12 Tips for Cheap Travel in Latin America
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1w ago
I started traveling a lot in Latin America after I had a child and needed to hit the ground running when returning from a trip. With two continents only varying by a few hours for time zones, staying in this hemisphere has obvious advantages if you’re American or Canadian. You also only have to wrestle ..read more
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Countries With Weak Currencies Present Great Travel Values
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2w ago
Getting ready to travel somewhere for a few weeks or months of independent travel? If you want a great value, take a look at places where the exchange rate has tilted to your favor. In countries with weak currencies, you can really feel rich if you are earning in U.S. dollars, euros, or pounds.  Where ..read more
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Is Travel Insurance Mandatory for Your Trip?
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2w ago
When I first went backpacking around the world, I never even thought about a lot of things I wouldn’t leave without today—and I’m talking about more than a smartphone. I never bothered with travel insurance, for example, figuring I was young, healthy, and had the money to pay a doctor if required. Now I don’t ..read more
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The Ferry From Mazatlan to La Paz: My Overnight Experience
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2w ago
Do you want to travel from the Mexico mainland to the Baja Peninsula? The two largest cities that are connected by transportation are Mazatlan on the mainland and La Paz on the peninsula. If you are traveling in Mexico by foot, motorcycle, car, or RV, you can do what I did and and take the ..read more
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U.S. Legacy Airlines, Hidden Baggage Fees, and Better Choices
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1M ago
If you fly to Panama on American Airlines, you will not pay to check a bag on your economy class international flight unless you are in Basic Economy and it will be $45. If you fly to Mexico you will pay $35 either way. If you fly in the USA you will pay $40, but ..read more
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Touring Europe on a Budget: 11 Money-saving Travel Tips
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1M ago
Are you going backpacking in Europe or heading to the continent for an extended travel trip? Or maybe you can work remotely so you’re taking your time? Touring Europe on a budget is tougher than in some other parts of the world, but I’ve done it multiple times and am going to share what works ..read more
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Safe Travels and Getting a Handle on Real Risks
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1M ago
Ever since I started this budget travel blog back in 2003, I’ve written regularly about safe travels and the perception of travel risks. Even though people—especially Americans—generally face more deadly risks at home than they do abroad, people who don’t travel much think it’s a big scary world out there and they have to be ..read more
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How to Find Alaska Cheap Flights
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1M ago
In one of those strange twists of frequency, Alaska has come up in three travel conversations I’ve had this past week and one podcaster I was listening to was talking about how it was the state in North America he still hadn’t been but wanted to so he was making plans. It feels like a ..read more
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10 Signs That Your Backpacker Travel Budget Is Too Low
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1M ago
How do you know if your backpacker travel budget is too low when you’re traveling around the world? In short, it’s if instead of just making some comfort sacrifices, you’re losing your money perspective, being extra risky with your health, and skipping great experiences.   I get asked a lot of the same questions from the ..read more
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Visiting El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in Michoacan, Mexico
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2M ago
Every year, millions of monarch butterflies start heading south for the winter, migrating like birds and ending up at El Rosario Butterfly Sanctuary in the state of Michoacan. There are several other places they land where you can visit and see them in their natural habitat, but El Rosario is the biggest one and has ..read more
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