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Archive for April, 2012

The beautiful and imposing Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia.

Photo of the Week: A Different Look at Angkor Wat

From the first time that I saw a picture of Angkor Wat in Siem Reap, Cambodia, I knew that I wanted to see it in person. To me, it is one of the most beautifully odd buildings ever built. Over the last week, I’ve had the ...
by Jim Cheney

The terraced rows of green tea at the Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea.

Off the Beaten Path: The Boseong Green Tea Fields in South Korea

While living in South Korea for two years and traveling extensively around the country, I discovered many beautiful and awe-inspiring places. However, if you had to ask me for my favorites, the Boseong Green Tea Fields would ea...
by Jim Cheney


An Asian elephant poses for the camera at Baan Chang Elephant Park in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Photo of the Week: Feeding Elephants in Chiang Mai, Thailand

Last Thursday, I had the chance to visit the Baan Chang Elephant Park outside of Chiang Mai, Thailand. While there, I got to learn how to mount an elephant bareback and to give it commands. I also had a chance to feed, ride, an...
by Jim Cheney

Planning your long-term travel is easy with the Tripologist Travel Planning Service.

The Basics of Planning Long-Term Travel

When thinking about traveling for more than a few weeks, it can be daunting trying to plan your trip. Maybe you already have a few key countries, cities, or sights that you know you want to see, or maybe you just have a serious...
by Jim Cheney


Jim Cheney and Julie Cheney from ride on segways with Segway Gibbon in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Gliding Through Chiang Mai, Thailand, with Segway Gibbon

Ever since I first saw a Segway Personal Transporter, I have wanted to ride one. Even hearing that the company’s president died when he fell from a cliff on his Segway didn’t diminish my desire to try this unique fo...
by Jim Cheney

Fisherman show the traditional Daegaya way to catch fish at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Traditional Fisherman at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival

Last April, I had the chance to attend the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea. The festival was held in a beautiful park, surrounded by mountains, and was a great way to learn about the ancient culture of...
by Jim Cheney