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Archive for January, 2012
 

 
The view from my hotel room on St. Thomas, USVI.

Photo of the Week: The Beaches of St. Thomas, USVI

Unless you are in the southern hemisphere or one of the lucky ones experiencing the heat wave in the U.S. right now, you’re most likely cold. When I’m cold, I love thinking about the warm places that I have been, an...
by Jim Cheney
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The Rainbow Bridge in Tokyo, Japan.

5 Tips for Managing Your Budget While Traveling in Japan

There really isn’t any way to sugarcoat it: Japan is an expensive destination. From $40 hostel dorm beds, to insanely expensive taxi rides, it’s hard to find a good deal in Japan. However, having just visited Tokyo,...
by Jim Cheney
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The Roman Theater of Plovdiv, Bulgaria.

Photo of the Week: The Roman Theater of Plovdiv, Bulgaria

Plovdiv, Bulgaria isn’t on the radar for many tourists. Despite being Bulgaria’s second largest city, Plovdiv is still a small city located in the middle of an under-touristed country. It’s a shame though beca...
by Jim Cheney
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Statue of South Korean soldiers outside the Korean War Memorial.

Visiting the Korean War Memorial: A Place of Learning and Remembrance

If you delve into the history of the Korean Peninsula, you’ll discover that there were very few years of peace. From invasions by the Mongols, Chinese, and Japanese in the distant past to the most recent Korean War, there...
by Jim Cheney
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Getting ready to go bare-handed fishing at the Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival.

A Wonder of Winter: The Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival

Note: Most of the information regarding pricing and festival events relates to my experience at the 2012 Hwacheon Sancheoneo Ice Festival. However, information about festival dates have been changed for 2014.  Use this post as...
by Jim Cheney
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Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall in Taipei, Taiwan

Taipei, Taiwan: A $30 Day

Lying just off the south-eastern coast of China lies the island of Taiwan. Long known for its beauty, the island has faded into the background as a tourist destination in recent years. However, in recently, Taiwan has been gett...
by Jim Cheney
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