals than actually taking the trips (its a financial nerd thing). In this article I will share with you my five favorite travel deal sites and how I personally use them to find bargains worldwide. One major point that is central to my travel deal hunting is being flexible. This means that I will consider multiple airports for departure... Read more →

In light of all the well-publicized altercations that have taken place recently on board commercial airplanes and inside of air terminals, the timing seems perfect for the opening of a brand-new “private,” concierge-type of airline terminal…for those who can afford to use it. The mega-upscale facility, called Private Suite, opened its doors for service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on May 15. Security expert Gavin de Becker, who’s in charge of Private Suite, said, in comparing it to the main terminal, “There they process thousands of people at a time, they’re barking. It’s loud. Here it’s very, very lovely.”... Read more →

Kendall Carver, founder of the International Cruise Victims Organization, joins Jim Paris Live. Mr. Carver's own daughter disappeared on a cruise ship and he has dedicated his life to making the cruise industry accountable. Carver shares the shocking statistics of sexual assaults on cruises, including those against children. The lack of medical professionals available for passengers with a medical emergency, how cruise lines avoid responsibility and taxes by flagging their ships from foreign ports, and more. Included is information on how you can do your own safety check on a cruise line before you book your trip. Read more →

My wife and I took a few days over the Christmas break to embark on a driving vacation. We made several stops along the way, but perhaps the most interesting and enjoyable, was our day at Dollywood. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I don't drive a pickup truck, and I rarely listen to country music (forgive the stereotyping), but I wanted to check it out for myself. Dollywood was so gracious to offer two media passes for our one day visit. Being a financial guy, I did a little research on Dollywood as a business, and... Read more →

While some people may say that there are too many airfare search platforms today, I could not disagree more. What is important to grasp, however, is that each one of these portals has a little something different to offer. While there is some benefit to simply doing the same itinerary search on multiple airfare search engines, the results are magnified when you take advantage of the unique tools available at each site. My article 5 Hacks For Finding The Lowest Airfare Every Time is still one of the most popular articles on this blog. Today I am going to share... Read more →

International Living editors, Dan Prescher and Susan Haskins, join Jim Paris Live to discuss how Americans can live abroad for pennies on the dollar. What are the lowest countries to live in? What are the safest countries? How to do your research to select your country, how to generate an income living overseas, what are the legal issues involved with living in a foreign country, and more. Read more →

If you want to become a financial rock star, learn how to find cheap flights. After I share how little I pay for plane tickets, many people think I have some kind of special software or an 'in' with the airlines or a travel agency. For example, I recently posted a deal on my Facebook page for a roundtrip flight from Chicago to Orlando for $96. You don't have to stay online 24/7 to find these deals, it is much easier than you would ever imagine, and after reading this article you will know my cheap airfare secrets. Being Flexible... Read more →

It might sound a bit too good to be true and that is exactly what Jim Paris thought when he grabbed a Groupon trip to Italy for $1,600 that included round trip airfare, hotel, car, and daily breakfast, for 8 days. BUT, the trip turned out to be pretty much as advertised. On this member's only podcast, Jim shares the details of his trip and a blow by blow account of the good and bad of going with a travel package like this. Jim even shares a strategy that could make a trip like this cost EVEN Less the next... Read more →

On this episode Jim goes to Italy using a discount travel package - was it a great deal or too good to be true? Jim also discusses his private tour of the Vatican and his experience using Uber while in Rome. In other news, a prayer center is ordered to pay $7 million in restitution by state of Washington and Hulk Hogan wins $115 million in landmark judgment. Read more →

Many of you know that I just returned from Italy yesterday. We paid only $1,600 for our eight day travel package (for two people). If you don't already follow me on Facebook, you can see all of the pictures by going here. I will be doing a special webinar on Wednesday night at 8 pm Eastern on how I got this trip, what I liked and did not like, what I learned about scams to avoid, risks on the street (pickpockets, panhandlers, etc...) and more. If you have ever wondered about those really great travel deals that you see online,... Read more →

New Jersey’s gun laws are getting pretty good at making criminals out of law-abiding citizens. You may remember the case of Shaneen Allen, a Philadelphia mother of two who faced jail time in New Jersey for merely possessing the firearm she was authorized by Pennsylvania to have. Allen had previously been robbed twice while leaving work, and so purchased a gun, and also obtained a license to carry. When she told a NJ state trooper during a traffic stop that she had both the gun and PA-issued concealed carry permit on her person, she was arrested for violating New Jersey’s... Read more →

Frontier Airlines is having a major sale with roundtrip tickets available for as low as $38. Here is the link to go directly to the fares that are on sale right now - Click Here. The lowest fares require travel over the next three weeks, but there are also many great fare deals with travel options through August. While these fares are fantastic, be sure to read the rules and costs on baggage, as this could represent fees equal to or greater than your airfare. By Staff Writers Read more →

There is another startup travel site in the cyber-universe, but this one is the first in a very long time that offers something that can honestly be described as “new and improved.” In the most recent edition of the Christian Money Plus podcast, Jim Paris sheds light…and shares his thoughts…on a new travel website. The website looks at travel searches a little differently. Rather than imagining that its typical user is the person who is searching for air travel information to and from a specific location on a specific set of dates, the website instead sees its user as someone... Read more →

By Robert G. Yetman, Jr. Editor At Large As if hassles at the airport weren’t bad enough, they’re about to get a whole lot worse for residents of four states…if those folks don’t take the necessary extra steps that will soon be required for them to pass muster at airport security checkpoints. Apparently, the driver’s licenses for residents of Louisiana, Minnesota, New Hampshire, and New York do not yet meet the updated, required standards for acceptance by government agencies, including the TSA. This means, as early as next year, that residents of these states who carry the deficient licenses, and... Read more →