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Our trip entailed a lot of off-road driving, which was difficult for our small Hyundai van to handle.

Photo of the Week: The End of the Road in Mongolia

Mongolia. The very mention brings to mind the mysterious land of Mongols and gers. However, it is also one of the most beautiful and untouched landscapes on earth. This is due, in large part, to Mongolia’s status as the l...
by Jim Cheney

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

My Top 10 Travel Experiences of 2012

In many ways, 2012 was the most exciting year of my life. During the year, I spent time in twelve different countries and traveled for six months. I got to ride an elephant, pet a tiger, traverse Siberia, herd goats with nomad...
by Jim Cheney


A ger overlooks White Lake in Mongolia.

Touring Mongolia with Golden Gobi: The Good and The Bad

For many years, Mongolia has been near the top of my travel wish list. So, needless to say, I was very excited when my travel plans allowed me to stop in the country for about two weeks. Having researched the country, I knew th...
by Jim Cheney

The sunsets over Inner Mongolia Province in China as the Trans-Siberian train passes through.

Photo of the Week: Sunset on the Trans-Siberian

This past week, I had the opportunity to take the first leg of the Trans-Siberian Railroad, or more specifically the Trans-Mongolian, from Beijing, China, to Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. Taking about 29 hours to travel between the tw...
by Jim Cheney


Our rough travel itinerary is marked by the red line.

6 Months of Travel: Tripologist Goes on the Road

I’ve got some exciting news that I’ve been itching to share for a while, and have mentioned several times on Twitter if you have been paying close enough attention: I’m taking the plunge into long-term travel!...
by Jim Cheney