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Finding An Apartment in Beijing Chaoyang

Finding An Apartment in Beijing Chaoyang

Finding An Apartment In Beijing Agency, Or No? My husband and I stayed at a hotel for our first few days in Beijing to bide time. I have to be honest – I wasn’t much help with finding an apartment in Beijing. Eric speaks Chinese, […]

Ultimate Guide To Using VPN In China

Ultimate Guide To Using VPN In China

Before we moved to China, my husband told me we would be using VPN to get around the infamous Great Firewall. My first reaction was “Isn’t that illegal?!” I’m still not 100% sure how to answer that question, but fast forward to just a few […]

Beijing vs Shanghai

Beijing vs Shanghai

Overall Vibe Quick Disclaimer: My time in Shanghai was limited to quick trips, but I actually lived in Beijing for about 4 months. Beijing The city of Beijing is massive! It’s spread out over an area of 6,000 sq miles and houses an estimated 21.7 […]

How To Bike In China

How To Bike In China

Step-By-Step Guide To Biking In China Step 1: Acquire a Bike If you’re living in China for a study or teach abroad program, you probably want to get an inexpensive used bicycle. I highly recommend going for one that doesn’t look expensive because it’s less […]

10 Must-Try Chinese Dishes

10 Must-Try Chinese Dishes

I’ve been saving tons of vegan recipes on Pinterest lately to try out in my new kitchen (AHHH!!), but I can’t help but reminisce about what I used to eat while I was living in China. Here is a list of 10 things I think every foodie […]

China Photo Diary

China Photo Diary

My 2016 was spent almost entirely in China. Despite having been back in the US for two months now, I’m still struggling to explain what my year was like. My hope is that this hand crafted photo series will give you a better explanation than words […]

33 Gifts Travelers Actually Want

33 Gifts Travelers Actually Want

I did a lot of traveling in 2016. Along the way I figured out what makes a nomadic lifestyle feel luxurious, and what gets thrown away in the hostel dumpster. I take forever to replace things that desperately need replacing and I’m constantly getting rid of […]

Moving Home After Living In China

Moving Home After Living In China

On February 15, 2016, my husband and I moved to Nanjing, China. It’s been exactly 38 weeks since that day and I’m writing this in my Beijing apartment, preparing to go back to the US in just a few days. Why I Went To China […]

100 Enouraging Ideas

100 Enouraging Ideas

I’ve uploaded 100 videos to my YouTube channel! To celebrate, I challenged myself by putting together the most encouraging list I’ve ever crafted. Click the photo below to watch the video, or scroll through for Pinterest-worthy pics and 100 encouraging ideas! 1. “Close your eyes and […]

7 Unique Things To Do In Nanjing

7 Unique Things To Do In Nanjing

I spent 5 months as a professional explorer of Nanjing, and came up with this list of only-in-Nanjing experiences you need to check out while you’re in town! If you don’t have a hotel booked yet, I HIGHLY recommend this one! It’s budget-friendly, clean, modern, and not […]