Tripologist
Travel Planning. Expert Advice.


 
Archive for July, 2013
 

 
The ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand.

The Ancient Ruins of Sukhothai, Thailand: A Photo Essay

Before Bangkok and before Chiang Mai, there was Sukhothai. Often cited as the first capital of the Thai empire, Sukhothai is one of the most important ancient cities in all of Southeast Asia. Today, many visitors to Thailand ma...
by Jim Cheney
8

 
 
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
13

 

 
The Top 5 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar

The Top 5 Things to Do in Yangon, Myanmar [Guest Post]

Myanmar is Southeast Asia’s newest must visit location. Relatively untouched by tourism for many years, the whole country seems to still be in the past. Yangon (formally Rangoon) has been an exotic and romantic name for centu...
by a Guest Contributor
3

 
 
 

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
9

 

 
Foreigners wait in a long line to enter the Grand Palace in Bangkok, Thailand.

Discuss: Is It Okay to Charge Foreigners More Than Locals?

I’m not going to lie, one of my biggest pet peeves when traveling is places that charge foreigners more than locals. It drives me absolutely crazy. Some sites are quite subtle about it, putting the lower pricing in the lo...
by Jim Cheney
38

 
 
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
1