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village life in Portugal for expats and retirees

Find a Cheap Flight, Then Go Elsewhere

Is there another way to get where you’re going other than the most obvious route? Can you find a cheap flight to somewhere nearby instead? Often the answer is yes, and it can save you a small fortune if you’re a
Buddhist stupa in Patan Nepal

Why Travel Around the World? 5 Reasons to Spend a Year or More on the Road

  Back in 2003, the first year this blog existed, I wrote a lengthy (for the blogging standards of the time) called “Why Travel Around the World?” Back then it was kind of a radical question. This was long before the
drinking chicha in Peru near Urubamba

Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local When You Travel on a Budget

The “locavore” and “slow food” movements have taken off bigtime in the last decade, but budget travelers have been following them for ages for economic reasons. If you eat local and drink what’s made in the region, it’s much easier to
Muskwa-Kechika Wilderness of British Colombia

The Power of Nature and What Comes From a Quest

After taking a break from new material last month in Perceptive Travel and doing a Dark Tourism issue, we’re back to our usual monthly online magazine schedule. This time we have four new narrative travel stories from wandering book authors and
traveling to Bolivia in South America

How to Travel Cheap in South America

Do you want to travel on the cheap in South America? Well I’ve got a few time-tested ideas on that subject. A few years back I wrote an article for Transitions Abroad simply called “Budget Travel in South America”. Most of