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Hey You Stressbuckets: Take a Vacation Already!

Did you take a vacation recently? If so you’re doing better than most Americans. I listened to a depressing story on NPR’s The World yesterday about the worsening vacation deficit in America. My idiotic countrymen and women are actually taking fewer
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5 Costs That Get Drastically Cheaper in Other Countries

I did a radio podcast interview last week where I got a question that comes up a lot when talking about living abroad. Why would your expenses drop if half by moving overseas? Specifically, which expenses drop so much that you
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Go Beyond the Obvious for USA Travel Fun

You can go read about NYC, D.C., and San Francisco in a million places, so when I cover USA travel on here or via my bloggers at Perceptive Travel, we tend to highlight the places that don’t get so much press.
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The Toughest Two Hours in Peru – Hiking Huayna Picchu

I’ve done a lot of hiking in Peru. I’ve gone on the Inca Trail, done the Salkantay Trek, and just finished up a version of the Lares Trek. But the hike that made me the most uneasy is one that up
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Most Budget Travel Advice is Timeless

“Yes yes, that’s all good advice,” she said, “but my editor really wants to focus on what’s new. What are people doing now to save money that they couldn’t have done a year or two ago? New social websites, apps, that