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Archive for July, 2013
 

 
My wife, Julie, holding our smoked omul in Listvyanka, Russia.

Smoked Omul, Babushkas, and Lake Baikal

“Should we try it?” my wife and I said to each other, apprehension on our faces. All around us stood old babushkas, heads covered in checkered red scarves, the deep canyons that covered their haggard faces indicativ...
by Jim Cheney
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Discuss: Are Cell Phones a Necessity When Traveling?

One big trend that I’ve noticed recently is that more and more travelers are taking cell phones with them when they take a trip. And, with the ease of getting a local sim card in most countries and the proliferation of tr...
by Jim Cheney
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Discuss: How Much Travel Planning is Too Much?

Nothing divides travelers quite like the issue of planning. Some like to wing everything, barely even knowing where they’ll be tomorrow night. On the other end of the extreme are people who like to plan out every second o...
by Jim Cheney
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Located in the capital of Vientiane, Pha That Luang is the national symbol of Laos.

Laos: The Perfect Destination for Budget Travelers

There’s something special about Laos. Despite being the most bombed country per capita in history, the people of this often-overlooked country are full of smiles and eager to greet travelers to their beautiful country. Du...
by Jim Cheney
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The Eiffel Tower in Paris. Travel Discussion: Do you ever return to a destination?

Discuss: Do You Ever Return to a Destination?

There are a ton of fantastic destinations all over the world, and you could easily spend your life exploring just one continent and still not see everything there is to see. However, most travelers like a bit of variety and try...
by Jim Cheney
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The Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville is one of the country's premier music venues.

The 5 Best Things to Do in Nashville, Tennessee

When you think of Nashville, what comes to mind? Country music? Cowboys? If that’s all, then you are really missing out. While Nashville is heavily influenced by its music scene, the city has so much more to offer. Here i...
by Jim Cheney
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