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Brownies Hostel near Glacier National Park in Montana is an example of a hostel in America.

Hostels in America: Yes, They Really Do Exist

Did you know that there are hostels in America? I know that I didn’t until quite recently. When I travel in Europe or Asia, staying in hostels is a given. Even as I get older, I still prefer the price, location, and feel ...
by Jim Cheney
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The Pittsburgh Skyline - things to do in Pennsylvania

5 Amazing Things You Didn’t Know You Could Do in Pennsylvania

Today marks the one-year anniversary of launching my Pennsylvania travel blog, UncoveringPA.com. The site has quickly become the most read travel blog about Pennsylvania, reaching over 8,500 unique visitors last month. While re...
by Jim Cheney
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Rogue Public House in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

An Afternoon Brewery Crawl Through Portland’s Pearl District

When you think beer, Portland, Oregon, in the US Pacific Northwest might not be the first city to come to mind. However, it should certainly be near the top of the list. Despite not having the centuries old beer heritage that c...
by Jim Cheney
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An alligator at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge.

Alligator Spotting at the Savannah National Wildlife Refuge

I’m a big fan of seeing wildlife in their natural habitat. However, my encounters have been few and far between. Unfortunately, I’ve yet to have the chance to go on an Africa safari and, despite all my hiking, haven...
by Jim Cheney
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Treasures of Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Visiting the Treasures of Korea at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

It’s been just a few days over two years since I left my temporary home in South Korea and started on a long and epic journey home. However, even though I only lived in Korea for two years, there will always be a part of ...
by Jim Cheney
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5 Crazy Things Americans Drop on New Year’s Eve

Throughout the world, New Year’s Eve is celebrated with much revelry. Some head to parties hosted by friends or family, others show up at temples or churches to worship as soon as the new year arrives, and still others he...
by Jim Cheney
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