Cheap Europe Travel Archive

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Europe on the Cheap(er): Istanbul

It has been quite a while since Istanbul was anywhere close to being the cheapest major city in Europe. It can still be a great value though if you do it right. Turkey has come a long way since I lived there in the mid-90’s as a young English teacher in the

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Snag the Cheap Flight, Then Go Elsewhere

It’s a given that if you want to go to Antigua, you must first fly to Guatemala City. If you want to go to Granada, you must first fly to Managua. For the Grand Canyon, you will probably fly into Las Vegas or Phoenix first. So why do people forget to think

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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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Biking Britain End to End, a Quest in Guatemala, and Bloggers Searching for Strangeness

Welcome to 2015 and the first issue of Perceptive Travel, home to the best travel stories from wandering book authors. This time we bring you two narrative tales from different sides of the Atlantic, then go traipsing all over the world with our regular bloggers there. We’re happy to welcome Mary Jo