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Holiday Visit to Chernobyl, 7 a.m. Baseball in Cambodia, & Biking Through Bountiful Oregon

It’s time for the March 2015 issue of Perceptive Travel, home to great narrative travel stories from book authors on the move. This month we have a story about a place that’s not at the top of most editors’ coverage list right now: Ukraine. You probably will start seeing stories about it

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The 4-Hour Workweek, 8 Years Later

Back inĀ 2007, an ambitious and unknown author named Tim Ferriss reached out to me because he had a book coming out and wanted to know if I’d review it and/or interview him. I was probably one of about 200 people he reached out to. He was ringing up people he thought had

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These 6 Destinations Have Gotten a Lot Less Expensive

As the author of a book on the cheapest places to travel in the world, naturally I talk a lot about where you can really stretch your travel funds. As I’ve mentioned, some of those have gotten cheaper still. But there’s another big bonus to the strong U.S. dollar if that’s the

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Some Inside Info on Guanajuato, Mexico

I’ve been living in Guanajuato for more than two and a half years now total, during two different periods. I don’t write about the place all that much on this blog, however. First of all I don’t want to make it too Mexico-heavy since my books cover the globe. Also I don’t

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Sometimes Dumpy Towns Lead to Great Adventures

Quetzaltenango, in Guatemala, has a name that seems ready for tales of exotic travels and interesting experiences. I didn’t have any pre-set expectations before I got there, but I did expect it to at least be a place worth hanging around for a few days. Well…not really. As I’ve found in so