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Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me That?!

You hear this phrase a lot among international travelers and see it a lot in comments online. “Why didn’t anyone tell me that?” In a way this blog started out as a way for me to give people a heads up
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Getting a Job Abroad vs. Bringing a Job With You

If you read many travel message boards, or talk to many traveler types who are sick of their job, the fantasy of working overseas somewhere is high on the wish list.Whether they’re looking to escape something or just have a cheaper
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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