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Ecuador is the cheapest place to live in South America and a great deal for cheap retirement

The Cost of Living in Ecuador for Expats

The cost of living in Ecuador is quite low for expats and the country continually shows up as one of the cheapest places to retire in the world. As Ecuador resident and author Susan Schenck says, “I knew I could not
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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
Iran travel story and photo by Richard Bangs

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