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Why Most Travel Magazines Don’t Speak to You

I wrote a post back in 2006 about how magazines don’t really like budget travelers. It was the year I launched PerceptiveTravel.com, partly in response to the folding of nearly every publication geared to those of us looking for value. At
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True Education When You Travel Abroad

Is it possible that spending a lot of time in other countries can rewire your brain? Can it make you smarter–or at least more knowledgeable about the world? As I write this I’m in the foreigner-loved city of San Miguel de
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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Tilley Hats

I’ve been challenged in the hair department for quite a while and spend a lot of time in sunny places, so I rarely go on a trip without packing a Tilley sun hat. I’ve tried a lot of brands over the
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The Cheapest Places to Travel in 2017 for Americans

As the end of the year approaches, I’ve been reading lots of articles on the cheapest places to travel in 2017 or the cheapest destinations. Most of them are poorly researched and written by people who don’t really travel much, sitting
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It’s Safer Out There Than You Probably Think

With the signing this year of a peace deal between the government and the rebels in Colombia, 2016 marked the first time in history that there is no war going on in all of the Americas. Who knows how far back