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

Photo of the Week: Moscow’s Saint Basil’s Cathedral

Of all Russia’s iconic buildings, none are more easily recognized than the colorful Saint Basil’s Cathedral. Constructed between 1555 and 1561, Saint Basil’s was built to commemorate the Russian defeat of Kaza...
by Jim Cheney
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Hugo Chavez now has something in common with Mao, Lenin, Ho Chi Minh, and Kim Il-Sung.

Macabre Tourism: How to Visit a Dead Dictator

On March 5, 2013, Hugo Chavez, the leader of Venezuela, died after a battle with cancer. After his death, it was quickly announced that his body would be embalmed and put on permanent display in the Venezuelan capital of Caraca...
by Jim Cheney
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The port of Sochi, Russia, as seen from the top deck of the ferry at sunset.

Sochi, Russia: Beaches, Bikinis, and…the Winter Olympics?

In less than a year, the 2014 Winter Olympics will put the Black Sea resort town of Sochi, Russia, on the map. Despite being one of the most popular tourist destinations for Russians, Sochi barely registers on the international...
by Jim Cheney
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A mural inside Komsomolskaya Station showing the hard work of the proletariat.

The Most Beautiful Subway System in the World: Moscow, Russia

Having grown up in America at the tail end of the Cold War, I always assumed that Moscow was a dark and dirty city. But, when I visited Moscow last August, I was really blown away with the beauty of the city’s architectur...
by Jim Cheney
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