Travel Recap of 2016, Packed with Tips

Last updated on December 22nd, 2022 at 04:55 pm2016 was a crazy year. Americans selected a self serving celebrity businessman with no political experience to be in charge of the most powerful army in the world. And British people voted to leave the European Union, as many workers struggle with job losses and the effects…

Alex and Bell are standing on a pathed section of the Great Wall of China with mountains and the wall trailing along them in the background

The People of Beijing in Photos

Last updated on May 7th, 2020 at 04:26 am Beijing is a dynamic city with a rich history that spans thousands of years. And with 22 million people, it’s also the world’s 3rd largest city. It’s easier than ever to visit China thanks to increased airline routes, cheaper airfares and a recent 72 hour free…

Advice on Visiting Beijing for 72 Hours

Last updated on April 16th, 2021 at 06:22 amIn 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…

How American Airlines Nearly Cost Us Our Trip to China

Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 06:28 am 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…