A Guide to Christmas in Hong Kong – What to Do and See?

Although it’s not traditionally a Chinese holiday–Hong Kongers love to celebrate Christmas. Forget decking the halls, the whole city becomes transformed with giant Christmas trees, holiday lights and mall displays galore. Many of the most popular tourist places also hold special Christmas events. And while you certainly won’t find a White Christmas here, you won’t find a lack […]

Chicago Winter: Blissful or Brutal?

You may have missed the Christkindlmarket or Christmas shopping on the Magnificent Mile, but visiting Chicago after Christmas still leaves plenty of fun winter activities to do. Despite the fact that I hate winter (I just don’t mix well with snow and cold), visiting downtown Chicago during this time is my absolute favorite and something I do every year–with the […]


Every year thousands of people visit Thailand. Tours have become one of the most popular ways to see and do things around the country. When in popular tourist areas such as Bangkok or Phuket, you can’t walk more than a block without passing multiple tour agencies. Every tour offers a slightly different itinerary and price–it […]


Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is unexpectedly from the Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt in Japan. Christkindlmarkts are popular during the holidays and seem to find themselves in every major city in the western world. Growing up it became tradition to pay a visit to the one held downtown Chicago, and […]