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Golden Temple in Patan, Kathmandu, Nepal

Rising From the Rubble: Patan, Nepal

Patan was once an independent city state in Nepal, one of three kingdoms run by three princes that were the offspring of a single king. The three Durbar Squares of Kathmandu sprung up in these places centuries ago: in Kathmandu proper,
Nicaragua beach

Where the U.S. Travel Dollar is Strongest on Six Continents

Two years ago I kept saying that if you were American or someone earning their pay in U.S. dollars, it was one of the best times I’d seen in 20-some years to go traveling internationally. It was not a time to
travel resources and websites for Nicaragua

Useful Nicaragua Travel Websites and Resources

Here’s how I opened this post when it originally went up in 2008: “There aren’t a lot of Nicaragua travel websites out there, partly because there’s not much money to be made yet. The tourism numbers are still relatively small. That
trekking in Kyrgyzstan

Gearing Up for Hiking the Mountains of Kyrgyzstan

Do you have what it takes to go trekking in Kyrgyzstan? The rewards you get in terms of scenery, solitude, and physical strength building are huge, but hiking there takes some preparation and attitude adjustment. If you search online for information
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The Main Travel Budget Factor: Your Destination

There’s a lot of noise in the travel media about how to save money on your vacation, on how to get more out of your travel budget. The problem is, most of that advice is focused on the wrong things. Close