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Filter Out the Safety Noise on International Travel

There have been times in my travel life where I’ve practically had a location to myself. Tens of thousands of tourists canceled trips to India when I was there the first time, in the mid-1990s, because a plague had broken out in one city of one state and it was on the

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Is There a Quest in Your Future?

Or maybe there’s a better question to decide whether The Happiness of Pursuit will resonate with you. Are you a compulsive person? This is the latest book from Chris Guillebeau, the author of The Art of Non-Conformity and The $100 Start-up. I breezed through both of those books and have recommended them

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What You Get, and Give Up, Living Abroad

The early reviews I’ve gotten so far on A Better Life for Half the Price echo something I heard a lot when I put out Travel Writing 2.0. In essence, “Don’t expect a lot of sugar-coating.” I like sugar. I probably eat too much of it. But I try not to spoon

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Perception Busting Through Photos: Panama

If you ask people what they think of Panama, the ones who have never been will generally stumble, shrug, or bring up some negative like the rude taxi drivers in the capital or (generally) boring food. It’s not a country the uninitiated generally have on the bucket list unless they’re the type

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Aligator Mothers, a Greek Painting Monk, and Ziplining on the Edge of Danger

The November ’14 issue of Perceptive Travel is out, with some of the best travel stories on the planet from book authors on the move. This month we’ve got tales from Louisiana, Greece, and Southeast Asia. Judith Fein goes traveling in order to put aside the recent death of her mother, but