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Archive for July, 2013
 

 
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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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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The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville is one of the country's premier music venues.

The 5 Best Things to Do in Nashville, Tennessee

When you think of Nashville, what comes to mind? Country music? Cowboys? If that’s all, then you are really missing out. While Nashville is heavily influenced by its music scene, the city has so much more to offer. Here i...
by Jim Cheney
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The Top 5 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar

The Top 5 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar [Guest Post]

Myanmar is Southeast Asia’s newest must visit location. Relatively untouched by tourism for many years, the whole country seems to still be in the past. Yangon (formally Rangoon) has been an exotic and romantic name for centu...
by a Guest Contributor
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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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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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