Cheap Africa Travel Archive


What Are the Emerging Cheap Destinations?

I’m in the thick of updating my Travel Writing 2.0 book to be released in November, but next year I’ll start the process of researching the bargain places to travel again for the 5th edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. I think by now I’ve learned a thing or two about this


Where the Travel Bargains Will Be in 2016

Want to figure out where you should go next year in order to live it up instead of watching every dollar? I’m no fortune teller, but the way the financial news has been rolling out this summer, it’s clear there are some trends in place that aren’t going away anytime soon. One


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


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


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