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Archive for July, 2013
 

 
Foreigners wait in a long line to enter the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Discuss: Is It Okay to Charge Foreigners More Than Locals?

I’m not going to lie, one of my biggest pet peeves when traveling is places that charge foreigners more than locals. It drives me absolutely crazy. Some sites are quite subtle about it, putting the lower pricing in the lo...
by Jim Cheney
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Planning your long-term travel is easy with the Tripologist Travel Planning Service.

Discuss: How Much Travel Planning is Too Much?

Nothing divides travelers quite like the issue of planning. Some like to wing everything, barely even knowing where they’ll be tomorrow night. On the other end of the extreme are people who like to plan out every second o...
by Jim Cheney
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The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Travel Discussion: Do you ever return to a destination?

Discuss: Do You Ever Return to a Destination?

There are a ton of fantastic destinations all over the world, and you could easily spend your life exploring just one continent and still not see everything there is to see. However, most travelers like a bit of variety and try...
by Jim Cheney
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Discuss: Are Cell Phones a Necessity When Traveling?

One big trend that I’ve noticed recently is that more and more travelers are taking cell phones with them when they take a trip. And, with the ease of getting a local sim card in most countries and the proliferation of tr...
by Jim Cheney
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People play on Bondi Beach in Australia while taking a break from working in Australia.

An Insider’s Guide to Working in Australia [Guest Post]

Intended for individuals between the ages of 18 and 30, the Australian “working holiday” scheme is popular amongst backpackers and other travelers since it allows them to travel to the far end of the earth and legally work ...
by a Guest Contributor
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The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

Before Bangkok and before Chiang Mai, there was Sukhothai. Often cited as the first capital of the Thai empire, Sukhothai is one of the most important ancient cities in all of Southeast Asia. Today, many visitors to Thailand ma...
by Jim Cheney
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