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Blow-the-wad Vacationers Vs. Contrarian Travelers

“Yes, we’re very excited,” said the woman holding onto the cart with four large suitcases. “This is our first real vacation in four years.” Apparently they needed a lot more clothing than me for their trip to Los Cabos, a place
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Offbeat Ways to Get Ready for Extended Travel

You’ve saved up, planned an itinerary, and you’re ready to take off on a round-the-world journey or months of backpacking. Great! Are you really ready though for life on the road? Most people I’ve met who are backpacking around the world
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Cheap International Travel Means Coping With Noise

How well do you deal with noise? If you are about to go backpacking around the world, you had better get good at tuning out cacophony. Or you had better pack a monster bag of earplugs. Get ready to hear night
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Travel Money Is Simply Priority Money

If you never seem to have enough money for travel but a billion other people on the planet do, what’s wrong with this picture? It probably means that something else is a bigger priority. When I got back from my first
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Why Most Travel Magazines Don’t Speak to You

I wrote a post back in 2006 about how magazines don’t really like budget travelers. It was the year I launched PerceptiveTravel.com, partly in response to the folding of nearly every publication geared to those of us looking for value. At