Wat Phra Kaeo bangkok

Guarding the Journey

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I admit it, I'm terrible at making travel plans. Between searching for alternatives and second-guessing my choices, I miss out on some deals and...
coastal city shenzhen

Healthy Travels

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We all want to maintain health while traveling--a trip to the hospital is sure way to ruin a vacation. But how can we ensure healthy travels?
thai sign

Inherent Dangers of Travel

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Travel poses many obstacles and dangers. Plenty of travelers have been scammed or pick-pocketed in every country. And then there are those of us who encounter...
sichuan china

Adventures in Bus Travel

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In addition to my train travel adventures, I've taken a few long-distance bus trips. Some were tolerable, but others were absolutely miserable.
shenzhen apartment

The Importance of Expat Communities

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For those of us who move abroad, even for shorter periods of time, expat communities can be an important part of adapting to life in a foreign country.
panama train

Train Travel Adventures

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I've taken quite a few trains around the world. Unfortunately, trains in the US lag behind those of other countries in terms of convenience and cost.
Sun Voyager Iceland

Conversations in Iceland

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I enjoy having conversations with people when I travel, and I found some interesting people to talk with in Iceland.
heavenly lake xinjiang

New Year, New Plans

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Happy 2013! Now that we've all recovered from our New Year's hangovers, we can plan for the year and make those resolutions. Of course,...
passport

Passport Eulogy

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Saying goodbye to my expired passport with multiple visas, stamps, and extra pages.
wat pho

On Cultural and Religious Sensitivity

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Travel -- mostly in Thailand, Malaysia, and China -- has taught me about religions and cultures and how to be more respectful.
Shenzhen Government Building

I Left China Before It Was Cool to Leave

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Over the last couple weeks, blog posts have proclaimed, "I'm leaving China," mostly from long-term expats. I left China well before this exodus trend.
nanshan shenzhen

Americans in China

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Listening to NPR's This American Life featuring Americans in China reminded me that my China experience was different in some ways.
china library

Lessons from Living in China

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After almost four years of living in China, I learned a lot about myself and life in general. Life in China was an important learning experience.
tianchi xinjiang

How Many Steps to Travel?

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I walk a lot when I travel. It's a great way to get to know a city. But I don't walk as much as Jean Béliveau who spent 11 years walking across the earth.
gunung kawi bali

Keeping It Green

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Reflection on sustainability and green living on Earth Day and the impact of travel on the environment. How can we maintain a green lifestyle on the road?