City Explorations: Beijing, China

City Explorations: Beijing, China

Elizabeth and I had a great time exploring Beijing. We managed to see all of the major sights in just a few days without feeling completely rushed. I know a lot of people have no desire to visit China, but there's so much ancient history and culture there I think you have to go at least once.

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Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Review: JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central

Our flight on Delta's brand new A350 landed in Beijing just after 3:00 PM. Elizabeth and I made our way through immigration, customs, and then to the official taxi queue. I did some research prior to our arrival and found out that it’s best to have the address of your hotel in Chinese symbols to avoid confusion. Luckily, a representative from the JW Marriott Hotel Beijing Central had e-mailed me before our stay and their address was listed in his signature. Elizabeth and I printed it off, gave it to our taxi driver, and it worked like a charm.

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Quirky Things You Should Know About China

Quirky Things You Should Know About China

China is the first country I've visited where it felt completely foreign. There were definitely a handful of occasions where I thought to myself "What the hell is going on here?" That's why I decided to compile this list of quirky things you should know about China. Hopefully my list can help take some of the shock value out of your first trip to the Chinese mainland. I'd like to preface by saying that I am not an expert on China or Chinese Culture. My thoughts below are just those of an ignorant American visiting for the first time.

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First Impressions of Beijing, China

First Impressions of Beijing, China

Beijing is truly a remarkable city. There is so much history here and no shortage of things to see and do. If you truly want to maximize your Beijing experience I suggest you start brushing up on your Mandarin. If you could speak the language I'm sure Beijing would be right up there with the greatest cities in the world.

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How to Take Advantage of Changes to a Flight Schedule

How to Take Advantage of Changes to a Flight Schedule

Have you ever felt that little moment of panic after you receive an e-mail about a change to your flight schedule? For those two minutes you think your trip is a ruined and all hope is lost. After you realize there was only a 15 minute change to your arrival time, then the panic subsides and you move on, right? Wrong . This is where the savvy traveler takes advantage.

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2018 Travel Plans: Beijing, China

2018 Travel Plans: Beijing, China

China has been at the top of my "Bucket List" for awhile. I tentatively planned to visit in 2016, but things fell through and I ended up going to Sydney, Australia instead. Well, I've finally made good on my promise to get back. Elizabeth and I are all booked to go to Beijing in April!

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