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What it Costs to Live in Thailand: Expats and Nomads Speak

  Despite all the visa hassles of trying to live full-time in Thailand, it’s one of the most popular destinations in Asia for expatriates and digital nomads. Thailand has a lot going for it: good food, cheap prices, lots of beaches,
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What Does It Take to Be an Eco-Friendly Traveler?

I have been writing about eco-friendly travel since back when I was doing magazine stories pre-internet. All along on this blog I’ve done regular rants on the evils of single-use plastic water bottles that mostly end up in our waterways. So
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You’re Free to Leave the Asylum

An American passport can get you into 174 countries around the world. In many of those countries it’s possible to become a legal resident—or just keep renewing a tourist visa. There’s no rule saying you have to stay in the country
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Meeting Monkeys, Sleeping With Nuns, and Finding Love in China

I schedule the narrative travel stories in Perceptive Travel according to what writers have turned in as the year goes by, but sometimes we end up with themes emerging in an issue without even trying. In this one we’ve got three
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A Few Solid Tips for Lowering Your Travel Budget

I’ve said many times on this blog that traveling on a budget is a mindset more than a collection of tips and tricks. If you just spend 10 bucks on my still-relevant Make Your Travel Dollars Worth a Fortune book and