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One Flight, Two Vacations With a Stopover

Wouldn’t it be nice to have two vacations instead of one? If you’re traveling a long distance, wouldn’t it be nice to stop off for a while in that place where you have to change planes instead of sitting around the
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Feeling Rich by Traveling Abroad

Many people in supposed rich countries are struggling to pay the bills, but something budget travelers discover really quickly is that it’s financially easier to actually travel around the world. You will spend less money being on the road for a
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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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Your Input for the Next Edition

At the end of 2002 I published the first edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. If it sold a couple hundred copies I was going to be happy, but I put out there because nothing like it existed. I figured there
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True Education When You Travel Abroad

Is it possible that spending a lot of time in other countries can rewire your brain? Can it make you smarter–or at least more knowledgeable about the world? As I write this I’m in the foreigner-loved city of San Miguel de