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Archive for May, 2013
 

 
The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is one of the world's most impressive buildings.

Discuss: What Destination Lived Up to the Hype?

In the age of social media, Trip Advisor, and blogs, it’s rare to visit somewhere and have no idea what to expect. Maybe you’re visiting a destination because it’s at the top of your bucket list, maybe it̵...
by Jim Cheney
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Staring up at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.

Photo of the Week: Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Of all Russia’s iconic buildings, none are more easily recognized than the colorful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Constructed between 1555 and 1561, Saint Basil’s was built to commemorate the Russian defeat of Kaza...
by Jim Cheney
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The Whirling Dervishes put on a great demonstration in Konya, Turkey.

Photo of the Week: The Whirling Dervishes of Turkey

On the to do list of nearly every traveler to Turkey is seeing a performance by the Whirling Dervishes. The ritual, which has been performed for hundreds of years, is part of a religious service for the Sufi Dervishes, a Muslim...
by Jim Cheney
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The famous Balinese Rice Terraces.

Bali, Indonesia: Welcome to Paradise [Guest Post]

“Welcome to Paradise!” says the sign that greets the mostly Australian visitors to the Indonesian island of Bali. Taxi drivers grab tourists right out of the airport doors, hoping they do not realize that they should first...
by a Guest Contributor
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Planning your long-term travel is easy with the Tripologist Travel Planning Service.

Introducing the Tripologist Travel Planning Service: Let an Expert Plan Your Travels

Did you know that the average person spends nearly 30 hours planning their travels? And that’s just for a week-long vacation. If you’re planning on traveling for weeks or even months, you’ll certainly spend lo...
by Jim Cheney
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A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

Discuss: What Destination Disappointed You the Most?

Last week’s discussion focused on the question, “What Destination Lived Up to the Hype?” And, while many destinations are as amazing as advertised, some aren’t. Unfortunately, when you hear a lot about a...
by Jim Cheney
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