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Visit big cities on a Sunday for car free zones when biking and for free entertainment

Visit Big Cities on a Sunday

If you’re visiting a big city on almost any continent and are looking to stretch your budget, try to time your travels so that you will have all of Sunday there. It’s often the best time to bike around or take
cost of living in Argentina

The Cost of Living in Argentina for Expats

Many a traveler has landed in Buenos Aires and within less than 24 hours started to ponder the question, “Could I find a way to live here?” Some don’t just ponder it; they actually move to Argentina. Author and book coach
village life in Portugal for expats and retirees

Find a Cheap Flight, Then Go Elsewhere

Is there another way to get where you’re going other than the most obvious route? Can you find a cheap flight to somewhere nearby instead? Often the answer is yes, and it can save you a small fortune if you’re a
Buddhist stupa in Patan Nepal

Why Travel Around the World? 5 Reasons to Spend a Year or More on the Road

  Back in 2003, the first year this blog existed, I wrote a lengthy (for the blogging standards of the time) called “Why Travel Around the World?” Back then it was kind of a radical question. This was long before the
drinking chicha in Peru near Urubamba

Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local When You Travel on a Budget

The “locavore” and “slow food” movements have taken off bigtime in the last decade, but budget travelers have been following them for ages for economic reasons. If you eat local and drink what’s made in the region, it’s much easier to