The first time I heard about Yellow Mountain (“Huangshan”) was when my dad showed me an old black-and-white photo in which he, a then-7-year-old boy, stood in front of a gray mountain and grinned widely.
To fully immersed in a foreign culture, you want to eat like locals, shop like locals, and play like locals. But what about accommodation? Now with the option of Airbnb, visitors can live like locals.
Traveling to a foreign country without knowing their language could be daunting. That is exactly how we felt when we arrived in Japan.
If someone wants to make a movie of five thousand years of Chinese history, half of the scenes would (arguably) be shot in Xi’an, the capital of 13 dynasties in ancient China. Xi’an is famed for its historical significance and laced with relics of ancient treasure.
Every time we visited China, we flew in and out from Beijing Airport and had never thought to explore around the airport area. This time, on the night before we departed from Beijing,
A combination of a chocolate factory, a water-park, and an amusement park, Hershey Park is an ideal place for vacation.
It was May, but the chilly breeze in Minnesota still reminded me of the last trace of winter. I visited Minneapolis, MN, for a conference this spring and was impressed by the beauty and serenity of the city.
In April, we had a chance to tour the city of Miami while we waited for our flight home after a four-day cruise vacation in Bahama.
This past spring break we took a four-day cruise trip to the Bahamian islands from Miami. The cruise ship was called the Carnival Sensation.
Young twigs and flower buds poke
out of barren branches.
Gentle breeze sprinkles
colors on early leafing cherry trees.