Travel Planning. Expert Advice.

Posts Tagged ‘travel’

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

Daibutsu, the giant Amida Buddha statue of Kamakura Japan, located inside Kotoku-in Temple.

Travel Quiz of the Month: Japan

Of all the countries I’ve visited, Japan is definitely one of my favorites. Having spent time in Tokyo, as well as the southern half of the country in Kyoto, Hiroshima, and Fukuoka, I had a great overview of what the coun...
by Jim Cheney


Sunset over the port of Sochi, Russia.

The Beautiful Beach Resort of Sochi, Russia in Photos

If you’ve been watching the 2014 Winter Olympics from Sochi, Russia, you may have heard the commentators complain about the weather being too warm for winter sports. Reaching temperatures above 60° Fahrenheit (16° Celsi...
by Jim Cheney

An assortment of street food in Shenzhen, China.

Travel Quiz of the Month: Odd Delicacies Around the World

If you travel long enough, you’re likely to encounter at least one local delicacy that makes your stomach turn. Sometimes it’s an animal that isn’t normally eaten or how to food is prepared, but some foods jus...
by Jim Cheney



Discuss: How Do You Cope With Being Away Over the Holidays?

If you’re like me, the joys of traveling can easily overcome any homesickness that you might have otherwise felt. Whether you’re traveling for a week, a year, or a lifetime, it’s easy to get swept up in a fore...
by Jim Cheney

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