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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]