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The view from my hotel room on St. Thomas, USVI.

Discuss: What’s Your Guilty Pleasure When Traveling?

Even the most budget conscious traveler has to splurge a bit everyone once in a while. So, my discussion question for this week asks: what’s your guilt pleasure when traveling? For me, while I enjoy a nice meal or shoppin...
by Jim Cheney
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The ruins of Ephesus and the Library of Celsus in southern Turkey.

Discuss: Where Do You Most Want to Return?

Everyone has a travel destination they want to return to. It doesn’t matter if you’ve only traveled to a few places or many, we all have a destination where we just didn’t get enough time to see and do everyth...
by Jim Cheney
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Discuss: How Do You Cope With Being Away Over the Holidays?

If you’re like me, the joys of traveling can easily overcome any homesickness that you might have otherwise felt. Whether you’re traveling for a week, a year, or a lifetime, it’s easy to get swept up in a fore...
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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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 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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