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visiting Iguacu Falls on an organized tour

6 Reasons to Book an Organized Travel Tour Instead of Doing it On Your Own

On my three long trips around the world as a backpacker, I was a staunchly independent traveler who definitely looked down on the sheep who were on an organized travel tour. Those idiots! Now that I’m making a real living though
Ecuador is the cheapest place to live in South America and a great deal for cheap retirement

The Cost of Living in Ecuador for Expats

The cost of living in Ecuador is quite low for expats and the country continually shows up as one of the cheapest places to retire in the world. As Ecuador resident and author Susan Schenck says, “I knew I could not
Vietnam travel prices Hue Citadel

Travel Prices in Vietnam

  If you’re a traveler headed to Vietnam, you’re in for a treat. This is not a country of natural superlatives unless you’re really into the food, but when it comes to value for your budget, it’s a dream. Thanks to
horseback riding in Iceland

Ethiopia, Timbuktu, Iceland, and Mount Doom

We try to give you a nice variety of traveling stories when we put out a new issue of Perceptive Travel. Since 2006 we’ve published the best travel stories from globetrotting book authors, digging a bit deeper and going beyond the
a trip to Sugarloaf Mountain in Brazil costs around $30

Travel Prices in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Have you had Rio de Janeiro on your “someday” travel list but heard it was more expensive than the rest of South America? Well, thanks to a currency slide and the elimination of a visa fee, travel prices in Brazil are