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A Short Course in Clearing Customs

A Short Course in Clearing Customs
Doug Casey on what he's learned from his fascinating exchanges with customs agents over the years.

Study Abroad for Free (or Almost Free)

Washington Post |
Seven countries where Americans can study at universities, in English for extremely low costs.

How to Avoid ATM Fees When Traveling Abroad

How to Avoid ATM Fees When Traveling Abroad
ATM withdrawal fees in foreign countries can burn a big hold in your pocket, especially over time. This is how you avoid them completely.

Three Primary Factors in Gaining Acceptance as an Expat

Three Primary Factors in Gaining Acceptance as an Expat
If you do these three things you will significantly increase the chances of successfully living in another country.

40 Genius Travel Tips

Distractify |
Very helpful tips for international travelers.

The World’s Most Affordable Cities

BBC |
Which city is the most expensive to live in? Which city is the cheapest?

How to Not Get Screwed with Your Cell Phone Abroad

How to Not Get Screwed with Your Cell Phone Abroad
It's no secret that cell phone service providers seek to nickel and dime you for anything they can get away with when someone takes their cell phone abroad.

How To Save Money On Air Travel In Latin America

How To Save Money On Air Travel In Latin America
In Latin America there are very few discount airlines that service the region. Most flights in South America will cost you an arm and a leg, unless you know the ways to minimize your travel costs in the region.

How to Survive Long Haul Flights

Confession: I hate to fly, and that hatred hasn't diminished one single iota in my years of hauling myself around the world. This abhorrence doesn't stem from anxiety, or from fear of crashing. It's the almost unbearable hassle involved at every step in the process.

Wheels on the Ground in Central America

Wheels on the Ground in Central America
In the last few years my husband and I have driven from Panama to Mexico and back a number of times. For anyone who might be considering car travel in this part of the world, here are some observations to make for a better trip.

Tips to Manage your Money While Traveling

When traveling, there are many things to plan and to keep in mind, money being one of the most important. With a little preparation and planning, you can relieve much of the stress involved. Colleen Murphy considers several options for managing one's liquidity overseas.

Transportation Traps

Transportation Traps
Whether at home or abroad, scams are ever present. But, to be educated and prepared is to be forewarned and forearmed. Today, Linda Card examines scams foisted on naive travelers by taxi drivers.

Perspectives from the RV’ing PT

Perspectives from the RV’ing PT
No matter how you do it, living the PT life means a lot of travel. That usually means planes, trains, automobiles or a combination of the three. Or, you could try something a little different - RVing.

Coping with Culture Shock

The concept of Culture Shock is nothing new. We've all heard the term, and perhaps even experienced its symptoms. No doubt, for hundreds of years humans have been subject to the phenomenon as they explored the globe and encountered new peoples. Imagine how Alexander the Great felt upon reaching India, Marco Polo's reaction when he arrived in China, or Sir Walter Raleigh's experience with the Native Americans when he disembarked at what is now North Carolina.

Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time…

Creating a Better World, One Couch at a Time…
For all those who want to explore the world on a severely limited budget... There is a relatively new way to visit a country and get to know the culture through immersion - without having to spend money. It allows you to see more of a country than most tourists ever dream possible. It's called "couchsurfing," and correspondent Mark Svoboda is here to tell us more about it...

Internet Resources for the International Man

Internet Resources for the International Man
Clearly, the World Wide Web has changed the way we live, and may be considered a blessing and a curse. The blessing is the instant access to immeasurable amounts of information on every imaginable subject at our fingertips. It's mind-boggling. The curse is (among other things) not always being able to access that information, for a variety of reasons. No doubt we've all experienced the exasperation of not finding what we seek online, frustrated after hours of searching. One must know what questions to ask and where to look.

Top 10 Lessons from a Grizzled PT

Top 10 Lessons from a Grizzled PT
It's a step most people won't take, but for the right individual the life of a permanent traveller (or "PT" for short) can be one of excitement, richness and variety. Ian Oliver is one such person. Currently based in Eastern Europe, he picked up stakes some time ago to live life as a citizen of the world. Perhaps this is something for you as well. Or perhaps not. Either way, useful lessons follow that are relevant to our ongoing internationalization conversation - straight from the grizzled horse's mouth.

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