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Archive for August, 2013
 

 
Finding adventure at home can be as easy as finding the sites that'll interest you.

Discuss: How Do You Find Adventure at Home?

I don’t know about you, but I have a big problem when it comes to traveling at home: when I’m on the road, I tend to be much more adventurous. Staying in hostel dorm rooms? No problem. Taking public transportation e...
by Jim Cheney
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The Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan. A great stop for dinner.

Discuss: Do You Buy Souvenirs When You Travel?

It seems that nearly every tourist attraction is overloaded with dozens of tacky souvenir shops. And, even those that are out of the way and attract few travelers seem to have an intrepid shop owner who has set up his wares clo...
by Jim Cheney
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The Tripologist on the Trans-Mongolian train between Beijing and Ulan Bator.

5 Tips for Surviving a Night Train

When I went to Europe in the summer of 2006, one of my biggest apprehensions was about the night trains. Having planned to take several over the course of my 6.5 weeks on the continent, I was nervous about what to expect, and h...
by Jim Cheney
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Independence Hall in Philadelphia is the birthplace of America and free to visit.

Travel Quiz of the Month: Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of the most diverse states in all of America. From bustling cities to farmers who still live their lives much the same way they did 200 years ago, there’s something for everyone in the state. Yesterday...
by Jim Cheney
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The Definitive Guide to Nightlife in Buenos Aires, Argentina [Guest Post]

A bottle of Smirnoff sits in an ice bucket, surrounded by glasses and empty cans of Speed energy drinks. The table is cluttered with pizza, ashtrays, and packs of cigarettes, and the cool night air hits my skin. “So what do y...
by a Guest Contributor
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The Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan. A great stop for dinner.

6 Haggling Tips for the Nervous Traveler

If you’re from a western country, it’s likely that haggling for prices isn’t something you do every day. Sure, you might negotiate a price every few years for a new car or a place to live, but it’s not s...
by Jim Cheney
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