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Tourists Crowd the entrance to the Forbidden City in Beijing, China.

Is Getting “Off-The-Beaten-Path” Overrated?

If you read nearly any travel blog out there, they will tell you about all their experiences “getting off-the-beaten-path”. They will regale you with stories of cities where they were the first foreigner to visit in...
by Jim Cheney
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Christmas Lights in Seoul, South Korea

5 More Gifts Every Traveler Should Ask Santa For

The Christmas season is in full swing, and it’s likely that you’re looking for some inspiration to help you figure out what to ask Santa for this year (or what to buy for the traveler in your life). Without a doubt,...
by Jim Cheney
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The finished products: banana pancakes, fish curry, and chicken cutlets.

Learning to Cook in Georgetown, Malaysia’s Foodie Capital

When you think of great food destinations in Asia, what cities come to mind? Bangkok? Hong Kong? Maybe Tokyo? What about Georgetown, Malaysia? Sitting on the island of Penang off the northwestern coast of Malaysia, Georgetown i...
by Jim Cheney
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Fisherman show the traditional Daegaya way to catch fish at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea.

Photo of the Week: Traditional Fisherman at the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival

Last April, I had the chance to attend the 2011 Daegaya Experience Festival in Goryeong, South Korea. The festival was held in a beautiful park, surrounded by mountains, and was a great way to learn about the ancient culture of...
by Jim Cheney
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Nashville's full-size replica of the Parthenon is one of the oddest attractions in all of the USA.

Copy Cat: 5 Copies of Famous Monuments

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, than many of the world’s most iconic man-made structures must be blushing. After all, whether it be an effort to attract tourists or a desire to show admiration for the orig...
by Jim Cheney
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Our rough travel itinerary is marked by the red line.

6 Months of Travel: Tripologist Goes on the Road

I’ve got some exciting news that I’ve been itching to share for a while, and have mentioned several times on Twitter if you have been paying close enough attention: I’m taking the plunge into long-term travel!...
by Jim Cheney
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