What Are the Best Olympic Cities to Visit?

Amid controversies over viruses, pollution, and doping, the 2016 Rio Olympics are underway. But for all the criticism and second guessing that Brazil has faced, once the games begin, the spotlight is where it should be: on the athletes and the culture of the host nation. Many also questioned whether Athens could pull off a…

Advice on Visiting Beijing for 72 Hours

In February, 2016, we made our first trip to China via the little known free 72 hour Chinese transit visa on our way to Australia. We bought two roundtrip tickets, one from Boston to Beijing on American Airlines for just $600, and two additional roundtrip tickets from Beijing to Melbourne on Air Asia for $650. By…

How American Airlines Nearly Cost Us Our Trip to China

Did you know that you don’t need a tourist visa for China if you plan a short trip carefully? Since 2013, in an effort to open the country to tourism, the Chinese government has implemented a free 72-hour transit visa rule. Though the rules have some major restrictions, in that you cannot change planes in…