Cheap Africa Travel Archive

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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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Use Temporary Downturns to Your Travel Advantage

When a place is getting bad press, do you follow the sheep who run away? Or do you act like a contrarian traveler and take advantage of the temporary opportunity? Like an investor who shuns the hot stock at its peak and buys the out-of-favor values for bigger returns, the biggest payoff

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Filter Out the Safety Noise on International Travel

There have been times in my travel life where I’ve practically had a location to myself. Tens of thousands of tourists canceled trips to India when I was there the first time, in the mid-1990s, because a plague had broken out in one city of one state and it was on the

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Tango in Kenya, Boy Monks in Myanmar, and Green Gold in Washington State

Yes, it’s time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel, bringing you interesting travel narratives from wandering book authors since 2006. This month we visit three continents and explore areas that aren’t usually on the tourist map. Camille Cusumano returns with a recounting of her time teaching tango to disadvantaged youths in

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Bamboozlers in Borneo, Bushmen in Tanzania, and the Other Side of the Yucatan

There may be a chance, because of how the travel industry conference circuit plays out, that I’ll be in Cancun three times this year. This turn of events is certainly not something I planned, wished for, or ever imagined. So for my TBEX blogger brethren who will soon be wondering how they