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Archive for June, 2013

A welcoming intro to Toronto along Graffiti Alley.

Photo Essay: Amazing Graffiti in Toronto

Once considered the scourge of cities, graffiti is becoming a more and more accepted form of art. However, this isn’t the kind of art that you’ll see in a museum. Instead, to find the best graffiti, you have to look...
by Jim Cheney

A culinary tour of western Europe.

A Culinary Tour Through Western Europe [Guest Post]

Europe is home to 50 countries housing a variety of cultures, languages, people and most importantly, food. When visiting Spain, France, and the Netherlands, the food is incredibly diverse, especially for countries that are ver...
by a Guest Contributor


A Buddhist temple on the island of Don Dhet in the 4,000 Islands region of Laos.

5 Can’t-Miss Places to Visit in Southern Laos

While I loved everywhere I visited in Southeast Asia, I have a special place in my heart for Southern Laos. One of the least visited areas in the region, Southern Laos has a ridiculous amount of awesomeness to offer travelers....
by Jim Cheney


Me eating lunch near the Teotihuacan Pyramids in 2003.

Discuss: What’s Your Biggest Travel Regret?

Every traveler has a regret, something that they wish they had done, or something they wish they hadn’t done, while they were on the road. So, for this week’s discussion, I want to know, what is your biggest travel ...
by Jim Cheney

A cannon sits alone on Seminary Ridge at the Gettysburg Battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

A Video Tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania

There’s something eery about standing in the middle of a battlefield by yourself. As I watch the wind blow¬†through the tall, stringy grass, rolling across the field like waves in the ocean, sparrows chirping quietly over...
by Jim Cheney