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 […]

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 […]

A Tipsy Tuktuk Food Adventure in Beijing’s Hutongs

A Tipsy Tuktuk Food Adventure in Beijing’s Hutongs

Do you love local food, hidden alleys, and craft beer? Well, those are three of my absolute favorite things. Living in Beijing’s hutongs for over 1.5 years, I love spending my weekends wandering the winding alleyway streets, trying new local restaurants or relaxing at a brewery or hidden cocktail bar. But I’ll admit that I’ve […]

Exploring Beijing’s Hip Hutongs With Context Tours

Exploring Beijing’s Hip Hutongs With Context Tours

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Having lived in Beijing’s hutongs for over a year now, I think it’s safe to say I’m a little obsessed. Wandering the bustling stone alleyways in spring, watching locals play Chinese chess in the street. Exploring hidden restaurants and bars. Taking my […]

Keeping Things Positive: The Best Adventures of 2016

Keeping Things Positive: The Best Adventures of 2016

Sure, 2016 wasn’t everyone’s favorite year. With Syria, ISIS, the US Election, Brexit, celebrity deaths and more, many people are ready to forget 2016 ever happened. While this last year wasn’t the best year of my entire life, I did have some pretty good adventures! So in the spirit of keeping things positive, I’d like to […]

Xi’an’s Ancient Incredible Terracotta Warriors

Xi’an’s Ancient Incredible Terracotta Warriors

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info. Feature and Pinterest image by Edward Stojakovic CC BY 2.0 Six years ago I sat in my college archaeology class, staring at a large photo illuminated by a powerpoint projector. The photograph contained row upon row of Chinese military men, standing in perfect unison: […]

Eat Like a Local in Beijing’s Hutongs with UnTour

Eat Like a Local in Beijing’s Hutongs with UnTour

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I love Chinese food: steamed dumplings, fiery Sichuan, hearty Peking duck, cheap jianbing pancakes… you name it! But for some reason, I always hear horror stories of people who visit China and hate the food. What is this? This isn’t the Chinese […]