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Your Input for the Next Edition

At the end of 2002 I published the first edition of The World’s Cheapest Destinations. If it sold a couple hundred copies I was going to be happy, but I put out there because nothing like it existed. I figured there
education through travel in Peru

True Education When You Travel Abroad

Is it possible that spending a lot of time in other countries can rewire your brain? Can it make you smarter–or at least more knowledgeable about the world? As I write this I’m in the foreigner-loved city of San Miguel de
safer travel desert

It’s Safer Out There Than You Probably Think

With the signing this year of a peace deal between the government and the rebels in Colombia, 2016 marked the first time in history that there is no war going on in all of the Americas. Who knows how far back
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5 Practical Tips on Making Round the World Travel More Affordable

It’s decided. You’re ready to get out there and see the world, and soon. But having made the first hard decision, a new set of doubts and misgivings start to set in. Can you afford it? How can you make long-term
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8 Reasons Not to Plan Your Whole Round-the-World Trip in Advance

As we sat and listened to the couple talking about where they had been on their round-the-world trip prior to this small island in Indonesia, I was getting exhausted. It was not because I had been especially active that day, but