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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

Gwanghwamun Gate in downtown Seoul, South Korea is the outer gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace.

Check out the #AFWishIWasThere Photo Contest from Al Fresco

If you’re anything like me, you’re definitely tired of winter and getting ready for the beautiful weather that comes with spring and summer. And, like clockwork, as the days start to get longer and the weather start...
by Jim Cheney



Tripologist’s Top 13 Articles of 2013

2013 has been a great year for both as well as me personally. While I haven’t traveled as much as I would have liked, I’ve had the opportunity to share some great content, start up the Tripologist Tr...
by Jim Cheney

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


Happy Birthday! Turns 2

Happy Birthday: Tripologist Turns 2

Two years ago today, on October 21, 2011, was born. The first post was a repost of an article I wrote for 10 Magazine in Korea about a festival that had already happened. Certainly not the best post I’ve e...
by Jim Cheney
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Introducing My New Travel Blog:

When I got back from my travels through Asia, I was a bit depressed. Going back to a regular life was quite challenging for me after spending so much time traveling through the world. That’s when I decided that I needed t...
by Jim Cheney