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Pueblo Magico Cuetzalan in Mexico, north of Puebla City

11 of the Best Magic Towns in Mexico (Pueblos Magicos)

Mexico launched its Pueblos Mágicos (Magical Towns) program back in 2001 to recognize special places that “offer visitors a ‘magical’ experience—by reason of their natural beauty, cultural riches, or historical relevance.” Ten destinations were in the original round, including some of
village on the Uyuni Salt Flat of Bolivia

It’s Not Hard to Escape the Travel Crowds

It’s nothing new to read articles complaining how overrun some places have become (like Ankor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance). In this age of overtourism, where whole cities like Amsterdam and Venice are getting fed up, travelers often then make
Story about Auroville India in Perceptive Travel

Dharma Buddies in India, Octopuses of Spain, and Lingering Bullet Holes in Bosnia

Obviously when we put out a new issue of Perceptive Travel, I’m not trying to win at search optimization with these headlines. Rather I want to show that we publish some of the best travel stories you’ll find anywhere on the
Nicaragua beach

Where the U.S. Travel Dollar is Strongest on Six Continents

Two years ago I kept saying that if you were American or someone earning their pay in U.S. dollars, it was one of the best times I’d seen in 20-some years to go traveling internationally. It was not a time to
living costs are cheap in Cambodia

What it Costs to Live in Cambodia

  How do these expenses for living in Cambodia compare to yours? A 2-bedroom apartment with a pool in the capital city for $500, a $5 massage for an hour, a full-time nanny or housekeeper for $120 a month, meals out