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Sorry Kids, but Costa Rica is No Bargain

There are a lot of great reasons to visit Costa Rica, and as I wrote in this post way back in 2010, it can be worth the splurge if you do it right. If you’re heading there thinking it’s a bargain, however, just because it’s a less developed country in Central America,

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The Deal of a Lifetime is Coming in One Week

Sorry, but this deal is now gone: the Paradise Pack was only on sale for one week. You can still purchase my part of it at the Cheap Living Abroad website. There are times in life you can point to where everything changed. You beat your head against the wall for years

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Mexico’s Diversity on Display in the Sierra Gorda Biosphere

Most people have a pretty clear vision in their mind of what Mexico is like, despite this being a very large country that stretches from the Atlantic to the Pacific and would take days to drive across. There’s a much wider diversity of climates and altitudes than people expect. I just spent

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Why I Live Abroad

So…why did you decide to move there? It has become so predictable that I could just make a recording on my phone to play back when people ask. The question is always the same, their struggle to ask without seeming rude so clear on their face. Occasionally it’s a well-traveled person just

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Cusco, Peru on a Budget (Takes a Little Work)

Peru gets a lot of travelers, from budget backpackers to “money is no object” luxury travelers ticking off a box on their bucket list. Because of Machu Picchu being named one of the wonders of the world and Peru seemingly unable to stop milking that cash cow in all their marketing, an