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Photo of the Week: An Annoyed Lion at Tiger Kingdom

Every day, dozens of people visit Tiger Kingdom in the northern Thai city of Chiang Mai excited to see and pet some of the world’s most ferocious beasts. Stepping into the cage with a full grown tiger is an experience tha...
by Jim Cheney
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Travel Quiz of the Week: Flags of the World

Flags hold a special place in our hearts. For most of us, when we see the flag of our home country, we swell with pride. Some salute their flag, some pledge allegiance to it, some even burn it. But no matter what you do, flags ...
by Jim Cheney
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The beach on Koh Tonsay with the Cambodian coast in the distance.

Koh Tonsay: Cambodia’s Relaxing Paradise

For many travelers to Cambodia, their stay starts and ends with Siem Reap, site of the magnificent ruins of Angkor. A few of the more intrepid may make it to Phnom Penh, Battambang, or even Sihanoukville and the nearby islands;...
by Jim Cheney
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Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

Tripologist’s Picks of the Week: May 18, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment be...
by Jim Cheney
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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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