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Budget Travel Economics 101: Monopolies Are Bad News

I did a post a while back on how I’m living a significantly cheaper life in Mexico than I did in a relatively inexpensive city in the U.S.  But some things cost more—a lot more. You will notice this phenomenon in

Most Popular Cheap Travel Advice

I’m phoning it in today on this blog as I prepare to bus it to Guadalajara for a magazine assignment, then bus it over to Puerto Vallarta for some fun and sun—and then some work. But that’s okay, because Mexican buses
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The Cheapest Places to Travel – India

Anyone who has been on a trip around the world is then plagued by the question, “Which was your favorite place?” Since I put out a book on the cheapest places to travel in the world I often get a parallel

Different Takes on the Cheapest Places to Travel in the World

As someone who has a book out called The World’s Cheapest Destinations, I am naturally rather opinionated about which places give travelers the best bang for their budget. The problem with roundups and lists of any kind though is that things

Why Prices Go Up in Countries That Were Cheap

Over the holidays one uncle of mine talked wistfully of a motorcycle trip he took in Mexico “a while back” and went on about how incredibly cheap it was to eat out, swill tequila, and follow it up with a few