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My Favorite Travel Gear Brands: Columbia Sportswear

Some travel gear brands appeal to those with plenty of money to burn, people who won’t flinch at paying $700 for a jacket. When you buy something from Columbia Sportswear though, you can usually be sure you’re getting a great value.
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Your Input for the Next Edition

At the end of 2002 I published the first edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. If it sold a couple hundred copies I was going to be happy, but I put out there because nothing like it existed. I figured there
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That Time We Got Meditative With our Travel Stories

The latest issue of Perceptive Travel online magazine is out and just because of pure coincidence, three of the stories ponder what happens on the road when we think deep thoughts. Or just wonder what the heck we’re still doing in
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Why Most Travel Magazines Don’t Speak to You

I wrote a post back in 2006 about how magazines don’t really like budget travelers. It was the year I launched PerceptiveTravel.com, partly in response to the folding of nearly every publication geared to those of us looking for value. At
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True Education When You Travel Abroad

Is it possible that spending a lot of time in other countries can rewire your brain? Can it make you smarter–or at least more knowledgeable about the world? As I write this I’m in the foreigner-loved city of San Miguel de