Spanish Camino Magic, Richard III’s Makeover, and Talking to Butterflies in Guatemala

Yes it’s time for another issue of Perceptive Travel, the award-winning online travel magazine with stories from book authors on the move. This month we dive into the mysterious world beyond our own with stories from Europe and Central America. One of them is from me, from a budget travelers’ favorite in


How to Make Money When You Leave Your Home Country

“I’m all for sticking everything in storage and moving abroad to cut my expenses, but what I do for a living isn’t portable. What am I going to do for work if I go traveling or move to another country?” As the author of A Better Life for Half the Price and


Backing up Your Data on the Road

Are you fully backed up if all your electronics get stolen or lost while you’re traveling? Or your hard drive crashes? When I first backpacked around the world in the 1990s, pre-internet, my back-up files were pieces of paper. Bank account numbers, passport copies, and an address book. All our music was


These Cheap Countries Have the Fastest Internet

What if you want to travel in cheap countries or move to one of them to cut your expenses in half?  Can you still run an online business via Wi-Fi and do bandwidth-heavy activities like uploading videos? Yes…and no. When people ask me what I’ve missed from the USA while living in


How to Travel Mexico on the Cheap

Mexico only gets an honorable mention in The World’s Cheapest Destinations because when the peso is not near record low levels—like it is right now—there are less expensive places to go in much of Central America. Plus the majority of visitors to the beach resort areas are on a short vacation budget,