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Archive for August, 2013
 

 

5 Tips for Surviving a Night Train

When I went to Europe in the summer of 2006, one of my biggest apprehensions was about the night trains. Having planned to take several over the course of my 6.5 weeks on the continent, I was nervous about what to expect, and h...
by Jim Cheney
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Planning ahead can keep you from missing something awesome.

Discuss: What’s the Best Part of Travel Planning?

I’ve made it no secret on this site that I’m a big fan of travel planning (Shameless plug: I even offer a Travel Planning Service). For me, it’s one of my favorite parts of going on a trip. Currently, I’...
by Jim Cheney
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Can you say you've been to a destination if you don't leave the indistinguishable beach?

Discuss: Is There a Right and a Wrong Way to Travel?

While most people like to travel, the concept of an ideal trip varies wildly from person to person. While some people like staying in glamourous all-inclusive hotels and sitting on the beach all day, others prefer to wake up ea...
by Jim Cheney
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The Pros and Cons of Taking a Group Tour - The Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

The Pros and Cons of Group Tours When Traveling

When planning international travel, many often consider taking a tour. Some think about taking large groups tours that last weeks and others plan short tours that might only last a few days or even a few hours. I’ve taken...
by Jim Cheney
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The Shilin Night Market in Taipei, Taiwan. A great stop for dinner.

Discuss: Do You Buy Souvenirs When You Travel?

It seems that nearly every tourist attraction is overloaded with dozens of tacky souvenir shops. And, even those that are out of the way and attract few travelers seem to have an intrepid shop owner who has set up his wares clo...
by Jim Cheney
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Finding adventure at home can be as easy as finding the sites that'll interest you.

Discuss: How Do You Find Adventure at Home?

I don’t know about you, but I have a big problem when it comes to traveling at home: when I’m on the road, I tend to be much more adventurous. Staying in hostel dorm rooms? No problem. Taking public transportation e...
by Jim Cheney
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