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How to Travel to Tibet WITHOUT A Tour

If I had a dollar for every person that’s ever wished that they could go to Tibet, but… “It’s too much of a hassle.” “It’s too expensive.” “I don’t have the permit.” “I don’t want to go with a tour guide.” Some of these excuses coming from people who are actually ALREADY IN TIBET, they just don’t...

Hiking China’s Grand Canyon: Pingshanhu

* This post contains some affiliate links. Spires and columns of brick red sandstone stretch out as far as the eye can see. The landscape is dry and arid, the river that once helped carved this massive canyon long since dried up many years ago. Just wind, wildlife, and the occasional tourist flow...

Warmshowers Guest: Yeachan Leo

While Cara was a galavanting around the globe (hanging out in the beautiful Tagong), I had the pleasure of hosting another very interesting Warmshowers guest. It is always enjoyable to host new people, to learn their story, how they make the trip happen, and what their future plans are. Do we all...

10+ Tips for Surviving Life as an Expat Wife

Let’s face it, moving abroad is scary, especially when you’re about to become a trailing spouse. Especially scary for those of us trailing spouses who have quit our jobs to follow our partners around the world. Between the culture shock, the lack of any sort of regular schedule, the l...

Binggou Danxia Photo Tour: A Walk in the Park

Binggou Danxia Geopark is a photographer’s paradise. Sculpted by the forces of nature over millions of years, the now phallic shaped rocks cover an area of 40km in the middle of China’s Gansu Province. Combined with China’s ever famous Rainbow Mountains the two separate parks to...