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By Alice Chen | Wherever I Want | Travel tips include travel hacks, frequent flyer miles, itineraries, complete guides to attractions, travel tips, and ways that you can Make Anywhere Possible!

How to Learn a Completely New Language While Abroad

Ever come across a sign like this? They’re hilarious – people trying to put what they want to say into Google Translate and expecting the literal …

How to Book Accommodation on Arrival

If you have the time and the stomach for it, waiting to book your accommodation is a really great way to add to your flexibility on a trip. However, …

Asia Travel

Ultimate Peru Bucket List

Peru is an amazing country and one of the best to start traveling with! Located in the center of South America’s west coast, it’s a great mix of …

South America

The Nine Ultimate Money-Saving Travel Tools

Have you ever wondered how so many people can travel so much, for so long? These are some incredible money travel tools (plus alternatives) that you …

How-To's

VLOG: Changing Faces and Dancing Noodles in Taipei

Over the weekend, I went with some family members to Haidilao Hot Pot, the premier place to get hot pot! You can find Haidilao branded hot pot …

Travel

How to Overcome Cultural Differences [While Traveling]

Knowing how to overcome cultural differences is an incredible skill. But, you may often have experiences where you just don’t connect with locals …

Is the Japan Rail (JR) Pass Worth It? And How To Use It (Real Numbers Included)

*Keep reading to see a spreadsheet of every single JR Pass-eligible ride that I took, along with the prices for each ride!<p>If you’re traveling to …

How I Traveled to 15 Countries in College

College is a prime time to travel! Not only are you learning the technical skills to prepare you for the future, you’re also learning about the world …

Is the Air Pollution in Beijing Really That Bad?

In short, YES. Should that stop you from visiting Beijing? NO. Unless you have severe respiratory problems already, you should be okay. If you do, …

Itinerary: The Ultimate 7 Days in Beijing

Beijing is one of those cities that you just <i>have</i> to visit – like Paris, New York, Tokyo, and Bangkok! It has so much to offer because it’s one of the …

The Complete Guide to Beijing's Temple of Earth - In Pictures!

The second-largest of Beijing, China’s four temples, the Temple of Earth, or 地坛/DiTan, is the complement to Beijing’s UNESCO Temple of Heaven. It was …

Asia Travel

Why You Should Start Your Travels with a Host

When traveling to places off the beaten path, it’s often hard to find information relevant for your trip. You can find a lot more about some …

The Complete Guide to the UNESCO Great Wall of China at Badaling - in Pictures

A guide to Badaling with handicap/injury considerations!<p>If you go to China <i>and do nothing else</i>, you have to visit the Great Wall of China! Going to …

My Experience with a Taiwanese Tour Group

A Taiwanese Tour Group Experience!<p>Before I arrived in Southeast Asia, I didn’t expect that it would be too different from South America. After all, I …

The Complete Guide to Beijing's Prince Gong's Mansion (in Pictures)

Beijing has been the capital of China for millennia, and Prince Gong’s Mansion (sometimes called Prince Kung’s Mansion) benefits from the riches and …

A Complete Guide to Beijing's UNESCO Temple of Heaven

If you go to Beijing as a traveler, the Temple of Heaven should be atop your to-do list! It’s UNESCO because it’s a <i>beautiful masterpiece</i>. Those are …

Asia Travel

A Complete Guide to Beijing's UNESCO Summer Palace (in Pictures)

Beijing’s Summer Palace is one of the most beautiful places in the city. Beijing is full of UNESCO sites, including this one. Out of all of them, …

Asia Travel

A Step-by-Step Guide to Keeping a 750+ Credit Score (for the best travel credit cards)

Your credit score is a huge part of your finances. You can’t travel without money, right? That’s why using frequent flyer miles and loyalty programs …

The Taipei New Year Lantern Festival: In Pictures!

Taipei’s Lantern Festival is one of my favorite parts of Chinese New Year! Going to Asia and missing Chinese New Year celebrations is like going to …

The 5 Best Websites for Learning All About Frequent Flyer Miles Strategies

Frequent Flyer miles are incredible, even if you only take an hour to learn about them. They buy cheap flights anywhere for less than $100 – and …

How to Leverage Airline Alliances in Earning and Redeeming Frequent Flyer Miles

Airline alliances are the best-kept secret of the traveling hacking game! Once you’ve learned how to use them, you can use frequent flyer miles to …

Airlines

How to Get Started with Frequent Flyer Miles Today

If you have any interest in traveling more and getting better value for your money, you are likely familiar with frequent flyer miles. While travel …

Airlines

Itinerary: Hits and Misses of Three Weeks in Peru

Peru has always been a popular destination in South America. That’s for good reason; they have Machu Picchu, an established transportation system in …

South America

10 Stunning Views of Japan's Cherry Blossoms that Will Make You Want to Go Now

Cherry blossoms (<i>sakura</i> in Japanese) are in no way unique to Japan – you can see them all over the world! However, Japan’s blossoms complete the …

Japan

10 Stunning Views of Yellowstone National Park that Will Make You Want to Go Now

Yellowstone National Park is the world’s first national park – and it boasts views that justify that title! Established in 1872, it covers an area of …

National Parks

The Floating Islands of Lake Titicaca: Uros and Taquile from Puno, Peru

Lake Titicaca is both stunning and unique! It’s one of the largest and highest-altitude lakes in the world and sits on the border of Peru and …

South America

Itinerary: Hits and Misses of Three Days in Arequipa, Peru

Arequipa is the second-biggest city in Peru! You might not guess it by the number of things there are to do there, though. I spend one day touring …

South America

Itinerary: Hits and Misses of One Day in Nazca, Peru

[Los Paradones from the base of the ruins]<p>Aside from Machu Picchu, Nazca is home to the most interesting sight in Peru – the Nazca Lines! They are a …

Itinerary: Hits and Misses of Two Days in Ica and Huacachina, Peru

[The view from the beach side of Huacachina Lagoon!]<p>The geography of South America and Peru puts the Atacama Desert in the middle of the country. The …

South America