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Eat Local, Drink Local, Buy Local When You Travel on a Budget

The “locavore” and “slow food” movements have taken off bigtime in the last decade, but budget travelers have been following them for ages for economic reasons. If you eat local and drink what’s made in the region, it’s much easier to
Why I travel the world

After 25 Years, I Travel Because…

There are lots of reasons people travel and those reasons can change over time. The motivations can also change according to how much time they have, or how much money they have. People who can enjoy slow travel may have very
Visiting Peru for the fourth time to go deeper

How Many Countries Have You Been To?

Please don’t ask me how many countries I’ve been to. I lost count long ago and don’t care. Some people collect countries visited like that’s something to brag about. They’ll put in their social media feed that they were the youngest
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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