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Travel Stories from Cyprus, Transylvania, Nepal, and Mexico City

Since we went from three travel stories to four each month in Perceptive Travel, it’s harder for me to write some catchy “rule of three” title. Be assured, however, that you’ll still find something strange, something new, and something interesting each
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Perception Busting Through Photos: Romania

I write fairly often on here about how even seasoned travelers sometimes have very warped perceptions of potential travel destinations. The other day I saw someone spewing out all kinds of vile, derogatory comments on Romania on someone’s travel story, which

Travel Prices in Romania

Romania vies with Bulgaria as the cheapest destination in Europe. The latter has an edge in most respects, but Romania is still a terrific value at all budget levels, from backpacker to luxe. If you’re looking for the European cafe culture

A Little Taste of Transylvania

I’m making my way through the cheaper countries of Europe right now, finding good values all over compared to their neighbors to the west. Next stop, Romania.  I spent most of my time in Transylvania, which I’ll discuss without mentioning any

Why Prices Go Up in Countries That Were Cheap

Over the holidays one uncle of mine talked wistfully of a motorcycle trip he took in Mexico “a while back” and went on about how incredibly cheap it was to eat out, swill tequila, and follow it up with a few