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Americans May Be Getting Better at Reading a Map

I’m currently at Mexico’s annual tourism conference and they’re a happy bunch these days. They’re back in the top-10 worldwide for the number of visitors after receiving 29.1 million in 2014. This is an increase of 20% from 2013 and more than 24% from 2012. This set a new record, one that

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It’s Finally Going to Get Easier to Visit Indonesia

Indonesia has long been near the top of the list of the cheapest places to live in the world, having a starring role in all four editions of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. The visa policy there has always been baffling to me though. You have to buy a visa on arrival, which

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How to Enhance Your Travel Budget With Free Flights and Hotels

  Lots of people who say “I wish I could travel more” just plain haven’t made it a priority. If travel is way down the list after your ginormous house, two new cars, your pets, your latest gadget fixations, and other trappings, then it’ll remain just a wish. If you really have

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These 6 Destinations Have Gotten a Lot Less Expensive

As the author of a book on the cheapest places to travel in the world, naturally I talk a lot about where you can really stretch your travel funds. As I’ve mentioned, some of those have gotten cheaper still. But there’s another big bonus to the strong U.S. dollar if that’s the

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Sometimes Dumpy Towns Lead to Great Adventures

Quetzaltenango, in Guatemala, has a name that seems ready for tales of exotic travels and interesting experiences. I didn’t have any pre-set expectations before I got there, but I did expect it to at least be a place worth hanging around for a few days. Well…not really. As I’ve found in so