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    How I Know a Favorite Place

    Whenever someone asks me what my favorite place is, that question is somehow inexplicably linked to the questions of how I know what my favorite place and why I travel. When you fall in love with a place, there is a moment where you can feel the location speaking to you. The character of the place is like no other place on the planet and the world is encapsulated with you, where you are, and the people around you.

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    Xian, China: Guided Tour of the Terracotta Warriors

    One of the first things that needed to be done when we arrived in Xian was to get signed up for a tour of the Terracotta Warriors.

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    Xian, China: Exploring the OLD Capital

    During my time working in China, we had several three day weekends that were part of our vacation days. One of these weekends happened to fall during the first weekend of June.

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  • Tourists at Beijing's Lama Temple

    Travel in China during Chinese New Year

    Thinking of traveling within China for Chinese New Year? One word: DON’T! It is absolutely one of the worst times to travel within China. For Americans, think of Thanksgiving travel but multiply the amount of people at the airport, train stations, and bus stations by...

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  • A view of Hua Shan's west peak

    Postcard: Hua Mountain, China

    Out of the five sacred mountains in China, according to Daoist tradition, Hua Shan in the Shaanxi province is known as one of the most dangerous hiking trails in China. If not the world.

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