How to Apply for a Chinese Visa (For US Citizens)

China is not an easy country to travel. From the time you arrive to the time you depart, you will struggle. But the struggle starts early. China requires travelers from most countries to apply for a visa before you even arrive. This is not as easy as filling out a form and mailing it in. …

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My 15 Best Travel Photos of 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, I’ve been looking back at my travels and my photos I took over the past 52 weeks. I didn’t travel as much as usual this year, mostly due to the massively expensive trip to southern Africa we took in May. We went to St. Lucia in November, which I haven’t …

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Wishing on Stars: A Dream Behind-the-Scenes Tour with NASA Social

When I was a little kid, I wanted to be an astronaut. I also wanted to be a veterinarian, a teacher, the editor of a magazine and a singer. I was a very ambitious child. But man, an astronaut! Getting to float! Getting to see Earth from above! Walking on the moon! That was the job …

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Why the Nomadic Heart Can’t Be Satisfied

I always want to be on the opposite side of the world from where I am.  I’ve read some interesting posts lately, from Adventurous Kate’s musings “On Living in Perpetual Motion“, to the equally as eloquent  “Why the Nomadic Lifestyle Can’t Last” by the Mochilera Diaries. Posts that have greatly resonated with me as I …

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Two Days of Gluttony in Philadelphia

Stop me if you’ve heard this one. An analyst and a blogger walk into a bar…. This bar just so happens to be the bar from the hit TV show It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Husband and I took a seat towards the back of the bar at Paddy’s, passing the grizzled regulars seated near the …

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What Places Are Part of Who You Are?

“What places are part of who you are?” I have thought about this question so much over the years but had never seen it verbalized until just the other day. I just read an amazing book called Hokkaido Highway Blues by Will Ferguson. The author hitchhiked from the very bottom of Japan all the way to Hokkaido …

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