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You Don’t Have to Put Up With Crappy Health Care Options

The USA has some of the most developed health care equipment, some of the best-trained specialists, and some of the best-equipped hospitals in the world. There’s just one big problem: the average American can’t afford access to those shiny superlatives. A
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Get a Local’s Perspective for a Richer City Experience

If you’re landing in a new city and don’t know a soul who lives there, how can you find the memorable neighborhoods and locals’ restaurants or food stalls? In these cases one sure way to save some trial and error time
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Getting a Cheap Haircut in a Foreign Country

“I make it a policy to not get my hair cut until I can do it for a dollar or less.” That’s what one American traveler told me in 1993 when I was early along in my first backpacking trip around
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The Dark Underbelly of Tourism in Four Countries

If you read a lot of travel articles, especially in magazines, you start to wonder if anything bad ever happens on vacation and whether there are any unsavory aspects of tourism going on. While books are full of stories that are
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Get Your Ticket to Location Independence

Sorry everyone, the pack is GONE! You’ll have to come back next May to get in on the action again with a new Paradise Pack. If you could take your job with you in a laptop case and go live anywhere