Author: <span class="vcard">Lauren</span>

Ultimate Guide To Using VPN In China

Ultimate Guide To Using VPN In China

Before we moved to China, my husband told me we would be using VPN to get around the infamous Great Firewall. My first reaction was “Isn’t that illegal?!” I’m still not 100% sure how to answer that question, but fast forward to just a few […]

Beijing vs Shanghai

Beijing vs Shanghai

Headed to China soon and trying to decide between Beijing and Shanghai? Or have you been to both and you’re ready to defend your favorite in the comments? Welcome to the Beijing vs Shanghai Ultimate Throwdown! Quick Disclaimer: My time in Shanghai was limited to […]

How To Bike In China

How To Bike In China

So you want to learn how to bike in China? The safest way to bike is like a local, and this is your step by step guide to getting there! Don’t feel like reading? Click the image below to get all the same info in […]

10 Must-Try Chinese Dishes

10 Must-Try Chinese Dishes

I’ve been saving tons of vegan recipes on Pinterest lately to try out in my new kitchen (AHHH!!), but I can’t help but reminisce about what I used to eat while I was living in China. Here is a list of 10 things I think every foodie […]

China Photo Diary

China Photo Diary

My 2016 was spent almost entirely in China. Despite having been back in the US for two months now, I’m still struggling to explain what my year was like. My hope is that this hand crafted photo series will give you a better explanation than words […]

33 Gifts Travelers Actually Want

33 Gifts Travelers Actually Want

I did a lot of traveling in 2016. Along the way I figured out what makes a nomadic lifestyle feel luxurious, and what gets thrown away in the hostel dumpster. I take forever to replace things that desperately need replacing and I’m constantly getting rid of […]

Moving Home After Living In China

Moving Home After Living In China

On February 15, 2016, my husband and I moved to Nanjing, China. It’s been exactly 38 weeks since that day and I’m writing this in my Beijing apartment, preparing to go back to the US in just a few days. Why I Came To China […]

100 Enouraging Ideas

100 Enouraging Ideas

I’ve uploaded 100 videos to my YouTube channel! To celebrate, I challenged myself by putting together the most encouraging list I’ve ever crafted. Click the photo below to watch the video, or scroll through for Pinterest-worthy pics and 100 encouraging ideas! 1. “Close your eyes and […]

7 Unique Things To Do In Nanjing

7 Unique Things To Do In Nanjing

I spent 5 months as a professional explorer of Nanjing, and came up with this list of only-in-Nanjing experiences you need to check out while you’re in town! If you don’t have a hotel booked yet, I HIGHLY recommend this one! It’s budget-friendly, clean, modern, and not […]

Ultimate One Day Angkor Guide

Ultimate One Day Angkor Guide

Visiting the temples at Angkor Wat is an incredible experience, but at 154 mi² with over 50 temples, planning a visit to this ancient city is overwhelming. This guide is a way for me to virtually hold your hand, comfort you like a childhood blanket, and help you […]