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Archive for July, 2013
 

 
The beautiful Alps near Meiringen, Switzerland.

Photo of the Week: High in the Swiss Alps

Back in 2006, I went to Europe on my first backpacking trip. My wife and I spent 6.5 weeks touring through the continent at what can only be described as a blistering pace. However, we did slow things down a bit to visit some f...
by Jim Cheney
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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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Travel Quiz of the Month: Explorers

While many of the world’s most famous explorers are controversial figures, it’s impossible to argue the effect they’ve had on the world. From ancient Chinese explorers that may or may not have beaten Columbus ...
by Jim Cheney
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The view from the van window right before it broke down.

6 Tips for Surviving a Bus Trip in South America [Guest Post]

My head knocked against the windowpane as the bus hit a bump in the road. I woke up and saw nothing but darkness and a single road in front of me, teeming with cars, leading to a small building with siding that looked like it h...
by a Guest Contributor
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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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Located in the capital of Vientiane, Pha That Luang is the national symbol of Laos.

Laos: The Perfect Destination for Budget Travelers

There’s something special about Laos. Despite being the most bombed country per capita in history, the people of this often-overlooked country are full of smiles and eager to greet travelers to their beautiful country. Du...
by Jim Cheney
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