Destination reports Archive

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Travel Prices in Istanbul (on a Strong U.S. Dollar)

Back in the spring of 2013 I wrote this post on prices in Turkey for travelers and noted that the booming economic times seemed to be leading to higher and higher prices. Overall it felt to me like only a slightly better deal then western Europe and a worse value than Portugal.

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Unfaked Marriage in Tajikstan, Grave Locks in Argentina, and a Shocking Kiss on the Berlin Wall

It’s time for the latest issue of Perceptive Travel, featuring some of the best travel stories you’ll find online (or elsewhere). This time we head to rural Tajikstan, Buenos Aires, and the artsy side of Germany. As I mentioned in January, Perceptive Travel turned 10 recently. We posted the first issue on

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Some Random Travel Info and Advice on Southeast Asia

Back in the good ole days when people used RSS readers instead of Twitter to follow blogs, I used to do regular round-ups of blogs posts from others about The World’s Cheapest Destinations. After all, I can’t be everywhere doing everything, especially since I’m running a business and have a family rather

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Warning: Your Tour Guide May Be Spouting Bulls*%t

“Remember that scene in Pirates of the Caribbean where there’s a ship battle in the bay and then later you see Jack jump off a cliff into the water? That was all shot here in this area.” The enthusiastic tour guide telling me all this while my companions nodded and exclaimed, “Oh

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Disconnecting in Bolivia, Traveling Alone in China, and Chasing the Infidel in Morocco

Happy new year and happy birthday to Perceptive Travel! It was 10 years ago this month when we published the very first issue, which you can still see at that link. It’s got Rolf Potts, Jen Leo, Bruce Northam, Peter Moore, and Harold Stephens, plus me reviewing some books like the very