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secret beach in Panama

Barbershop Postcards, Secret Beaches, Bruegel With Mom, and Finding Gandhi

That mouthful of a title can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new edition of Perceptive Travel online magazine. You never know what kind of offbeat travel narratives are going to show up there because we’re not going to
Cheap living abroad in the Czech Republic

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2019

Every year on this long-running blog I do a post on the cheapest places to live in the world. There are seldom drastic changes in the cost of living from year to year in different countries, but political changes and exchange
Insider info on Guanajuato City, Mexico

Some Inside Info on Guanajuato, Mexico

I just moved back to Guanajuato after living there three years on two occasions before with my family. I don’t write about the place all that much on this blog, however. First of all I don’t want to always be talking
Donating what we don't need anymore for a move abroad

The Strange Joy of Shedding Possessions for a Move Abroad

  For the third and probably last time, I am shedding a big percentage of my possessions and am heading out of the country. I am moving abroad with just a few suitcases. The photo above was the scene outside my
welcoming workers in Peru

It’s Okay to Be an Opportunistic Traveler

Do you take advantage of what’s on sale when you travel? Are you traveling to destinations when they are bargain priced? When I put out the book Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune, I talked a lot about the substantial