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My Amsterdam Bucket List – #CityLove

I’ve been thinking a lot of about how much I love traveling in Europe recently. Aside from a quick visit to the European parts of Russia and Turkey in August 2012, I haven’t been to Europe since the summer of 2006. ...
by Jim Cheney

The Colosseum in Rome, Italy is one of the world's most impressive buildings.

5 Must-Visit Ancient Sites in Rome, Italy – #CityLove

Of all the cities I’ve visited in the world, Rome, Italy, stands out as one of my favorites. It’s the type of city that I’m sure I could visit again and again without ever feeling like I was tired of the city ...
by Jim Cheney


Looking out along the beautiful Black Sea beaches of Sochi, Russia.

5 Great Things to Do in Sochi, Russia

The 2014 Winter Olympics have come and gone from Sochi, Russia, but that doesn’t mean that the city should leave your radar. While the hash tag “#SochiProblems” might have been popular before and during the Ol...
by Jim Cheney

Sunset over the port of Sochi, Russia.

The Beautiful Beach Resort of Sochi, Russia in Photos

If you’ve been watching the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, you may have heard the commentators complain about the weather being too warm for winter sports. Reaching temperatures above 60° Fahrenheit (16° Celsi...
by Jim Cheney


Staring up at St. Basil's Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.

5 Free Things to do in Moscow, Russia

Unlike many cities in Eastern Europe, Moscow can be a very expensive city to visit. What makes it even worse for travelers on a budget is that while some expensive cities are full of free things to do (like Tokyo, Japan, or Was...
by Jim Cheney


Your Venice Gondola and Walking Tour Guide [Sponsored Post]

According to local legend, no one can claim to own a thoroughly accurate map of Venice. Despite Google Maps and satellite photography, a comprehensive street plan of the romantic island-city has never been created. Or so the ru...
by a Guest Contributor