Street Food and Nightlife in Guanajuato, Mexico

Went to do some bar hopping in Mexico while grabbing some taco stand food along the way? This could be a bit dicey on both counts if you’re just winging it, but not on a bar and tacos night tour of Guanajuato. For several years now I’ve run a street food tour


Where to Stay in Europe for Less Than $50 a Night

We tend to think of Europe as a major splurge, the kind of vacation you save up for and then wince as your cash evaporates upon arrival. In current times, however, there are a lot of cheap destinations in Europe. The combination of a strong U.S. dollar (for now) and lots of


Grab Temporary Opportunities to Help Your Travel Budget

Whether you took an economics class or not in school, you probably understand the basic concepts of arbitrage and the relationship of supply and demand. Few industries are as sensitive to the latter as travel and the most savvy travelers use the former to their advantage regularly. By being flexible enough to


5 Practical Tips on Making Round the World Travel More Affordable

It’s decided. You’re ready to get out there and see the world, and soon. But having made the first hard decision, a new set of doubts and misgivings start to set in. Can you afford it? How can you make long-term or RTW travel work on your budget? It takes some planning,


A Fixer in Laos, Sweden by Bike, and Smoking Stromboli

When a new issue of Perceptive Travel online magazine comes out, you can be assured of reading something you haven’t seen elsewhere. Since we don’t have to please cruise lines, hotel chains, or airlines pimping their business class cabins, we can avoid all of those listicles, “best of” posts, and “the hot