The way that each of us travels is very personal, as is the travel gear and services we use. You may be thinking to yourself, What kind of travel accessories could this guy share that I don't already know about?! Maybe you're right...or maybe you'll be surprised. One thing is for sure: I don't leave home without every single one of these items packed in my bag. We all have our favorite … [Read more...] about 5 Surprising Travel Accessories I Never Thought I’d Love…But I Do
Over the past decade of working as what some label a "travel blogger", I've used all different kinds of blogger services, tools and equipment. Some of these tools have been invaluable resources for online business, but I've had to learn the hard way not just the "which resource" to use but almost as importantly, when I should spend the money to use them. There's a lot of great information … [Read more...] about Travel Blogger Toolkit | Comparing Free vs Paid Online Services
One of the most common questions I receive about VPNs (or "Virtual Private Network") is this: Is it legal to use a VPN in China in 2020? Since China censors the internet using the "Great Firewall of China" to keep people inside the country from accessing different websites like Facebook, Twitter, Google, Gmail, etc., it's no wonder the popularity has surged for the best VPN for … [Read more...] about Is it Legal to Use a VPN in China? The Answer May Surprise You.
Do VPNs still work in China? If you are currently in China, you're probably aware of how difficult it is to connect to a VPN right now. Don't worry - you're not alone. This is a problem people are having all across the country. So what has happened? Do VPNs no longer work in China? Special Note: These past few months have been particularly hard on VPN users in China. With COVID-19, last … [Read more...] about Do VPNs Still Work in China? (as of June 2020)
What is the best VPN for China in 2020? That's a loaded question that often gets met with simple answers from people who have never even lived in China. While there are plenty of options to choose from, I'm aiming to not only let you know what works, but also my exact strategy for how to use a VPN and stay connected in China. June 2020 UpdateAs you may be aware, China has recently been … [Read more...] about Best VPNs for China in 2020 (+my strategy to use them)
If you've ever tried to learn to read Chinese, you know how frustrating it can be! Is it even possible to learn to read and write Chinese without wanting to pull your hair out? Thankfully, I have found that there are ways, and in this Chairman's Bao review, I'll explain how that's possible with the help of special Chinese graded readers. If you are like me, you have spent hours upon … [Read more...] about Learn to Read Chinese & Enjoy It? (Chairman’s Bao Review)