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Beijing's Friends Cafe: A Visit to Central Perk!

<i>Friends</i> might be from the ’90s, but fervor for the show is still alive and well in China! It’s great for locals who want to be entertained and …

Coffee

Location Independence Teaching English: Palfish Review

[Disclaimer: This post contains my affiliate link for Palfish. If you use it to sign up for an account AND are approved to be an official kids course …

Chinese Yuan

Itinerary: Hits and Misses of Two Days in Tianjin, China

As an expat in Beijing, I am slightly embarrassed to admit it took me so long to travel around China! Tianjin is only a 35-minute train ride from …

Guide to Tianjin's Shi Family Courtyard (In Pictures)

The Shi Family was one of the richest and most powerful families in Tianjin, China in the 1800s. They settled in Yangliuqing, a suburb in western …

Itinerary: A Day Trip to Tianjin

Tianjin is a unique city in China because it’s huge and so close to Beijing, but you can visit it in about a day. I recommend two days (a weekend …

Street Food Guide: Tianjin, China

Tianjin is a great place for street food! While it doesn’t have a street food scene reminiscent of Southeast Asian or Taiwanese night markets, it is …

Review: Westin Tianjin

Long story short, I wanted to try a nice hotel in China, and the Westin Tianjin was just a good place for me. Ever since I got my Starwood Preferred …

Guide to the Train Between Beijing and Tianjin

Trains make one of the most convenient and quick ways to travel anywhere, especially in China. The great thing about China is that, even though it’s …

Porcelain House: Tianjin's Gorgeous China Museum in Photos!

If you go to Tianjin, China, there are a few places that you just <i>have</i> to go! At the top of that list is the Porcelain House (瓷屋 cí wū). It’s also …

The Ultimate Portland Bucket List: Oregon, USA [+ Video!]

If you want a taste of hipster United States, there’s no better place to go than Portland, Oregon! It has the perfect mix of a college atmosphere and …

Oregon

Review of The Best of Portland, Portland Walking Tour

A Portland Walking Tour is one of the best ways to see a city! You can get a feel of what it’s like to live there, and can wander around or talk …

The Ultimate Guide to Portland's Washington Park

Washington Park is just about half the size of New York City’s Central Park, but it has a lot more to offer! Located in the southwest corner of the …

Review of The Seattle Boeing Factory Tour

One of the biggest attractions in Seattle is the Boeing Factory Tour. Manufacturer of the majority of airplanes around the world, Boeing is located …

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

How to Learn a Completely New Language While Traveling

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 …

Language Learning

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

InterAct

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 …

Students

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, …

Pollution

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 …

Asia Travel

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 …

Asia Travel

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 …

Asia Travel