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Barbershop Postcards, Secret Beaches, Bruegel With Mom, and Finding Gandhi

That mouthful of a title can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new edition of Perceptive Travel online magazine. You never know what kind of offbeat travel narratives are going to show up there because we’re not going to
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Paying for Medical Care While Traveling or Living Abroad

But… what do you do about health insurance when you leave the country? What do you do when you have to go to the doctor when you’re traveling or living abroad? I get variations on these questions more than most others,
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Living the Mexpat Life

“So what’s it like living there in Mexico?” People in my country of birth ask me this a lot. Usually with a bit of trepidation in their voice, like I’m going to tell them five horrible things that happened to me
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Cheap Flights to Warm Places When It’s Cold Outside

Baby it’s cold outside. In some places anyway. But not in the tropics. Not in Baja. Not in most places near the equator. So you could get on a plane and be somewhere sunny and warm in a few hours. If

Peru’s Salkantay Trek vs. the Inca Trail

  Twice in my life I have spent several days off the grid in Peru, slogging up and down the Andes Mountains on the way to Machu Picchu. Once I did it on the Inca Trail, another time on the Salkantay