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Christmas Lights in Seoul, South Korea

Traveling Over the Holidays? Five Ways to Cope

It’s holiday season again. Time to get together with those you love and celebrate with gifts, Christmas cards, and fantastic movies and music. That is of course, if you are home with your family. However, if you’re ...
by Jim Cheney
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Visiting the Korean DMZ and standing in North Korea is impossible without taking a group tour. The Pros and Cons of taking a group tour.

5 Countries That Are Ridiculously Hard for Americans to Visit

If there is one thing that infuriates the traveler in me more than anything, it’s countries that require visas for tourism. There is really no good reason to require a visa from someone wanting to come into your country t...
by Jim Cheney
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Train connecting Athens, Greece to Sofia, Bulgaria

5 Ways to Get the Most From Your Eurail Pass

Backpackers to Europe know that the only way to travelĀ is on the continent’s endless train tracks. While flying might be faster, and in some cases cheaper, nothing can beat the joy of rail travel in Europe. Not only does...
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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If you don't book ahead, you might end up sleeping on a bench.

5 Reasons to Plan Your Around the World Trip

Planning. Even the very mention of the word can get your run out of some travel circles. However, while some treat the dreaded ‘p’ word with scorn, I am an admitted plan-aholic. While I fully agree that you need to ...
by Jim Cheney
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7 Hidden Travel Expenses and How to Minimize Them

When planning a big trip, most travelers have a basic budget in mind, and they usually remember to include the obvious things like hotel rooms, transportation between cities, food, entrance fees, and maybe even a little flex mo...
by Jim Cheney
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