4 Day 3 Night Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

When I first found out about Machu Picchu, I was 100% sure I was going to take the train up; hiking never crossed my mind. Years later, I somehow decided it would be cool to trek the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Maybe I wanted a challenge or a sense of accomplishment, or maybe it was purely peer pressure because most people I know had done it. Regardless of why I changed my mind, I’m so glad I did it and want to share with you my journey! Continue reading

China Xitang Sunset

How To Plan A Trip To China

China is a place that everyone should visit at least once. It’s a country with rich history and culture, beautiful landscape and delicious food. But many see China as an exotic destination that’s challenging to travel to mostly because of the language barrier. Having traveled there a few times in recent years, I want to share some tips on how to plan a trip there. Continue reading

What to See, Do, and Eat in Acadia National Park, Maine

If you visit the US, you will want to visit the beautiful national parks outside of big cities. Acadia National Park located in Maine is a really popular choice if you are visiting the East Coast. Or if you live in New York and want to find a long weekend getaway, this is, in my opinion, an amazing choice. Continue reading

Where To Stay: Kozantei Ubuya Near Mt. Fuji

Mt. Fuji is the symbol of Japan, so when we visited Japan I really wanted to stay in a traditional hot spring (onsen) hotel (ryokan) with a view of Mt. Fuji. Most of the hotels near Mt. Fuji offer some sort of “bath” but our stay at Kozantei Ubuya was absolutely the best experience I’ve ever had at a hotel. Continue reading

Beginner’s Guide on How to Plan a Trip to Japan

Recently a lot of friends have been asking me for advice on planning a trip to Japan. Japan is a place that in my opinion everyone should go at least once because it has such an unique culture that you wold not see anywhere else in the world. It is a harmonic mixture of the ancient and the new, the traditional versus western influence, together with a sprinkle of quirkiness. Continue reading