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Undervalued Argentina

Sometime in the coming decade I’m probably going to pack up and move abroad for a while again. I’ve lived in Korea and Turkey in the past, but this time it’s probably going to be Buenos Aires. There are a dozen

Is 28.5 Hours a Week Really “Working”?

A few weeks back I pointed to a depressing survey showing how vacation-deprived most Americans are. Compare that to Europe, where it’s common to have four to six weeks off. A much more sensible and healthy life. But what if those

A Home Abroad vs. A Home at Home

Many long-term travelers daydream about not just passing through the places they go, but actually picking one and moving there. Their friends and relatives might tell them it’s risky, but is it really more risky than buying something in our current

The Cheapest Places to Live, Part 2

[Editor’s note: This post is OLD! Don’t treat it as current gospel and ask why prices have gone up. For a newer version, put “cheapest places to live” in that search box to your right.] In an earlier entry, I waxed

What Do You Learn When You Go Abroad?

Besides the fun, the thrills, and the experience of the new, is there a true high-brow reason to spend an extended time away from the home country? Do you really become intelligent, or more aware, or more well-rounded by traveling the