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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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Can you say you've been to a destination if you don't leave the indistinguishable beach?

Discuss: Is There a Right and a Wrong Way to Travel?

While most people like to travel, the concept of an ideal trip varies wildly from person to person. While some people like staying in glamourous all-inclusive hotels and sitting on the beach all day, others prefer to wake up ea...
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 area around Yangshuo, China, is perfect for a bike ride.

Discuss: How Do You Get to Know a Destination?

It seems that more and more travelers are looking beyond the glimmering tourist attractions of their destinations and are trying to uncover the heart of where they’re visiting. So, for this week’s discussion questio...
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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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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