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Visit This Place While You Still Can

Last week, I managed to trigger a U.S. Treasury Department OFAC “complete freeze” of my brokerage account. The push of one button blocked me from any action in all four accounts I hold at Fidelity. OFAC is the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control. Its mission is to prevent funds from flowing to any entity […]

Visit This Place While You Still Can

“Traveling to Cuba is actually not against the law.”

A Short Course in Clearing Customs

Doug Casey on what he’s learned from his fascinating exchanges with customs agents over the years.

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

If you do these three things you will significantly increase the chances of successfully living in another country.

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

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

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

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

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.

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