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Why I travel the world

After 25 Years, I Travel Because…

There are lots of reasons people travel and those reasons can change over time. The motivations can also change according to how much time they have, or how much money they have. People who can enjoy slow travel may have very
What $33 a night gets you in Vietnam

Budget Lodging Price Differences in Big Cities vs. Small Cities

How much will a night at a hotel or vacation apartment cost you? That depends a lot on whether you’re in a place like Boston or a place like Billings. The lodging price differences can be immense even within a country,
Pros and cons of moving abroad

The Pros and Cons of Moving Abroad

Whether you want to work overseas, retire abroad, or just move abroad to cut your living expenses in half, there are pros and cons of moving abroad. There are a lot of major benefits to living in another country as an
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Answers to The Usual Objections About Moving Abroad to Save Money

If you bring up the idea that you’re thinking of moving abroad, be prepared for some resistance. Just as some people won’t support your year-long trip around the world, you’ll get lots of objections about living abroad, especially if you’re American.
Craghoppers Tristan shirt for packing light

What’s in my Travel Bag When Packing Light

What should you put into your travel bag if there’s a need for packing light? Almost 11 years ago, I did a guest post for the once-mighty Gadling blog called What’s in your pack Tim Leffel? At the time I had