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A row of Terra Cotta Warriors in Xi'an, China.

Discuss: What Destination Disappointed You the Most?

Last week’s discussion focused on the question, “What Destination Lived Up to the Hype?” And, while many destinations are as amazing as advertised, some aren’t. Unfortunately, when you hear a lot about a...
by Jim Cheney
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What is the biggest lesson you learned from traveling?

Discuss: What is the Most Important Lesson Travel has Taught You?

It is often said that travel can be a transformative experience. That the things you learn while traveling will change you. However, we often talk about it in general terms without giving much thought to how it actually has cha...
by Jim Cheney
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Planning your long-term travel is easy with the Tripologist Travel Planning Service.

Discuss: What’s the Worst Part of Travel Planning?

As my regular readers know, I’m a big proponent of planning your travels. However, even for those that love travel planning as much as me, there’s always something about the planning process that is frustrating. So,...
by Jim Cheney
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What country has the best food? In my opinion, it's Thailand.

Discuss: What Country Has the Best Food?

There are very few ways to better discover a culture than through its food. In fact, some travelers base their entire travel plans around what countries have the best culinary tradition. However, ask 10 travelers what country h...
by Jim Cheney
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The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is one of the world's most impressive buildings.

Discuss: What Destination Lived Up to the Hype?

In the age of social media, Trip Advisor, and blogs, it’s rare to visit somewhere and have no idea what to expect. Maybe you’re visiting a destination because it’s at the top of your bucket list, maybe it̵...
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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