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Visiting the Korean DMZ and standing in North Korea is impossible without taking a group tour. The Pros and Cons of taking a group tour.

5 Countries That Are Ridiculously Hard for Americans to Visit

If there is one thing that infuriates the traveler in me more than anything, it’s countries that require visas for tourism. There is really no good reason to require a visa from someone wanting to come into your country t...
by Jim Cheney
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What is the Cheapest Airfare Search Engine? The Data Doesn’t Lie

Recently, I set out to discover which flight search engine offers the cheapest fares on average. When I started, I didn’t think that there would be much difference from one site to the next, but boy, was I wrong. In fact,...
by Jim Cheney
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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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5 Light Packing Tips for Long Term Travelers.

5 Light Packing Tips for Long-Term Travelers

The thought of traveling for several weeks, several months, or even longer with just one small bag can be intimidating. After all, you’re trying to pack for weeks in a suitcase or backpack that you would normally use for ...
by Jim Cheney
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5 Light Packing Tips for Long Term Travelers.

6 Things I Learned From 6 Months of Travel

Recently, my wife and I finished traveling for six consecutive months. At times, it was challenging, but overall, it was a highly rewarding experience that I would encourage everyone to do at some point in their lives. Before w...
by Jim Cheney
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7 Hidden Travel Expenses and How to Minimize Them

When planning a big trip, most travelers have a basic budget in mind, and they usually remember to include the obvious things like hotel rooms, transportation between cities, food, entrance fees, and maybe even a little flex mo...
by Jim Cheney
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