Cheap Latin America Travel Archive

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Really Getting Away From It All: Real de Catorce in Mexico

Picture a place where the only way to access the town is through a narrow one-way tunnel more than two kilometers long. Where when you wander around it, you find abandoned, empty buildings around each corner and the loudest sounds are the braying of donkeys. There’s electricity, but the internet speed is

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Turned Back in Bolivia, Africa by BushCat, and Unmarked New York City

It’s time for the April issue of Perceptive Travel, home to some of the best online travel stories from book authors wandering the world. But don’t take our word for it: after being named “Best Online Travel Magazine” by the North American Travel Journalists Association in February and winning a slew of

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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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Some Inside Info on Guanajuato, Mexico

I’ve been living in Guanajuato for more than two and a half years now total, during two different periods. I don’t write about the place all that much on this blog, however. First of all I don’t want to make it too Mexico-heavy since my books cover the globe. Also I don’t