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How to Travel Cheap in South America

Do you want to travel on the cheap in South America? Well I’ve got a few time-tested ideas on that subject. A few years back I wrote an article for Transitions Abroad simply called “Budget Travel in South America”. Most of
village on the Uyuni Salt Flat of Bolivia

It’s Not Hard to Escape the Travel Crowds

It’s nothing new to read articles complaining how overrun some places have become (like Ankor Wat and Machu Picchu, for instance). In this age of overtourism, where whole cities like Amsterdam and Venice are getting fed up, travelers often then make
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Disconnecting in Bolivia, Traveling Alone in China, and Chasing the Infidel in Morocco

Happy new year and happy birthday to Perceptive Travel! It was 10 years ago this month when we published the very first issue, which you can still see at that link. It’s got Rolf Potts, Jen Leo, Bruce Northam, Peter Moore,
1493 Colombian Exchange

It All Started in 1493…

Before there was anything on the world maps for what we now know as North America, Central America, and South America, the people on this planet weren’t doing a whole lot of mixing. So this book outlines the start of a

Crossing Bolivia to Chile (and Watching My Money Evaporate)

Last week I was in Bolivia and it was dirt cheap. (See this post with prices.) This week I’ve been in Chile and I’m paying more than I would at home. As soon as I crossed the border, most prices went