Why You Should Update Your Travel Gear Now

If all the travel gear and apparel in your closet is six, eight, ten years old or more, it’s ancient. I’m all for using things until they completely wear out, but the leaps forward in technology in the past few years mean that your circa 2008 backpack or waterproof jacket is the


Hey You Stressbuckets: Take a Vacation Already!

I listened to a depressing story on NPR’s The World yesterday about the worsening vacation deficit in America. My idiotic countrymen and women are actually taking fewer vacations now than at any time in the past. This is despite the fact that unemployment has dropped drastically during Obama’s tenure. The trend is


Cheap Travel Clusters Around the World

Unless you’re a trustafarian or have been saving big bucks from working in law or finance for years, your round-the-world journey is going to have some budget restraints. Long-term travel is drastically cheaper than going on vacation, but Western Europe, Japan, and Australia can be really pricey even if you’re staying in


5 Costs That Get Drastically Cheaper in Other Countries

I did a radio podcast interview last week where I got a question that comes up a lot when talking about living abroad. Why would your expenses drop if half by moving overseas? Specifically, which expenses drop so much that you can coast by on $2,000 a month instead of $4,000? Or


Go Beyond the Obvious for USA Travel Fun

You can go read about NYC, D.C., and San Francisco in a million places, so when I cover USA travel on here or via my bloggers at Perceptive Travel, we tend to highlight the places that don’t get so much press. These days there are very few places where you can’t find