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Cheapest English-Speaking Countries to Live In

There are many English-speaking countries in the world where the cost of living is relatively low. In some cases you may be able to live A Better Life for Half the Price even. This makes them great places to live for people who want to cut their expenses by moving abroad but are scared by …

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The 21 Best Places to Live in Mexico for Retirees

What are the best places to live in Mexico for retirees? I see some form of this question every week on Facebook boards and even in my e-mails, but it’s tougher to answer than it is for smaller countries with less geographic variety. Mexico has some clear geographic and economic advantages that make it the …

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The Cheapest Places to Travel This Year for Americans

[This post on the cheapest places to travel for Americans was updated in July 2022.] In a normal year when I’m giving advice on the cheapest places to travel to, I’m looking at prices, exchange rates, and special situations that are leading to temporary deals for travelers. In 2021 it was a crapshoot. Many countries …

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How to Find a Good Budget Hotel Deal Where You're Headed

Many times I post pictures of a budget hotel deal I found internationally in my travels, usually somewhere between $10 and $50 per night. A few people inevitably comment, “What?! How did you find a deal like that?” The truth is, I find deals like that more often than not. To many infrequent travelers, it’s …

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Where to Take Rail Sleepers and Overnight Buses

When I was a young budget traveler backpacking around the world, I spent a lot of time sleeping on night trains and overnight buses. The rail sleepers were often a real pleasure, the night buses not so much, but in both cases they combined lodging and transportation in one, which saved a fair bit of …

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