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Reflections on a Decade of Growth and Travel

I am 29 years and 364 days old today. Tomorrow is the big 3-0. A new decade, the end of an amazing era. I have been mourning my 20s for the past few months and going through the five stages of grief (I have only recently come to accept it). It’s not necessarily that I …

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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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Completely Lost in Macau

“I wonder how I can get a visa to stay here?” I found myself wondering as I walked the streets of Macau, passing by school children playing in parks, signs in Portuguese, English and Chinese, and residential apartment buildings. It certainly wasn’t the first time I’d wondered how I could legally stay longer in a …

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2 Weeks in China

Want to visit China but don’t think you have enough time? Follow in my footsteps and you’ll be amazed at how much you can see with just 2 weeks in China! China is seriously big and you could spend years traveling within the country and not see everything. I am giving you the exact itinerary I used …

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10 Times When Travel Sucks

Is there anything better than travel, than being immersed in new cultures, eating new, delicious food, seeing sights that leave you speechless and in awe of this amazing world we live in? Travel is great! Until it isn’t. It’s easy to write posts about awesome experiences you have while traveling. Who doesn’t love reminiscing about …

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The Day I Hated Beijing

China is not an easy place to travel and you know that going in. It’s not a place you will flit through with a smile on your face and leave feeling relaxed and rejuvenated. China can be hard. On my third day in Beijing I was still in the honeymoon phase after two days of …

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