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Archive for June, 2013
 

 
Participants getting muddy during the Boryeong Mud Festival in South Korea.

The Boryeong MudFest: Korea’s Dirtiest Festival

As children, most of us enjoyed playing in the mud. At some point, though, things changed, and it became socially awkward to go splashing about in a pool of brown goo. However, never fear, your childhood passions continue to li...
by Jim Cheney
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Me eating lunch near the Teotihuacan Pyramids in 2003.

Discuss: What’s Your Biggest Travel Regret?

Every traveler has a regret, something that they wish they had done, or something they wish they hadn’t done, while they were on the road. So, for this week’s discussion, I want to know, what is your biggest travel ...
by Jim Cheney
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A cannon sits alone on Seminary Ridge at the Gettysburg Battlefield in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

A Video Tour of the Gettysburg Battlefield in Pennsylvania

There’s something eery about standing in the middle of a battlefield by yourself. As I watch the wind blow¬†through the tall, stringy grass, rolling across the field like waves in the ocean, sparrows chirping quietly over...
by Jim Cheney
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The monks of Luang Prabang complete their morning alm ritual.

Discuss: Is UNESCO Ruining Our World Heritage?

This week, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization, better known as UNESCO, is meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, to debate and vote on the next batch of World Heritage Sites. Over the course of the ...
by Jim Cheney
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The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.

A Video Introduction to Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada, is one of the coolest cities in North America. Having visited it for the first time a few weeks ago, I was instantly struck with the beauty and diversity of the city. With wonderful sights like the CN Tower, li...
by Jim Cheney
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