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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 I do research about moving abroad, I get overwhelmed by all the information. Where do I start?” I used to get variations on this question every month when I wrote about international living on my blog and started reporting from
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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,

Cheap Travel in Mexico and Central America

There are a few clusters of cheap destinations around the world where you can travel overland from country to country on a low budget for weeks, months, or a year. For Americans, starting in Mexico and going down to Panama is

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