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Things that Help the Locals (and Things that Hurt)

We can talk all day about carbon credits, voluntourism, and eco-hotels, but it’s the little decisions you make day after day, for months or years of travel, that really make a difference. If you care enough to learn how to reduce

What Your Colleagues and Relatives Think? Screw That.

How much do you care what other people think? Have you postponed traveling for more than a short vacation period because some friends or relatives might think you’re nuts? Or irresponsible? Or adrift with no career plan? I’ve never been one
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Quit Your Job, See the World

It’s Labor Day in America, a time to celebrate the working man by…not working for a day. Unless you work in retail or fast food, in which case it’s like any other day. But what if you’d like to make every

Fighting Monks, Personal Landmarks, and Azerbaijani Tea

Had your fill yet of insipid travel articles headlined “Top-10,” “Best,” and “Worst”? Then go get some nourishing stories from Perceptive Travel, home to well-written narratives from book authors on the move. The new issue just went up and, as usual,

Travel Advice Worth Reading (Montezuma’s Revenge edition)

It took until the end of week six of my move to Mexico before it happened, but whatever hit me is making up for lost time. Fever, aches, and all the bathroom byproducts that come with it. The annoying thing is,