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Where Two Can Still Bunk Down for $15 or Less Per Night Around the World

Back when I took off on my first round-the-world trip in the early 1990s, the two of us had a budget that averaged out to $15 a day. For two. That meant our lodging was often between $4 and $7 a
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Cheap Place to Booze it Up: Panama

Panama is not one of the world’s cheapest places to travel. It’s right in the middle in terms of tourism costs in Central America. It is noticeably cheaper than Costa Rica, but far more than Guatemala or Nicaragua. With its economy
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How Dollar Strength or Weakness Impacts Your Travels

Back when Obama first took over from George W. Bush, we were all crying the blues about a weak dollar and a crappy economy. It wasn’t a very good time to travel abroad with American currency. Steadily things got better though
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Where People Are Traveling in the Middle East and North Africa

What do you think about traveling to the Middle East and North Africa? Before you jump to the immediate reaction of, “It’s not safe to travel there,” consider this. The U.S. city of Chicago had 650 murders on its streets in
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The Cheapest Beach Towns to Escape to From the USA and Canada

If you live in the northern part of the northern hemisphere, you may be looking out the window at some very cold weather. At the same time, other people are looking out a wide-open window at blue skies, warm sun, and