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Find free Wi-Fi hot spots, particularly useful when you travel, at jiwire.com. The searchable site lists almost 300,000 hot spots, both free ones and those that charge, in 144 countries.
Kids eat for free—or at a discount—at dozens of chain restaurants. But check ahead, because often kids must be under a certain age, or you must order from special menus at specified times. Find spots at familyfriendlyamerica.com and coupondivas.com—whether you’re on the road or at home.
Get group airfares by putting together at least 10 travelers on carriers, including Southwest, United and American. Also ask tour operators and cruise lines about deals for groups.
Join a B&B club and pay $10 to $20 for a room, with breakfast, in the homes of travelers like you. In return, you offer your spare room to people on the road. Call Evergreen Club at 1-800-962-2392 or Affordable Travel Club at 253-858-2172. Of course, be careful when you allow strangers into your house.
Avoid booking fees by using a computer. Virtually every U.S. airline adds a hefty surcharge if you book by phone or at a ticket counter.