The country of Colombia is not in my World's Cheapest Destinations book, but it is in my cheap living abroad book A Better Life for Half the Price. It has a whole lot going for it as a place to live. With the Colombian currency losing some substantial ...

How Much Does It Cost to Live in Colombia?

Manizales cheap rent living in Colombia
The country of Colombia is not in my World’s Cheapest Destinations book, but it is in my cheap living abroad book A Better Life for Half the Price. It has a whole lot going for it as a place to live. With the Colombian currency losing some substantial value against the dollar the past five […]

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The 12 Cheapest Destinations for Beer Lovers

czech beer is a bargain
Who has the cheapest beer around the world? Which are the cheapest destinations for beer if you want to travel to a place where you can put back some pints on a low budget? For many travelers this is a key consideration, especially if they’re coming from a country like Norway or the UAE where […]

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Is Peru a Cheap Place to Travel? It Depends…

travel in peru can be cheap or not
Peru is a travel bargain. Or Peru is very expensive. It all depends on how you travel. I inhabit the strange world of travel writing where for my job I go back and forth from cheap hotels to plush palaces, from crowded buses to executive taxis depending on whether I’m on a writing assignment or […]

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Barbershop Postcards, Secret Beaches, Bruegel With Mom, and Finding Gandhi

secret beach in Panama
That mouthful of a title can only mean one thing: it’s time for a new edition of Perceptive Travel online magazine. You never know what kind of offbeat travel narratives are going to show up there because we’re not going to hit you with the predictable and done-to-death. Before I get into what’s in store […]

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Paying for Medical Care While Traveling or Living Abroad

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But… what do you do about health insurance when you leave the country? What do you do when you have to go to the doctor when you’re traveling or living abroad? I get variations on these questions more than most others, partly because I have a lot of Americans buying my cheap living abroad book […]

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