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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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Discuss: What’s at the Bottom of Your Travel Bucket List?

Last week, I let you know what was at the top of my travel bucket list: Petra in Jordan. However, just like everyone has something at the top of their bucket list, we all have somewhere that we don’t want to visit. So, fo...
by Jim Cheney
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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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Planning your long-term travel is easy with the Tripologist Travel Planning Service.

Discuss: Do We Still Need Travel Guidebooks?

Even since Tony and Maureen Wheeler crossed Asia and wrote the iconic “Across Asia on the Cheap” (Which can be downloaded as a free ebook on Amazon) in 1972, travel guidebooks have been big business. Over the next f...
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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Me eating lunch near the Teotihuacan Pyramids in 2003.

Discuss: Where Did You Catch the Travel Bug?

As a travel writer, I’m connected to a large group of writers, readers, and travelers who all have one thing in common: we love to travel the world. It doesn’t matter if you have 2 weeks, 2 months, or 2 years to tra...
by Jim Cheney
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