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The Pros and Cons of Taking a Group Tour - The Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Travel Quiz of the Month: China

Posted  September 9, 2014  by  Jim Cheney

China is near the top of many travelers’ bucket lists, and millions and millions of people are discovering this amazing country each year. During my travels, I found China to be one of the most frustrating and amazing places I’ve ever been. Even better, as one of the world’s largest countries, China really does have […]

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Brownies Hostel near Glacier National Park in Montana is an example of a hostel in America.
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Hostels in America: Yes, They Really Do Exist

Posted  August 26, 2014  by  Jim Cheney

Did you know that there are hostels in America? I know that I didn’t until quite recently. When I travel in Europe or Asia, staying in hostels is a given. Even as I get older, I still prefer the price, location, and feel of a hostel over a hotel (even if I do usually opt […]

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5 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Pennsylvania

Posted  August 6, 2014  by  Jim Cheney

Today marks the one-year anniversary of launching my Pennsylvania travel blog, The site has quickly become the most read travel blog about Pennsylvania, reaching over 8,500 unique visitors last month. While researching for the site, I’ve traveled extensively throughout the state, visiting 35 different counties and writing more than 115 articles. During that time, […]

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5 Ways Technology is Changing Travel Planning

Posted  July 23, 2014  by  Jim Cheney

The great Ferris Bueller once said, “Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.” The same could be said about technology. With new gadgets and phone apps coming out daily, the way you did things last month or last year may no longer the […]

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Ipanema Beach in Rio de Janeiro (Creative Commons, user "over_kind_man")

Travel Quiz of the Month: Brazil

Posted  July 8, 2014  by  Jim Cheney

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that the World Cup has been going on in Brazil since mid-June. As the most popular sporting event in the world, it has turned a lot of attention to Brazil and brought many new travelers to the country. And, with the Summer Olympics coming to the […]

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