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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
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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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Salvation Mountain, Lutherland Germany, and Looking for Yeti in Bhutan

It’s time for the April issue of the online magazine publishing the best travel stories online for more than 10 years: Perceptive Travel. Now that we’ve ditched the world music reviews and are putting out four narrative stories each month instead
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Germans in Texas, a New Home in Portugal, and Swimming with an Elephant

You know what it means when an eclectic headline like that pops up: time for a new issue of Perceptive Travel! This time we spin the globe and land in Texas, Portugal, and Laos. We welcome two new writers this time.
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The Cheapest Places to Live in the World – 2017

In 2017, the cheapest places to live in the world are probably going to get a lot of new transplants. After an election where the candidate who ran on a platform of hate lost the popular vote but won the presidency,