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San Cristobal de las Casas Spanish place name

What All Those Spanish Place Names Mean

You probably rattle off Spanish place names many times a year, especially if you live in the western USA. But do you know what all those names mean? I’m writing this from Baja (Low), California, where I’m visiting The Capes, The
Pros and cons of moving abroad

The Pros and Cons of Moving Abroad

Whether you want to work overseas, retire abroad, or just move abroad to cut your living expenses in half, there are pros and cons of moving abroad. There are a lot of major benefits to living in another country as an
Mali travel story from Djenne

Africa to the Arctic, Saigon to St. Augustine

We try to keep things interesting every month at Perceptive Travel online magazine, bringing readers the best narrative travel stories from around the globe, all from published book authors. Don’t take my word for it though. Each year we rack up
Ecuador real estate

Answers to The Usual Objections About Moving Abroad to Save Money

If you bring up the idea that you’re thinking of moving abroad, be prepared for some resistance. Just as some people won’t support your year-long trip around the world, you’ll get lots of objections about living abroad, especially if you’re American.
Craghoppers Tristan shirt for packing light

What’s in my Travel Bag When Packing Light

What should you put into your travel bag if there’s a need for packing light? Almost 11 years ago, I did a guest post for the once-mighty Gadling blog called What’s in your pack Tim Leffel? At the time I had