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How to get a Chinese Visa at the San Francisco Chinese Consulate successfully and with minimal pain

After wasting 5 painstaking hours of my life standing in line only to be turned away, I am sharing the secrets of obtaining a Chinese Visa in SF!

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3 secrets to travel more in the new year

  Think outside of the box: Destination Bingo! Going to Rome? Did you know flying directly to Rome may not be the cheapest option? In fact, by flying to another city and using Europe’s budget airlines to get to Rome, you could save hundreds! So, for example, it may be cheaper to fly to Berlin… Continue reading 3 secrets to travel more in the new year

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11 reasons to travel abroad NOW

While a nice visit to a Florida Beach with your inner tube and paddle ball set definitely qualifies as a “vacation,” there is much more of the world to explore beyond our own borders. While some may find a visit out of the U.S. to be “out of their comfort zone” a visit abroad can… Continue reading 11 reasons to travel abroad NOW

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10 things you need in your carry-on

Headed across the pond to Europe or another country? Feelings of excitement and thrill may be hitting you now as your vacation dates rapidly approach. The trip itself may be all planned out to the very last detail, but what about that dreaded overseas flight? Well, the overseas flight does not have to take away… Continue reading 10 things you need in your carry-on

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A short stop in Brunei: Must do’s

It isn’t any wonder why Brunei attracts visitors from all over the world. While it may be a less known Asian destination, it should be included in your Asian vacation destinations. Brunei resides on the island of Borneo, an island well-known by nature enthusiasts for its biological diversity. The rainforests there are simply a must-visit.… Continue reading A short stop in Brunei: Must do’s

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Siem Reap, Cambodia: 10 things to know before you go

A visit to one of the most mystical places on Earth featuring temples visited by the likes of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider definitely draws tourists to Cambodia from all over the world. Offering mystical temples, a peek into simple life on the land, and friendly hospitality all make Siem Reap, Cambodia a place worth stamping… Continue reading Siem Reap, Cambodia: 10 things to know before you go

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Phuket, Thailand and all its life-changing wonders

The land of smiles promises to bring a smile to the heart of any and every traveler, no matter which part of Thailand is visited. Phuket is no exception. This tropical paradise has so much more to offer than just a t-shirt that tempts friends at home to mispronounce the name. Phuket takes travelers on… Continue reading Phuket, Thailand and all its life-changing wonders