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Pay Attention to that "When to Go" Part (and When NOT to Go)

Most popular travel destinations in the world have a well-defined weather pattern that determines when to go and when not to go. Sometime between is that magic shoulder season where you can often find lower prices and still good weather, but if you go in the true off season, you could get stuck. Or worse.  …

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A True Guide to the Maya Train, From My Rides Through 5 Cities

What if you could visit any major tourist site in the Yucatan Peninsula without relying on long bus rides or a rental car? Wouldn’t it be nice if you could hop on a train near the Cancun airport and head south to Playa del Carmen? Or the other direction to Chichen Itza, Merida, Campeche, or …

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Why Visit Bulgaria? Here are 8 Reasons

A lot of experienced travelers don’t know much about Bulgaria, even though it’s one of the best—if not the best—values in Europe. Besides that, why visit Bulgaria? Well it also has far more green space than most of the other more crowded and populated EU countries and you won’t be bumping into thousands of package …

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Coping with Culture Shock During an Overseas Move

Moving to a new country is an adventure that often comes with its own set of challenges, chief among them being culture shock. This phenomenon encompasses the range of emotional and psychological reactions people experience when immersed in a foreign culture. It typically starts with an initial honeymoon phase, during which everything about the new …

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How Expats Rent a Mailbox: a Permanent Address When You Move Abroad

Do you need to rent a mailbox because you no longer have a physical home in your country of birth? Do you need to maintain residency for banking and a driver’s license but you’re nomadic or are based in another country? After you’ve found a cheap place to live in another country, it can get …

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