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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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Argentina is Cheap Again (If You Follow This Advice)

Editor’s note – As of December 17, 2015, the dual currency system was swept out by a new government replacing the old one. The Argentine peso is now floating freely so the official and unofficial rates have converged. You can dial
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When Currency Controls Hit Travelers

One of the most exasperating things a traveling person can deal with is having plenty of money to spend, but not being able to get to it. Or use it. That’s not just a scenario for old movies where people used
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When Traveling Abroad, What’s Your Backup Plan?

This week Google announced that on July 1 it is shutting down the most popular RSS stream blog reader in the world, Google Reader. A whole bunch of you probably get to this blog from there. I’m sure most people who