Nepal travel Archive

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The Cheapest Destinations are Cheaper Still This Year

I talked recently about how this is a great year for Americans to travel abroad because the strong U.S. dollar has made some “premium” destinations less expensive than before. If you really want to get the best bang for your buck though, the places I profiled in The World’s Cheapest Destinations are

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The Annapurna Circuit Ain’t What it Used to Be – Here’s an Alternative

One of my fondest memories in the three years I spent backpacking around the world was the three weeks I hiked along some of the world’s highest mountains on the Annapurna Circuit in Nepal. It was the perfect long-term trek: gorgeous scenery, places to stay in every village, and no roads, just

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News and Travel Notes From the Cheapest Destinations

As we head toward the end of 2013, here’s what’s going on in some of the cheapest places to travel in the world. Political troubles in Thailand never seem to go away for very long. The Thai prime minister just asked the monarchy to dissolve parliament after weeks of street protests in

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Nepal Probably the Cheapest Place to Travel Right Now

Nepal was already one of the cheapest places in the world to travel and it’s usually on my short list when travelers ask where there money can stretch the most. Lately though, Nepal has gotten even cheaper. The U.S. dollar is currently worth more than 100 Nepalese rupees, meaning an effective 20%

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The End of the Annapurna Circuit as We Know It?

When I get the inevitable question about the place on this planet I’ve liked the most in my travels, I always answer the impossible with some kind of hedging answer. When I look back on the greatest adventures though, my three-week Annapurna Circuit trek in Nepal was a highlight for sure, as