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Why Most Travel Magazines Don’t Speak to You

I wrote a post back in 2006 about how magazines don’t really like budget travelers. It was the year I launched PerceptiveTravel.com, partly in response to the folding of nearly every publication geared to those of us looking for value. At
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True Education When You Travel Abroad

Is it possible that spending a lot of time in other countries can rewire your brain? Can it make you smarter–or at least more knowledgeable about the world? As I write this I’m in the foreigner-loved city of San Miguel de
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Get Your CityPASS Before Prices Go Up

I posted a while back about the Tampa Bay CityPASS and what a great value it is. Apparently a little too good because prices are going up on March 1, 2017. The rates are also going up in Houston, Dallas, Chicago,

Are You Using Your Freedom to Travel?

  Have you become a creature of habit, a man of routine, a predictable woman? Do all those travel dreams of yours keep getting pushed further and further back? What if you set a deadline, like you would with a work
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Germans in Texas, a New Home in Portugal, and Swimming with an Elephant

You know what it means when an eclectic headline like that pops up: time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel! This time we spin the globe and land in Texas, Portugal, and Laos. We welcome two new writers this time.