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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 For Anxious Travelers

100 Enouraging Ideas For Anxious Travelers

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

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 […]

Ultimate One Day Angkor Guide

Ultimate One Day Angkor Guide

Visiting the temples at Angkor Wat is an incredible experience, but at 154 mi² with over 50 temples, planning a visit to this ancient city is overwhelming. This guide is a way for me to virtually hold your hand, comfort you like a childhood blanket, and help you […]

Why Siem Reap Broke My Heart (But You Should Still Go)

Why Siem Reap Broke My Heart (But You Should Still Go)

On July 20th 2016, my husband and I arrived in Siem Reap, Cambodia for a 4-night stay. Of course our main motive for visiting this city was to see the massive temple complex at Angkor, but the things we learned left us heartbroken for Cambodia. We […]

Ko Lanta, Thailand Travel Guide

Ko Lanta, Thailand Travel Guide

It’s taken me a really long time to write this post because I love Ko Lanta so much!! Watch the vlog to hear about my experience and keep reading to find out tons of details about transportation, activities, etc, etc. Enjoy! 🙂 Click the image […]

Our DIY San Francisco Wedding – 9.5.15

Our DIY San Francisco Wedding – 9.5.15

Today Eric and I are celebrating our very first wedding anniversary! For such an exciting day, I wanted to create a massive blog post all about our wedding! If you’re planning a rustic DIY San Francisco wedding you just struck gold. If you’re just a curious […]

Chiang Mai, Thailand Guide

Chiang Mai, Thailand Guide

Old Town Chiang Mai Accommodation Sira Boutique Hotel Location: Just within the north area of the old town walls (85/5 Sriphum Road, 50000) Cost: We paid $26/night including breakfast Liked: Central location, SUPER friendly English-speaking staff, budget friendly, fun outdoor seating, Western breakfast Disliked: The stairs to […]

Traveling With Anxiety

Traveling With Anxiety

Dealing with chronic anxiety is tough, but factor in a raging case of wanderlust and it gets even harder. For me, anxiety during travel rears its ugly head often. It comes in the form of language barriers, lost taxi drivers, dead phone batteries, and last minute […]

Where To Get A Tattoo In Nanjing, China

Where To Get A Tattoo In Nanjing, China

I had such a hard time figuring out where to get a tattoo in Nanjing! Google searches weren’t getting me anywhere, and I hadn’t seen any shops around the city. Finally we were given a shop recommendation by one of Eric’s classmates, and made the […]