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drinking chicha in Peru near Urubamba

Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local When You Travel on a Budget

The “locavore” and “slow food” movements have taken off bigtime in the last decade, but budget travelers have been following them for ages for economic reasons. If you eat local and drink what’s made in the region, it’s much easier to
travel prices in Bulgaria

Travel Prices in Bulgaria

In most respects, Bulgaria is the cheapest place in Europe to travel, for sure the cheapest destination that wasn’t involved in the Balkan conflict of the ’90s. Transportation for a pittance, bargain meals, and $1 glasses of wine allow you to
Folk Art Museum Mexico City

Are You Avoiding Mexico City for Outdated Reasons?

There’s a fantastic Metropolis a few hours’ flight away on a plane, for often not much more than a domestic flight. Have you visited Mexico City or is there something holding you back?   Most U.S. and Canadian travelers—even experienced ones—know
Greek food pastries in Athens

Finding History in the Food of Greece

The food of Greece doesn’t get the same respect as that of its neighbor Turkey, but Greek cuisine is one of the world’s oldest and most pervasive. Many items from this the Mediterranean country have made their way around the world
City food tour in Mexico

Take a Local Food Tour to Get a Real Feel for a City

One of the best ways to learn about a destination’s personality, its history, and its customs is to eat your way around town on a guided walking tour. You get to sample food from places that have been vetted by the