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One of the best magazine resources for exceptionally detailed information about living, working and traveling away from the US is the venerable Transitions Abroad.

Founded in 1977 by educational travel expert Dr. Clay Hubbs, it is the antithesis of glossy and slick, but it is all about useful and practical.  European travel expert Rick Steves was a long-time columnist, but a lot of the contributors are just regular folks who don’t write for a living, but have a lot of experience living in a variety of regions and nations. I’ve written two articles for the magazine, on family travel-related topics.

Sadly, the print publication folded earlier this year, but the good news is that the back issue archives since 1999 live on.  Even better, the same helpful articles are now continuing in the new TAzine.

TAzine highlights include the “Resourceful Traveler” column written by our own Perceptive Travel editor Tim Leffel. In the May ‘zine issue, Tim wrote about biking in Eastern Europe, with cycling details and links for the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland and Romania. Another recent Leffel column is the comprehensive Budget Travel in South America.

The June TAzine includes a Lisa Chavis article about volunteering in a South African game preserve, and the Calendar covers European Music Festivals July-Sept 2008.

Upcoming TAzine issues:

  • July [2008] focus: Central America and Mexico
  • August focus: Asia and Australasia
  • September focus: South America
  • October focus: Africa and the Middle East
  • Editorial schedule for rest of 2008

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