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What $7.50 Gets You in a Guatemalan Supermarket

Often when I visit a country I take a stroll through a typical supermarket looking for the screaming bargains. What’s a deal here? I’m in Guatemala right now, which is certainly one of the cheapest places to travel and one of the cheapest places to live. Here’s what I picked up yesterday

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For USA Travels, Pick Your Cluster

Now that my home country has a national tourism campaign with a budget instead of relying on the 50 individual states to do all the work, the USA is actually acting like it gives a s%#t whether people come visit or not. Last year we eased up the daunting visa process for

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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

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The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2015

If you’ve been following this Cheapest Destinations Blog for a while, you know that every year I do a post on the cheapest places to live in the world. It’s not that things change so drastically from year to year, but there are political and exchange rate changes that can make some