Destination reports Archive

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Mexico’s Diversity on Display in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere

Most people have a pretty clear vision in their mind of what Mexico is like, despite this being a very large country that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and would take days to drive across. There’s a much wider diversity of climates and altitudes than people expect. I just spent

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Why I Live Abroad

So…why did you decide to move there? It has become so predictable that I could just make a recording on my phone to play back when people ask. The question is always the same, their struggle to ask without seeming rude so clear on their face. Occasionally it’s a well-traveled person just

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Cusco, Peru on a Budget (Takes a Little Work)

Peru gets a lot of travelers, from budget backpackers to “money is no object” luxury travelers ticking off a box on their bucket list. Because of Machu Picchu being named one of the wonders of the world and Peru seemingly unable to stop milking that cash cow in all their marketing, an

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A Trip to Hell, Stuck in Chinese Purgatory, and Sunnier Encounters in Baja

It’s time for the May issue of Perceptive Travel, a Gold award winner as best online travel magazine from the two major travel writing trade organizations. We like to think we live up to that title by going beyond the fluff and the linkbait, taking the long route to the next destination

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How to Find Local Accommodation for a Month or More

Finding a short-term apartment to rent is very easy these days. Finding a place to rent for a year isn’t all that hard either after arrival. The in-between option can be a little tougher. Here’s a question I seem to get at least once a month about where I live in Guanajuato,