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4 Completely Safe Cities For Female Travelers in Asia

I’ve had A LOT of luck when it comes to not being kidnapped or murdered.  23 years and running.  Sometimes I do my research about safe cities for female travelers in Asia, but more often than not, I just head over and basically wing it. Sorry mom.  This list is based on my own personal opinions and observations and NOT based on the horror stories that you read on the…

Paleo Comes To Moka Bros in Beijing!

I’ve been ranting and raving about the benefits of Paleo since 2012. After doing my first 30-day Paleo Challenge, I noticed an immediate difference in my lifestyle, body, and sleeping patterns. For years, I’ve been dealing with poor digestion, a defeated immune system, and severe acne, but after going strict Paleo for 30 days straight, all of these issues were cut in half. My constant flu-like symptoms faded…

Wander Onwards To Qingdao, China

The best way to see China is through mini-vacations. A long weekend here, a major Chinese holiday there. Slowly, but surely, you’ll be making it through the bulk of China mile by mile. Recognize that you’ll never truly see ALL of China. It’s just too damn big, but I’m giving it my best go. After my plans to go to Guilin fell through due to a lack of vacation…

The Truth About Teaching English In China

There are a lot of rumors that fly around about teaching English in China. Scams, exploitation, possible deportation, etc. It gets scary fast! But how can you be sure it’s all true? As someone who was nearly deported in February, I’ve seen it all! The good, the bad, and the downright illegal; but I’m still here. Chipping away at China. Happy as a clam. So here’s 6 things…

Travel Hack: The Collection

It’s incredibly difficult to find decent shoes in China.  There’s a very criteria that needs to be satisfied. 1. Will my high arches collapse if I excessively use them? 2. Can I sprint in them if I’m trying to out-run a predator? 3. Do these shoes make my size 7 feet look more proportional to my 5’8” frame? And most importantly: 4. Do these shoes cost 1/10 of…