Michaela Light
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Long term travel without being wealthy - how is it possible?
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Looking at the other side of the income-expense equation of traveling there are many ways to make income while you travel. I make more than I spend per day by running my business remotely via skype ...

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How to deal with inaccurate luggage weighing scales at an airport?
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To save $100 fee take out an article or piece of clothing that weights 1/2 lb and either put in your carry on bag or wear it. Then get bag reweighed. This is fast so you can still make your flight, ...

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Visiting Iguazu waterfalls on both sides
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There is a bus station in Puerto Iguazu and buses leave every hour or so for the Argentinian side of the falls and were fairly cheap. You have to pay an entrance fee for the park and can get optional ...

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What documents should you carry with you when travelling internationally?
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For travel in many South American and African countries you will also need an international Certificate of Vaccination card proving that you have the required vaccinations (eg yellow fever). While you ...

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If, like Edward Snowden, your passport was revoked or cancelled, how could you travel?
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If you have a second passport from another country it is easy and legal to travel on that. Another good reason to get a second passport, if you can. Other reasons are getting visa-free travel on one ...

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What is the cheapest travel destination in Central/South America (from Chicago)?
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When I have priced tickets to South and Central America the cheapest places to get to were Columbia and Panama. Spirit Airlines has some cheap deals including to Lima Peru but I have heard from ...

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Where to exchange US dollars in Peru?
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The other posts give great places to change money. But be aware that there are a fair number of counterfeit notes in Peru (and other South American countries). You will often see locals holding the ...

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Dual Citizen (US/UK) Cuba Travel
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As several commenters have said US citizens must enter and exit the US on their US passport no matter how many other passports that they hold. So there is no reason for the US border people to be ...

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Can I buy a cheap phone in Peru, that will function in Bolivia and Argentina?
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No each of these countries has a different set of carriers. Even where the name is similar such as Claro Peru and Claro Argentina the SIM chips do not work on each others networks. However the ...

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Is a Paraguay multiple-entry visa valid for more than 90 days in total?
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I have visited Paraguay about 5 times in the past two years on my UK passport. EU residents don't need to get a visa ahead of time. It is very easy to do a visa run to Brazil or Argentina and get ...

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Why does US Customs & Immigration ask the purpose of my trip when I'm returning home?
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While US citizens may not have to answer questions at the border your computer, cell phone and any other property does not have the same right to silence. They can be searched without a warrant or ...

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Is there such a thing as an international mobile wireless provider?
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I use Boingo for accessing private wifi at airports and cafes that you would otherwise have to pay for. It is about $10 per month and works in many countries including Latvia. I did a search for ...

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Vaccinations and medicines for Peru and Ecuador
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Neither Peru or Ecuador require you to have a Yellow Fever vaccination before entering (see http://www.passporthealthusa.com/vaccinations/yellow-fever/ for a list of countries that do require it such ...

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Climate in Peru in September
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I have stayed in Cuzco in September and unless you are in a high end hotel figure that your room will not have heat or double glazed windows for the cold nights and that you may what to wear clothes, ...

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Why would Boarding Time be a whole hour before Departure Time?
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The airlines track the number of on time departures (and arrivals). It is a key metric both within management and to some of the public picking an airline. One way to increase the chances of an on ...

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Access airport lounge with Gold/Premier credit card
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I used my Amex Platinum card to pay for lounge access to American Admiral club when traveling on LAN with a 9 hour layout in JFK (and hence could not get in on the free Amex Platinum when you have an ...

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Is there any trick to checking in more weight on planes?
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Three tips that have helped me get more than the weight allowance on a flight: use a duffel bag, be friendly, and try a different check-in agent if the first one doesn't work. I recently traveled on ...

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Does my government know in which country I am at when I travel?
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The US and UK governments record all phone calls and emails that go through those countries, so the number you call from or the IP address that you connect to the internet from would be recorded by ...

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Deportation from Ireland
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Alternative: Get a tourist visa to the UK then go to Ireland. The border between UK and Ireland is not often checked because the countries have a agreement (the Common Travel Area) that if you get ...

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