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February’s 10 Best Travel Stories

10. This Family Took a Five-Month Road Trip Across South America
February’s 10 Best Travel Stories
Gather inspiration for your travels this year and check out some of our readers’ favorite stories from last month.
By Dana Brindle, AFAR Contributor
Photo by Javier Echecopar
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    10. This Family Took a Five-Month Road Trip Across South America
    10. This Family Took a Five-Month Road Trip Across South America
    A father, mother, and daughter packed their lives into a 4x4 vehicle and traveled South America on a mission to explore and photograph its diversity. Here’s what happened.

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    Photo by Javier Echecopar
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    9.  Is Tijuana Mexico’s New Capital of Cool?
    9. Is Tijuana Mexico’s New Capital of Cool?
    Mexico’s most notorious tourist destination is reinventing itself—and it’s seriously cool.

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    Courtesy of Casa Duhagon
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    8. These Are the Most—and the Least—Welcoming Countries for Expats
    8. These Are the Most—and the Least—Welcoming Countries for Expats
    You’ll never believe which countries are at the top of the lists.

    Ready to ship out? Read this first.
    Courtesy of Unsplash.com
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    7. Work in Tech? New Zealand Will Pay to Help You Move
    7. Work in Tech? New Zealand Will Pay to Help You Move
    Wellington is flying tech talent out for interviews—and hoping to offer 100 jobs.

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    Photo by Capture Studios
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    6. Americans Aren’t Going to Cuba as Expected
    6. Americans Aren’t Going to Cuba as Expected
    The result? Airlines are slashing their offerings to the island nation.

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    Courtesy of Pixabay
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    5. Two Programs That Make Airport Security More Bearable Will Expand
    5. Two Programs That Make Airport Security More Bearable Will Expand
    CLEAR and TSA PreCheck have both announced expansions.

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    Courtesy of Pixabay
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    4. This Hotel Is Seriously Reinventing the All-Inclusive
    4. This Hotel Is Seriously Reinventing the All-Inclusive
    Think all-inclusives are just watered-down margaritas and crowded pools? Think again.

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    Courtesy of Unico 20°87° Hotel
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    3. Which Airline Has the Best “Basic Economy” Option?
    3. Which Airline Has the Best “Basic Economy” Option?
    American, United, and Delta have all stripped their lowest fares’ amenities down to bare bones—even for elite fliers.

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    Courtesy of pexels.com
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    2. The Greatest Mountain Town You’ve Never Heard Of
    2. The Greatest Mountain Town You’ve Never Heard Of
    This under-the-radar retreat has good food and incredible access to nature.

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    Photo by Lynne Nieman
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    1. 10 English Words With Unfortunate Meanings in Other Languages
    1. 10 English Words With Unfortunate Meanings in Other Languages
    Check this beginner’s guide to which words to watch out for where.

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