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May 18, 2013

Tripologist’s Picks of the Week: May 18, 2013

Wat Phou is one of the ancient cities of the Khmer. Located in Laos, Wat Phou is the older, less touristed cousin of Angkor Wat.

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:

Why ‘Luggage Class’ is Much Better Than First-Class –

I really love posts that find the humor in even the worst situations. Recently, Matthew over at had the fortune of being able to ride in luxurious ‘luggage class’ underneath his bus in Thailand. I’ll have to start saving my Baht so that I can afford to ride in such luxury the next time I’m in Thailand.

The 5 Worst Excuses to Not Travel and How to Defeat Them –

Unless you travel full-time, everyone has reasons that they can’t travel, myself included. However, while some of these reasons are valid, many are simply excuses. Think you don’t have enough money or time to travel? Maybe you aren’t adventurous enough? Those are excuses, not reasons, for why you aren’t traveling. Here’s a great list of the 5 worst excuses people have not to travel, and how you can defeat them.

10 Alternative and Free Things to do in Chiang Mai, Thailand –

Chiang Mai, Thailand, is a fantastic destination for travelers. From adventure sports to animal encounters, there is something to keep everyone entertained. However, many of the city’s top attractions cost money. Here’s a great list of 10 free things to do in Chiang Mai. Even if you’ve lived in the city, I guarantee you’ll find 1 or 2 new things to keep you entertained.

How to Book a Cheap Trip to Antarctica –

Visiting Antarctica is on many people’s bucket lists, mine included. However, it’s one of the few places in the world that is basically impossible to do on a strict budget. Fortunately, there are a few tricks you can use to help reduce the cost of your trip to the continent. Take a look to see how you can save money on your trip to Antarctica.

From the Tripologist Archives – Wat Phou: Angkor Without the Crowds

It was almost exactly a year ago today that I made the long ride to Wat Phou in southern Laos. And, even though it was very strenuous and time consuming to reach, visiting these ancient Angkor ruins was definitely worth it. Not only are they well preserved, but there are hardly any visitors. Click the link above to find out more about how you can visit this awesome temple complex.


  1. Hey, thanks so much for including my site on this list.

  2. Nice to be featured amongst such great company and on a fabulous site, thanks Jim! Safe travels, Jonny

  3. […] 18th – Included in Tripologist’s Pick of the Week for my Doing Antarctica on the Cheap Story […]

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