Wade Shepard is a growing part of the 'perpetual traveler' movement. He has traveled to more than 88 countries and makes his living as an itinerant writer. Shepard shares insights into this new traveling lifestyle that has become especially popular among millennials. Also discussed is the exploding opportunity of travel vlogging. Read more →


Regular readers know that I am a minimalist when it comes to add-on protections like warranties. In recent years, however, I have been opting for travel insurance on my international trips. I have never had a claim until my recent trip to Ecuador (my laptop and cell phone were stolen while I was riding a coach bus). I have to admit I was surprised at what happened when I submitted my claim - watch videos below. One important aspect of buying travel insurance is to be sure and understand your coverage. The site I personally use is InsureMyTrip.com. The ability... Read more →


A few years ago I decided that I wanted to really master the art of cheap travel. The result has been so many wonderful memories and experiences. If you are a regular reader, you have no doubt read my strategies on how to take a super cheap weekend trip , or grab a vacation deal to Europe, or my popular method for finding the cheapest airfare in under one minute. Looking for that elusive cheap plane ticket can be both frustrating and time consuming. Even more of a headache is keeping track of mileage points and trying to cash them... Read more →


Dan Prescher, Editor Of International Living, joins Jim to discuss how Americans are living overseas for $1,500 per month and less. Locations like Panama, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Mexico are seeing an influx of Americans. With access to low cost healthcare, inexpensive housing and food, Americans are living on less than half of what it costs them to live in the United States. Read more →


Jim discusses the huge financial benefit of geographic arbitrage, why the Sinclair Broadcast statement was much about nothing, who the trade war will really hurt, will Zuckerberg gain or lose from testifying on Capitol Hill?, and a major change coming to your credit cards this year Read more →


Many regular readers know that I have been writing and talking a lot lately about how to find travel deals. After just returning from Europe, I guess I have the 'travel bug' and am more excited than ever about planning future trips. I have been doing a lot of research trying to decide on our next trip, and along the way I have been seeing frequent mentions of house sitting as a strategy to get free accommodations. So, I decided to dig a little deeper into the idea... To my surprise, house sitting has really become a big deal -... Read more →


Jim shares his top five travel deal website recommendations and a preview of his upcoming trip to Italy and Switzerland. Also, the bizarre story of the Florida School For Boys which was closed after operating for 111 years when the remains of 55 students were discovered in unmarked graves. Jim also discusses his article '8 Ways To Cut Your Monthly Expenses By $800.' Read more →


There are hundreds of so called 'travel deal' sites. I love to travel, and have made it a personal challenge to find travel deals. My family and friends will tell you that I get more of a charge out of the deals than actually taking the trips (its a financial nerd thing). In this article I will share with you my five favorite travel deal sites and how I personally use them to find bargains worldwide. One major point that is central to my travel deal hunting is being flexible. This means that I will consider multiple airports for departure... Read more →


In light of all the well-publicized altercations that have taken place recently on board commercial airplanes and inside of air terminals, the timing seems perfect for the opening of a brand-new “private,” concierge-type of airline terminal…for those who can afford to use it. The mega-upscale facility, called Private Suite, opened its doors for service at Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) on May 15. Security expert Gavin de Becker, who’s in charge of Private Suite, said, in comparing it to the main terminal, “There they process thousands of people at a time, they’re barking. It’s loud. Here it’s very, very lovely.”... Read more →


Kendall Carver, founder of the International Cruise Victims Organization, joins Jim Paris Live. Mr. Carver's own daughter disappeared on a cruise ship and he has dedicated his life to making the cruise industry accountable. Carver shares the shocking statistics of sexual assaults on cruises, including those against children. The lack of medical professionals available for passengers with a medical emergency, how cruise lines avoid responsibility and taxes by flagging their ships from foreign ports, and more. Included is information on how you can do your own safety check on a cruise line before you book your trip. Read more →


My wife and I took a few days over the Christmas break to embark on a driving vacation. We made several stops along the way, but perhaps the most interesting and enjoyable, was our day at Dollywood. Honestly, I had no idea what to expect. I don't drive a pickup truck, and I rarely listen to country music (forgive the stereotyping), but I wanted to check it out for myself. Dollywood was so gracious to offer ChristianMoney.com two media passes for our one day visit. Being a financial guy, I did a little research on Dollywood as a business, and... Read more →


While some people may say that there are too many airfare search platforms today, I could not disagree more. What is important to grasp, however, is that each one of these portals has a little something different to offer. While there is some benefit to simply doing the same itinerary search on multiple airfare search engines, the results are magnified when you take advantage of the unique tools available at each site. My article 5 Hacks For Finding The Lowest Airfare Every Time is still one of the most popular articles on this blog. Today I am going to share... Read more →


International Living editors, Dan Prescher and Susan Haskins, join Jim Paris Live to discuss how Americans can live abroad for pennies on the dollar. What are the lowest countries to live in? What are the safest countries? How to do your research to select your country, how to generate an income living overseas, what are the legal issues involved with living in a foreign country, and more. Read more →