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Archive for January, 2013
 

 
A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

The World’s Most Disappointing Tourist Attraction: Xian’s Terracotta Warriors

The Colosseum in Rome. Angkor Wat in Cambodia. Chichen Itza in Mexico. Some sites around the world were absolutely amazing to see in person no matter how many times I’d seen pictures of them or how much I’d built th...
by Jim Cheney
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The sunsets over Inner Mongolia Province in China as the Trans-Siberian train passes through.

7 Reasons to Ditch the Airport and Travel By Land

I love to travel, but man, I hate flying. And it’s not just because I tend to convince myself that every plane I’m on is about to do a nose-dive into the ground. I just really hate the whole experience. From spendin...
by Jim Cheney
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Friendly locals in Colombia, Sri Lanka

The Ins and Outs of Budget Travel in Sri Lanka [Guest Post]

Sri Lanka can be thoroughly enjoyed by all types of budget travelers because it has attractions for everyone, a rich history and culture, and a wide variety of water sports that are becoming increasingly popular with tourists....
by a Guest Contributor
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A mural inside Komsomolskaya Station showing the hard work of the proletariat.

The Most Beautiful Subway System in the World: Moscow, Russia

Having grown up in America at the tail end of the Cold War, I always assumed that Moscow was a dark and dirty city. But, when I visited Moscow last August, I was really blown away with the beauty of the city’s architectur...
by Jim Cheney
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5 Things You Must Do Before Traveling Internationally

Any vacation is exciting and needs to be planned for, but extra planning is necessary when traveling internationally. When you arrive, you’ll likely be confronted with a completely new culture, maybe even a new language, ...
by Jim Cheney
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Geunjeongjeon, the trone room of Gyeongbokgung Palace in downtown Seoul, South Korea.

Gyeongbokgung: Where Korean History Comes Alive

Of all the places that I visited in South Korea, there was nowhere that I returned to more than Seoul’s Gyeongbokgung Palace. As the city’s only “must see” tourist destination, I returned five times, tak...
by Jim Cheney
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