International Travel, Reblogs, Travel Photography

Paris: A Photo Journey in Autumn and at Christmastime

Originally posted Monday, March 26, 2012 Paris had always been that dream destination ever since I began taking French years ago, yet when I finally began planning to study abroad, I instantly rejected the idea of going to Paris. It was too cosmopolitan to really learn the language and too touristy to get a feel… Read More Paris: A Photo Journey in Autumn and at Christmastime

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northwestern China, and How to Do It

Most people only think of eastern seaboard cities such as Beijing and Shanghai when they think of China. But if you’ve been following my Instagram the past couple of months, you know that there’s much more to the Middle Kingdom. One of my favorite parts of my two-month stay in China this fall was a road… Read More 5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Northwestern China, and How to Do It

International Travel, Reflections, Travel Photography

ZhangYe Danxia, the Rainbow Mountains of China

This is ZhangYe Danxia Geopark in the northwestern Chinese province of Gansu. It’s also known as the Rainbow Mountains of China. This is also ZhangYe Danxia Geopark. In fact, it’s the exact same peak. And oh wait, this is the same place in ZhangYe Danxia Geopark yet again. The only difference, of course, is that… Read More ZhangYe Danxia, the Rainbow Mountains of China

Reblogs, Reflections

The Lost Kids

Originally posted on Friday, October 25, 2013 I call them kids, but they’re not really kids. A lot of them are my age or older. And I call them lost, except many of them are perfectly content as they are. I live in the Haight, a neighborhood in San Francisco that is somewhat known for… Read More The Lost Kids

International Travel, Itineraries & Trip Planning

The Best Hostels Around the World, Accordingly to Travel Bloggers

I adore hostels. While some believe they’re best saved for gap year and college students, I’m firmly in the camp of “hostels for all!” I have met amazing people of all ages in hostels, including those I’ve later visited in their hometowns. Some hostels do indeed fit the old-school image of being grungy and seedy,… Read More The Best Hostels Around the World, Accordingly to Travel Bloggers

International Travel, Travel Photography

Treasures Along the Silk Road: Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Oasis 

From Marco Polo to camels and caravans, stories of the Silk Road have always been full of allure and mystery. So it was with much exuberance that I finally arrived in Dunhuang, located at the former junction of two key routes of the Silk Road network. One of its major draws is something I’ve always… Read More Treasures Along the Silk Road: Mingsha Mountain and Crescent Oasis