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April 27, 2013

My Favorite Travel Posts of the Week: April 27, 2013

Posing with a two-year old tiger at Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, Thailand.

Every week on Tripologist, I like to share some of my favorite travel related posts from around the web. If you have a post that you think is especially great and would like to be included in a future edition, put a comment below, send me a link through the Contact page, or message @TheTripologist on Twitter.

Here are my favorite travel posts from this past week:

How to Use a Guidebook –

With the advent of the internet, blogs, review sites, etc., guidebooks are becoming less and less common. In fact, it’s almost becoming cliché to bash the use of guidebooks. However, there are still people, like me, who appreciate the advantages of a well written and researched guide. In this post, guidebook author Robert Reid defends his books and helps readers to understand how to best utilize them.

Kenya Photos: A Visual Journey –

Wow! That’s really all I can say about this photo essay from This post features 16 absolutely stunning photos of Kenya for your viewing pleasure. It’s well worth your time to see these photos. I think I’ll have to add Kenya to my even increasing bucket list.

Why Tourists Ruin the Places They Love –

Nomadic Matt always has thought-provoking posts on his site, and this one is no different. We’ve all visited somewhere and wished there were less tourists, or gone back somewhere and bemoaned the way the tourism industry has ruined it. However, are we to blame for ruining the very places we love? Take a few minutes to read Matt’s take.

10 Strange Beer Flavours From Around the World –

Tired of your boring lager, IPA, or stout? Here’s something a bit different to try. has compiled 10 of the oddest beer flavors in the world. Could I interest you in a Bacon Maple Ale?

From the Tripologist Archives: Hugs, Not Drugs at Chiang Mai’s Tiger Kingdom

Animals are big attractions throughout Thailand. Unfortunately, however, many of the animals that tourists visit are mistreated, abused, and even drugged for the tourism industry. Before visiting Tiger Kingdom in Chiang Mai, I was nervous that I might be supporting just such an operation. Fortunately, though, Chiang Mai’s Tiger Kingdom is a great example of how animals and tourism can mix.



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