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Praying to Judas, Life With Cod, and Americans in Iran

Yes indeed, it’s time for another collection of strange and offbeat stories from Perceptive Travel, with tales from wandering book authors. This month we travel to two places in North America, one in South America, and one that’s not exactly teeming
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The Main Travel Budget Factor: Your Destination

There’s a lot of noise in the travel media about how to save money on your vacation, on how to get more out of your travel budget. The problem is, most of that advice is focused on the wrong things. Close
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You Can’t Do Everything on the Cheap

A bit over a year ago I wrote this post on building splurge money into your shoestring travel budget. Sometimes you have to throw that $40 a day budget out the window. While I’m a big advocate for going to cheap
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Cheap Living in Ecuador

As I write this I’m in Quito for the fourth time. Every time I’m amazed by how cheap some things are, partly because the prices have barely budged since I first started taking notes in 2009. They use the U.S. dollar
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16 Places I Went This Year (and a New Home in Mexico)

A lot of travel bloggers really don’t need to ever do a year-end summary because they’ve already told you about everything they ate for lunch in each destination and every monument they snapped a photo of. I try to be more