Happy Mother’s Day!

Because it's Mother's Day, I think this picture from Thailand belongs here, even though I can't explain it. I figure my mom will at...
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Road to Songpan

The May Day holiday has come and gone in China. Of course, here in America we like to celebrate our Labor Day in September...with...
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Company Outings in Shenzhen

Factory workers in Shenzhen enjoying a barbecue at Dameisha during the national holiday.
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Slithering into a New Year

The Chinese New Year is upon us! It's the year of the snake, which probably means that a lot of people in China will...
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Black Friday

I have a confession to make. I'm a terrible consumer. I hate shopping. Crowds are even worse. Combine all that on Black Friday and...

Holiday Crowds in China

Traveling in China during any national holiday means that you will encounter huge crowds of people no matter where you go.

Mid-Autumn Travel

This Sunday is Mid-Autumn Festival (中秋节) in China, and this year it coincides with the October 1 national holiday, which means the entire country...
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Party Crashing

It was a pleasant coincidence that I booked my trip to Halifax during Canada Day celebrations. I also visited Montreal last year during a...
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Double the Independence

A trip to Halifax to enjoy Canada Day on July 1 before returning to the US to enjoy American Independence Day on July 4.

Spring Break Travel

It's spring break in New Jersey -- for some reason, my college's break begins on a Friday, so anyone who has class on Fridays...
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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

It's St. Patrick's Day and the bars are already packed (at least, I assume so). The sun is shining and the spring temperatures have...
Luang Prabang Laos

Is It Spring Break Yet?

One of the advantages of teaching at a college is that I have more vacation time. Unfortunately, I don't work at a college that...
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Happy Dragon

新年快乐! Happy New Year to everyone celebrating the Year of the Dragon. I have a lot of fond memories of celebrating Spring Festival in China....