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Leave Wandering Time for Surprise Discoveries

“I like going on group tours because there are no surprises,” a traveler I met once told me. “I know the whole travel itinerary in advance and someone else is taking care of all the arrangements.” Oh, but how many things
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To Move Abroad, Find the Place That Speaks to You

Each year I publish a long post on the cheapest places to live in the world. I’ll do another this summer. Invariably people stumble upon it through a search and start asking variations of “Where should I go live when I

My Take on Why to Go to Colonial Mexico

The cover story in the current issue of Travelworld is from yours truly, a piece on the reasons to get away from the beaches and visit the middle of Mexico instead. This is the old part, the colonial part, the area

Independent Travel and Flexibility are Inseparable

We had already ridden an overnight ferry that had gotten less pleasant as the trip wore on. By the time we arrived on the island of Palawan, in the Philippines, we were exhausted and dirty. Plus we were ready to see

The State Fair, Mexican Style

I was writing about Mexico a lot while I was living there for a year, so I gave it a break for a bit. But I’ve been holding on to these photos ever since attending the Feria de Leon in the