Cheap Places in South America & Budget Travel Tips is a 110 page FREE e-book. It is a travel guide written in the style of a travel memoir and features our favorite low cost destinations in South America plus budget travel tips you will not find anywhere else.
We lived and traveled on the continent for 4 1/2 years and created South America Living website which we sold (Sept, 2013) to Andy Alexander who is the new South America travel expert. You can email Andy with any questions at editor @ southamericaliving.com. Safe travels.
1. Maggie James, author and writer:
“Molly has written a very practical, very readable guide to travel in South America for those on a budget. Everything you need is in here, from where to stay, eat and visit to visa and travel tips, along with useful links. The book will appeal to anyone doubtful about travelling with children or pets, as Molly has combined both and made it seem easy! The photos are stunning, as well. A great read.”
Maggie James is a British author who writes psychological suspense novels. You can find out more at www.maggiejamesfiction.com.
2. Matthew Kepnes, travel writer, author and blogging consultant:
“Molly’s extensive experience living and traveling in South America shines through in this excellent guide book on how to find your away around the continent without spending much money and enjoying the local culture.”
Nomadic Matt is one of the most popular travel bloggers on the Web, and the author of “How to Travel the World on $50 USD per Day” plus other books. You can read more about him at NomadicMatt.com.
3. Jena Davison, travel writer and editor:
“Cheap Places in South America” is extremely useful for travelers and expats of any income level, but especially to those under a tight budget. Molly uses her own personal experiences to give valuable tips on how to stretch your dollars in South America—a void completely ignored by most travel guidebooks on the market. Not only will you get practical advice on where to eat and sleep—and tricks for how to get discounts for longer stays—you will also learn about the best places to grocery shop, which parts of a town or city have the cheapest rent (but are still safe and convenient to get to), and viable, worthwhile side trips to keep your adventurous spirit satisfied.”
“Even some quotes from current expats are woven in, giving the eBook a heartbeat and an undeniably personable twist. By the end of reading the informative and easy-to-read “Cheap Places in South America,” you, too, will feel inspired to sell your stuff, pack a backpack, and move to this beautiful and rewarding continent to travel long-term or to live, no matter how much money you have in your bank account.”
Jena is a travel writer and editor based out of Quito, Ecuador. A native to New Jersey, Jena has lived and traveled in Ecuador and throughout most of South America for the past three years. She also maintains a travel blog on her experiences as an expat in Ecuador: www.jenainecuador.wordpress.com.
4. Alexandra Pucherelli, travel writer and blogger:
“As someone who often dreams of ending my nomadic life somewhere on the beach in South America I found this book very enlightening. There was so much insider information you don’t find in typical guidebooks. No matter what one’s budget is I think most try to travel as inexpensive and close to the local culture as possible. “Cheap Places in South America” helps you do just that.”
Alexandra is a Hawaii native who focuses on the fun of travel as much as the destination. She shares her adventures on www.fluentinfrolicking.com and knowledge of Maui at: http://www.agent.hawaiifun.org/.
5. Larissa Milne, travel bloggger:
“The best books about destinations are written by those who have “been there, done that”, and Molly certainly has those qualifications for South America! Cheap Places in South America will point you toward places you’re unlikely to find on your own. These are the places that the other guide books will be talking about 10 years from now.”
Larissa and her husband Michael took a RTW trip (2011-2012), visiting 32 countries on six continents. They blog about their adventures on www.changesinlongitude.com and have a book coming out soon!
6. Pia Jensen, experienced expat (Costa Rica) in the process of making a move to Ecuador:
“Cheap Places in South America* was a joy to read. Receiving it via email direct from the author, Molly, was like having a friend hand me a well researched logistical guide to places I would love to travel to. My idea of experiencing South America is much like Molly’s – via immersing one’s self in the local culture and finding great ways to be in beautiful locations on a budget. Molly provides real life experience about the important aspects of traveling in foreign countries in an easy to follow format and provides external links for more information.”
“I also really appreciated the fact that she does not sugar coat her experiences and realistically advises travelers regarding transportation, safety, and costs. In all, I found “Cheap Places in South America” more informative than some of the online guides offered by other well-known travel advisers.”
7. Dr. Jessie Voigts of WanderingEducators.com:
“If you’ve always dreamed of getting away and truly exploring a place – but thought it was too expensive to do so – I’ve got the book for you. Cheap Places in South America & Budget Travel Tips, by Molly McHugh, is an extraordinary resource. This book covers six countries – and places I’d not thought to visit.”
“Molly speaks from experience, having lived there for four+ years, and publishing an ENTIRE site on South America Living. And she is the expert on budget travel, again speaking from experience, and traveling and living with a budget of $800-1200/month for expenses. In one town, she notes that you can live off $650/month and have money left over to take trips!”
The full interview is here: Cheap Places in South America Review on WanderingEducators.com
Dr. Jessie Voits runs the very popular and successful website www.wanderingeducators.com with her husband Ed. The site is full of travel advice, articles, book reviews, city guides to places all over the world and much more.
8. Renee D’Antoni, travel writer & nomadic Mom:
“Love it! My family and I have traveled throughout Europe, Turkey, North America & Central America, and are heading to SA next year. “Cheap Places in South America” is a fantastic read, packed with great ideas and lots of inspiration.
Author Molly McHugh, her son, and their two dogs spent four years traveling the continent on a very limited budget. Yet despite their modest resources, they packed an incredible amount of adventure into their travels. This is a hugely helpful book if you are planning or even remotely considering traveling to South America. Even better, Molly’s engaging, conversational writing makes you feel like you are listening to a friend. Great book!”
Renee D’Antoni, her techie husband, cool ‘foodie’ daugher & crazy Jack Russel Terrier have traveled the world and don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon sharing their adventures at: www.ramblecrunch.com. They also run an eBook design company – Ebook DesignWorks at www.ebookdesignworks.com.
9. Nancy Sathre-Vogel, author, motivational speaker and blogger:
“For anyone considering traveling South America on a budget, this guide is a good resource. It won’t replace a broad guidebook, but it will give you targeted information about a few places that are easy to explore on a budget. In addition, you’ll find real, hands-on advice for traveling on a budget in the area.”
Nancy Sathre-Vogel, together with her husband and children, cycled the length of the Americas from Alaska to Argentina. Read about their adventures at: www.familyonbikes.org.