How to (Realistically) Tour China in a Day

I should probably preface this article by saying that while you can tour China in a day, I’d recommend planning a longer trip. That said, you can still accomplish quite a bit during a full day tour. I opted to book through Viator, as I’ve written for their blog over the past few years and

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5 Cultural Ways to Tour Macau

This is a guest post from Jeremy Albelda, who runs The World or Bust and Top Spot Travel. If China has always been somewhere you’ve wanted to go, but you can’t live with the thought of not being able to check your Facebook (ya, it’s banned on Mainland China), you have two options, Hong Kong, or Macau

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Bohemian Shopping in Shanghai

This is a guest post by Ali Dempsey of Global Basecamps. While living in Shanghai from 2002-2006, shopping was one of my favorite pastimes.  Even if you don’t buy anything, just wandering around the markets is a fun adventure and offers insight in the city’s culture. Since 2006, many markets have relocated and shops have shut

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Defending Hostels

This post is by Kay Boatner, one of our contributors. I blame Hostel. You know, the gory 2005 movie about two kids named Paxton and Josh, and their fellow backpackers traveling around Europe that meet a rather disgusting end in a Slovak—you guessed it—hostel. Until recently, the only hostel I had ever stayed in was

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