What You Were Reading in a Lousy Year for Travel

What You Were Reading in a Lousy Year for Travel

  What articles on cheap travel places, budget travel tips, and living abroad were you checking out the past 12 months? In a normal year, the most popular posts on this Cheapest Destinations Blog are a healthy mix of traveling well on a budget, lessons learned from traveling internationally, and …

Drop the Excuses and Make a Bold Travel Resolution

Drop the Excuses and Make a Bold Travel Resolution

  At the end of the year, we usually take stock, set some goals, and maybe make some new year’s resolutions. After the god-awful year we experienced in 2020 when our movements were so confined, many people want to travel more in 2021. If you’re one of them, you should …

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World in 2021 (That Are Open)

The Cheapest Places to Live in the World in 2021 (That Are Open)

  Each year I do an updated rundown of the cheapest places to live in the world. If you move abroad from a country like Canada, USA, UK, or Australia to any of them on this list, you should be able to cut your expenses in half at the very …

Holiday Travel Safety Tips in Troubled Times

Holiday Travel Safety Tips in Troubled Times

  In a normal year, this time on the calendar brings lots of articles about holiday travel: we read about packed airports, expensive flights, weather delays, and other tales of woe. This is not a normal year, however, so holiday travel safety tips take on a whole new dimension.  The …

Empty Machu Picchu and Other Rare Opportunities

Empty Machu Picchu and Other Rare Opportunities

The November issue of Perceptive Travel is out and one of the stories is from me. It’s about my first visit to Machu Picchu in 2005, back before the “wonders of the world” designations, before Instagram, before the rush of the crowds to come. We didn’t have the place completely …

Camera Battle at Zion National Park: iPhone 12 Pro vs Sony a7rIV

FACE OFF TIME. Who will win between the $1000 iPhone 12 Pro and the $6500 Sony a7rIV and ultimate landscape photography lens. Who will win? Click through because honestly the result does not even matter. The post Camera Battle at Zion National Park: iPhone 12 Pro vs Sony a7rIV appeared …

Sustainable Gifts and Eco Friendly Ideas for Travelers

Sustainable Gifts and Eco Friendly Ideas for Travelers

One silver lining from the virus lockdowns of 2020 was that Mother Earth got a slight reprieve from the damage we humans are doing. If you’d like to help a fellow traveler reduce their impact when we start moving around more, here are some sustainable gifts that are eco-friendly in …

Andy’s Travel Blog Turns Eight Years Old! My Thoughts on Gratitude during a Pandemic as well as some Greatest Hits

Eight years. Can’t believe it. I’m honored to have been around for this long and am excited about the future. Today is Thanksgiving in the USA, so here are some thoughts about being thankful during the complete and total nonsense of a global pandemic. Click through because you just might …