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encountering noise at night in your travels

Cheap International Travel Means Coping With Noise

How well do you deal with noise? If you are about to go backpacking around the world, you had better get good at tuning out cacophony. Or you had better pack a monster bag of earplugs. Get ready to hear night
Buying a retirement home in a foreign country

Take Your Time When House Hunting Abroad

If you’re thinking of investing in a house or condo in a foreign country, understand that what you see on TV about buying real estate is often fiction scripted for entertainment. In looking through old posts on this blog I need
cost of living in Hungary

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Hungary?

  Hungary is not super cheap in every way, but the destination is a good value for people who want to live a good life for less in central Europe. Anyone moving to Budapest from a similarly sized city in Europe,
Perceptive Travel story on a village in Japan

Thailand on Three Wheels, a Village of Life-sized Dolls, and Cruising the Amazon with Tarzan

It’s time for another issue of Perceptive Travel, an online magazine bringing you great travel stories every month that go beyond listicles and fluff from selfie babes in bikinis. We tell you this on a regular basis, but once in a
Coca leaves on the Inca Trail in Peru

The Good/Bad Coca Leaf in Peru

If people make a plant product into candy, chocolates, and tea, can it really be all that bad? Well, if you’re U.S. Customs, yes, but for people in the Andes, the coca leaf is life. If you don’t process it into