Learning to Cook in China

Learning to Cook in China

Before I moved to China, my version of cooking was Trader Joe’s frozen meals and mixing together a few things in an attempt to make Mexican food. So when I crash landed in “The Middle of Nowhere China” and had only 3 restaurants within walking distance, I needed to learn how to cook fast. Most people eat […]

The Freedom Life: September 2017

The Freedom Life: September 2017

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  After five years of living in China, and two years of This Beijing Life, things have changed. I left my job as a college counselor in China, and now I’m living a life on my terms. I’m my own boss, I travel when I […]

5 Things You Need to Do in Bali Indonesia

5 Things You Need to Do in Bali Indonesia

The following is a guest post by Bianca of My Wild Earth  Cascading waterfalls, breathtaking views and unique temples that blend seamlessly with modern infrastructure, Bali is an idyllic island that really has it all. Likely the most popular and well-known of Indonesia’s islands, it has long been a favorite for travelers, tourists and honeymooners […]

The End of This Beijing Life: Month 24

The End of This Beijing Life: Month 24

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! What I Was Up to in August! This month was my LAST MONTH […]

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

The Best Way to Learn Chinese

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I recently sent out a survey asking what people were MOST worried about when it comes to traveling in China. I have to say, I wasn’t too surprised when I saw the number one response: “I’m worried about the language barrier” “How […]

This Beijing Life: Month 23

This Beijing Life: Month 23

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! What I Was Up to in July! So many things happened […]

5 Top Tips For a Magical Stay in Japan

5 Top Tips For a Magical Stay in Japan

Japan has been at the top of my bucket list for YEARS. It’s a fascinating mix of old and new, from ultra-modern cities like Tokyo to rural Japan with its mountain temples, tea ceremonies, and ancient traditions. There are just so many things to do in Japan, it can be hard to know where to […]

Why Experiences Make the Best Gifts

Why Experiences Make the Best Gifts

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  Rubbing the sleep out of my eyes, I stared up in wonder as a giant hot air balloon expanded before me. I gasped as a gust of flame shot up mere feet away. Get in! They yelled, and I not-so-gracefully slid into the […]