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 […]

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. Whether you’re visiting Japan on a short trip or an extended vacation, you will always find amazing things […]

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 […]

<thrive_headline click tho-post-10547 tho-test-5>The 10 Best Hidden Beaches in India</thrive_headline>

The 10 Best Hidden Beaches in India

When you think of India, the phrase “fantastic beaches” might not be the first that comes to mind. After spending a week or two in India’s bustling cities, seeing all of the tourist sites, you may want to spend some time in the sun. While you might have heard of Goa, and their rustic beach […]

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Pulau Weh: Sumatra’s Best Diving

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.I think we all know I love scuba diving almost as much as I love getting off the beaten path. Well, this Indonesian dive spot won’t disappoint you in either category. A tiny island just off the coast of Sumatra, Pulau Weh has […]

<thrive_headline click tho-post-10475 tho-test-3>Hiking the Wild Wall: A Real Great Wall Adventure</thrive_headline>

Hiking the Wild Wall: A Real Great Wall Adventure

This post may contain affiliate links. Please read my disclosure for more info.  I huffed and puffed my way up the mountain step by step, slipping and sliding on six-hundred-year-old rubble. Wiping the sweat from my brow as I took a swig of water under the hot sun, I pushed aside the tree-like overgrowth that […]

Asia’s Top Travel Destinations for the Over 65’s

Asia’s Top Travel Destinations for the Over 65’s

Why is it that most “adventure activities” are geared towards young people? It’s not just the young folks who can experience exciting adventures abroad. I should know, I’m planning an off-the-beaten-path China trip for my parents this fall! There are now more opportunities than ever tailored specifically for the over-65s. Some of the best destinations […]

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. […]