Bag-Down Travel

There are many ways to travel. You can backpack across a land, hopping from interesting, semi-convenient spot to the next. You could pack a huge suitcase and treat one city as a hub and bounce from place to place. You might book a trip through a tour guide. You might take family to a domestic... Continue Reading →

¿Cómo es viajar a Corea del Norte?

When I set out to China for the first time and began chronicling my journeys, I never in my wildest dreams imagined I'd have an article translated into Spanish about a marathon I ran in Pyongyang, North Korea. And yet, here I am! Check out the link below to a Spanish-language blog Dot a Dot,... Continue Reading →

Saudades for Beijing

One thing I love about language is each one has its own system that in some ways is only understood from a lens of the culture from which it was made. English is awesome because it accepts words so easily from other languages and is often quite malleable despite its often ridiculous grammar. Language is... Continue Reading →

Plumes of Black Smoke

Smog is bad, yes? We can all agree on that? Good. Some smog is egregious, as in New Delhi where you can feel particulate pollution down the ole windpipe. That’s not good. There’s also Beijing, where finding a good restaurant is more dependent on echolocation than Google Maps. Then there’s smog in the US, which... Continue Reading →

Top 5 Places to See in China

This is my Top 5 List of Things to See in China if You Can’t Go Anywhere Else. There’s pithier ways to describe this list, but I elected for this. I tried to choose 5 places that were distinct enough to create a cohesive list. If you want to truly understand China, then you should... Continue Reading →

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