The Family Tour, Part 1: Pittsburgh

In planning our year of travel, we were aware that while we would see so much, there was a lot that we would actually be missing, too. One of those things is our family. Before leaving, we’re trying to visit everyone – to spend some quality family time before we miss them for a year. […]

In Pictures: Beijing

Cost cutting and points

“How can these guys afford all of this travel?” you may be asking yourself. Flights are expensive, and after a few days, hotels can be even more so. After living in New York City for more than five years, Charley and I found ourselves with a lot less in savings than we should have. To […]

The Beginning of a Journey: Beijing

“Hetaoyuan Beili” we said repeatedly, pointing at a piece of paper – a printout of an address, written in Chinese, and provided by our Airbnb host. We had just arrived in Beijing, and had opted for a cab to get into the city. The driver spoke no English. He studied the paper for a bit, […]

Beer in Beijing

Having found ourselves in Beijing, based almost entirely on spontaneity and the discovery of affordable airfare, we turned our attention from exploring the standard tourist sites to finding ourselves some good beer. The craft beer scene in Beijing doesn’t seem to be quite as bustling as a lot of its western counterpart cities, but there […]

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