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Bike Rio on a Tour or On Your Own

Rio de Janeiro may be a sprawling city, but it’s surprisingly easy to get around there, including on a bike. You can take a Rio tour with a guide and cover a lot of ground while getting some context, or you
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Travel Prices in Ecuador – Latest Update

  Every few years I do an updated post on travel prices in Ecuador, plus when there’s a new edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations coming out I dive in deep on that research.  In reality though, prices don’t really change
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Argentina’s Cheap/Not Cheap Travel Light Has Turned Green Again

For the moment, it’s financial crisis time again in the land of tango, which means this is suddenly a great time to travel Argentina on the cheap. It was less than a year ago when I returned from Argentina and lamented
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Where Two Can Still Bunk Down for $15 or Less Per Night Around the World

Back when I took off on my first round-the-world trip in the early 1990s, the two of us had a budget that averaged out to $15 a day. For two. That meant our lodging was often between $4 and $7 a
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Argentina Drops Its Reciprocity Visa Fee

Argentina took another big step forward last month in attracting more American travelers. I’ve complained on multiple occasions about how Argentina was shooting itself in the gaucho-booted foot by charging Americans $160 each to enter the country. Then on March 6