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Archive for June, 2013
 

 
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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Me eating lunch near the Teotihuacan Pyramids in 2003.

Discuss: Where Did You Catch the Travel Bug?

As a travel writer, I’m connected to a large group of writers, readers, and travelers who all have one thing in common: we love to travel the world. It doesn’t matter if you have 2 weeks, 2 months, or 2 years to tra...
by Jim Cheney
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he Petronas Towers, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, are fantastic and worth visiting, especially after dark.

Tripologist’s Picks of the Week: June 15, 2013

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment be...
by Jim Cheney
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A Whirlpool Jet Boat splashes through class-5 rapids on the Niagara River.

How I Stopped Being a Wuss: Surviving the Whirlpool Jet Boat at Niagara Falls

Hurtling towards the rapids ahead of us, their peaks and valleys rising and falling like a majestic mountain range, my heart started to beat faster. Suddenly, our boat started to climb, and then just as quickly dipped into the...
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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