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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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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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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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Jim Cheney, the Tripologist, and his wife hiking Tiger Leaping Gorge in southwestern China.

Discuss: Is There a Difference Between Travelers and Tourists?

In his novel, The Sheltering Sky, author Paul Bowles wrote, ÔÇťAnother important difference between tourist and traveler is that the former accepts his own civilization without question; not so the traveler, who compares it wit...
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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