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Hi we're Cara and Justin, expats in China on a mission to travel the world on a budget, find off-the-beaten path destinations, and immerse ourselves in the local culture. We share stories, travel guides, tips and photographs from around the world to inspire and help you to create your own adventure, wherever in the world you may be.

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Eating dogs, yay or nay?

In the west dogs are known as “man’s best friend” and are 100% friends, not food. But most humans out there do eat meat, aka, animals, the category of which, of course, includes dogs. So why do most of us think of dogs as pets and not food like all the other animals we eat?

Of course, there are other animals that fall into this category as well, such as cats and horses....

Have you ever been to a place not because you actually wanted to see it, but because you wanted to see someone, and then it turned out to be totally awesome and you never even knew?!


This is what happened to me in The Netherlands.

I went to The Netherlands for a weekend on my way from Hong Kong to Italy to visit a good friend who I hadn’t seen in 7 years. Yes, I am aware that The Netherla...

I feel like there’s a bit of a misconception when it comes to travel and fitness. For some reason, people seem to think they don’t go together.

There’s a mirage of luxury painted over the lens of travel. A mirage that often brings up images of people lying on some perfect white sand beach, usually on a tropical island, sipping cocktails and taking sunset strolls along the ocean.

Basically, trav...

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