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Finding Authentic Food When You Travel

This week I got quoted in a USA Today article on how to find authentic local food when you travel. What we eat is important always, but it takes on a whole other level of importance when you’re traveling, especially internationally. Food is a window into a culture and as outsiders, it’s

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Planned Your Trip to Canada Yet?

As I’ve mentioned before, if you’re American you’re crazy to stay home this year. This currently strong U.S. dollar is an aligning of the stars that only happens every decade or two. There are two ways you can play this great gift from the gods as a traveler. 1) Go where the

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Argentina Drops Its Reciprocity Visa Fee

Argentina took another big step forward last month in attracting more American travelers. I’ve complained on multiple occasions about how Argentina was shooting itself in the gaucho-booted foot by charging Americans $160 each to enter the country. Then on March 6 the longtime author of Moon Handbooks for the region published this

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It’s a Little Easier to Live in India Legally Now

I wrote in A Better Life for Half the Price that the cost of living in most parts of India was one of the cheapest in the world, but that staying there long-term was really difficult because of their visa policy. That changed for the better last year and you can now

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Malaysia, Sayulita, and Vancouver in the new Perceptive Travel Issue

It’s a new month and time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel, the decade-old, multi-award-winning online magazine where I’m editor. Each issue puts out some of the best travel stories you’ll find on the web, plus reviews of mew world music releases and new travel books worth checking out. This time