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Barbershop Postcards, Secret Beaches, Bruegel With Mom, and Finding Gandhi

That mouthful of a title can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new edition of Perceptive Travel online magazine. You never know what kind of offbeat travel narratives are going to show up there because we’re not going to
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I Want to Move Abroad. Where Do I Start?

When you’re looking on information on how to move abroad, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by all the options. I’ll often get frustrated e-mails from people just trying to cut through the clutter. The gist of the question is usually, “Where
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Sorry Kids, but Costa Rica is No Bargain

There are a lot of great reasons to visit Costa Rica, and as I wrote in this post way back in 2010, it can be worth the splurge if you do it right. If you’re heading there thinking it’s a bargain,

Amazon Creatures, Jacked up on Java, and the End of the Line in Ontario

It’s time for another collection of the best travel stories on the web, from the award-winning webzine Perceptive Travel. One of the features is mine this time, a piece on getting to the roots of good coffee by visiting farms where

Rolling with the Stones, Howler Monkeys on Live Wires, and Reluctantly Secret Slovakia

The February issue of Perceptive Travel is out, with more of the best travel stories from book authors on the move. Once again it’s fair to say “best travel stories” because for the third year in a row, the publication I