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12 Cheap Travel Tips for Latin America

I started traveling a lot in Latin America after I had a child and needed to hit the ground running when returning from a trip. With two continents only varying by a few hours for time zones, staying in this hemisphere has obvious advantages if you’re American or Canadian. You also only

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The Evolving Value of a Travel Dollar

Don’t look now, but you just got a little richer. There’s just one catch: you have to go traveling. Trying to explain why the U.S. dollar is going up or down is something even experienced economists have trouble with, so I won’t bother trying. Just know that it involves the perception of

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Car-free Isla Holbox in Mexico

We drove away from the gigantic oceanfront resort we were staying at in Cancun, Mexico for the Travel Bloggers Exchange conference and two hours later were in a completely different world. A place where the biggest hotel has 55 rooms. Isla Holbox is reached via ferry from the Yucatan Peninsula, and once

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Terrible Flight Delays? You May Score Some Compensation

When I returned from a conference a couple weeks ago, it took me ten hours to get from Cancun to Leon/Guanajuato in the middle of Mexico. Mechanical problems got us kicked off the plane as we were ready to take off in Mexico City and we sat around the airport for hours.

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Martinique Grooves, Handmade Oaxaca, and Death in the Afternoon

It’s time for the October issue of Perceptive Travel, home to interesting travel stories from wandering book authors. This month we visit three exotic sounding places with lyrical names but go beyond the usual lyrical waxing about attractions and icons. Beebe Bahrani returns for another tale from Spain, this time in Tarragona.