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Cheap Place to Booze it Up: Panama

Panama is not one of the world’s cheapest places to travel. It’s right in the middle in terms of tourism costs in Central America. It is noticeably cheaper than Costa Rica, but far more than Guatemala or Nicaragua. With its economy
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Perception Busting Through Photos: Panama

If you ask people what they think of Panama, the ones who have never been will generally stumble, shrug, or bring up some negative like the rude taxi drivers in the capital or (generally) boring food. It’s not a country the
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A Baru Volcano Scare, Giving Face with a Twenty, and 44 Days Crossing the Ice

After a hiatus publishing our first most popular travel stories issue, we’re back with a batch of new travel stories from Panama, western China, and Arctic Canada. Plus reviews of new travel books and world music. This issue marks the debut
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16 Places I Went This Year (and a New Home in Mexico)

A lot of travel bloggers really don’t need to ever do a year-end summary because they’ve already told you about everything they ate for lunch in each destination and every monument they snapped a photo of. I try to be more
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Champagne-popping and New Articles

A reader I met by chance a few weeks ago asked me, “What else do you do besides that Cheapest Destinations book and blog?” It was a reminder that I could probably stand to post my writing life outside this blog