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What’s Your Travel Banking Back-up Plan?

These days I always have travel insurance, but what has gotten used more often is travel banking insurance. No, I don’t actually have a policy that protects my bank accounts, but I do always have multiple banking back-up plans for my
things travelers couldn't do 25 years ago

25 Things Travelers Couldn’t Do 25 Years Ago

Around 25 years ago, I was probably kicking back on some tropical island, staying in a $4 bungalow, wondering whether I should have rice or noodles for my next meal. I was traveling through Southeast Asia, Nepal, India, Greece, Turkey, Holland,
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Ways to Keep From Getting Hosed When Getting to Your Money Abroad

Since I write a lot about living abroad and being a digital nomad, I get a lot of questions about money access. “Do you get a local bank account?” “Where should I put my money back home so I can get
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Worried About Travel Safety? Avoid the Vatican

Which country in the world has the highest rate of crime per capita? It’s not some third-world country that sounds mysterious and shady. It’s the Vatican. Yes, the city state ruled over by the Pope and his crew often gets reported
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Poof – Argentina’s Black Market is Gone

Before this week, if you traveled to Argentina on vacation, you needed to come with a briefcase full of U.S. dollars to truly get the best bang for your buck. That all ended yesterday as the new government lifted currency controls