Come Join Me for a Food Culture Twitter Chat!

Come Join Me for a Food Culture Twitter Chat!

I think we all know I’m obsessed with trying new, incredible foods when I travel. Whether it’s mapping out my meals in Tainan, participating in multiple Beijing food tours, or tasting crazy delicacies like stinky tofu and balut, I’ll try anything! Well, this Wednesday at 10:30 pm EST, I want to hear about your food adventures. […]

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How to Travel in China Without Speaking Chinese

I’ve noticed that many people tend to be worried about visiting China without speaking Chinese. Unlike Thailand where everyone speaks English, China is a bit harder to traverse without speaking the language. A few weeks ago I wrote a Quick Guide to Mandarin Chinese, where I gave you all a few phrases to practice before […]

This Beijing Life: Month 19

This Beijing Life: Month 19

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve noticed that the more I travel and the busier I become, the more impossible it becomes to keep up with my travels in real-time. Well, never fear monthly recap posts are here! Well… April is almost half over, but it doesn’t matter. This […]

10 Things You Have to Do in Xi’an

10 Things You Have to Do in Xi’an

I’ve been living in China for about four years now, and I couldn’t help but notice that most China travel itineraries are always the same: Beijing, Shanghai, and Hong Kong… or maybe Beijing, Shanghai, and Xi’an. If by some miracle Xi’an is included, most people stop by for a maximum of two days, see the […]

How to Shop in the US From Anywhere in The World

How to Shop in the US From Anywhere in The World

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Growing up in the US, I had no idea how good we have it. Crazy deals on designer clothes at Macy’s. Incredible prices on electronics at Best Buy. All those cool monthly subscription boxes that only ship to the US. The US […]

Win a Free Beijing Staycation With UnTour!

Win a Free Beijing Staycation With UnTour!

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Living in China can be stressful. On a daily basis you’re surrounded by honking horns, crowded subways, long work weeks, and if you’re like me, you may also have five roommates. After a long week of work, wouldn’t it be nice to […]

Do I Need a TEFL To Teach Abroad in China?

Do I Need a TEFL To Teach Abroad in China?

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  What exactly is a TEFL? Do I really need one to teach abroad in China? Do I actually need to pay $2,000 USD?!!!!! TEFLs are one of the most confusing aspects of teaching abroad, and not too long ago, I was in […]

This Beijing Life: Month 17 and 18

This Beijing Life: Month 17 and 18

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I’ve noticed that the more I travel and the busier I become, the more impossible it becomes to keep up with my travels in real-time. Well, never fear monthly recap posts are here! It happened. For the first time in 17 months, I missed […]

5 Best Places in Asia to Go Adventure Fishing

5 Best Places in Asia to Go Adventure Fishing

Are you planning to take your family on a fishing vacation? Or maybe you just want to include your favorite pastime into your next trip? I’ve met people from all over the world, embarking on exciting fishing trips in China, Indonesia and more. The best part? Many restaurants will even help you cook what you […]