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Machu Picchu Peru

How Much Does a Machu Picchu Trip Cost?

One of the seven wonders of the world and by most accounts the most popular tourist destination in South America for foreigners, Machu Picchu is on the list of almost every first-time visitor to Peru. If you look at Peru’s advertising
rio bike tour

Bike Rio on a Tour or On Your Own

Rio de Janeiro may be a sprawling city, but it’s surprisingly easy to get around there, including on a bike. You can take a Rio tour with a guide and cover a lot of ground while getting some context, or you
whale watching in Baja

Borneo, Baja, Milan, and the Midwest

What do Borneo, Baja, Milan, and the Midwest have in common? Nothing really unless you happen to be reading the August issue of Perceptive Travel. Since 2006 I’ve been editing the online magazine featuring travel narratives from wandering book authors. No
bargain tequila in Mexico Campo Azul

The Best Bottles of Tequila for Under $15 in Mexico

My advice is always to look for the local bargains wherever you go in the world. In Mexico that includes good tequila for a good price. For a whole lot of brands, you can expect to pay half what you would
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