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Hello and thanks for stopping by! I'm Becky - a travel blogger and outdoor lover from the U.S. living the expat life in Hong Kong. 

On my blog, you’ll find a range of articles from accommodation & hiking guides to city itineraries with a focus on outdoor explorations. All are packed with plenty of tips to help you plan your next trip!

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April 20, 2024

A majestic city rising up from the Mondego River, Coimbra is a not only picturesque, but has a rich history and cultural importance in Portugal. You may have stumbled across this article by wondering, is Coimbra worth visiting? My answer is, absolutely! During our trip, I fell in love with this charming city. In this article, I’ll share a few reasons why I think you visit Coimbra. Plus, I’ve included our full 1-day itinerary in Coimbra for inspiration.

5 Reasons Why You Should Visit Coimbra, Portugal

April 2, 2024

The Douro Valley, with its beautiful vineyard-terraced hills cradling the winding Douro River, is a magnificent gem in Portugal. Most visitors are drawn to this area for the delicious wine and port produced in the region. However, driving through this incredible landscape, you’ll be in awe of the views and fall in love with its charming villages as well. In this article, I’ll share tips for planning a trip to the Douro Valley, as well as a sample itinerary to give you ideas for your next holiday.

How to Plan an Unforgettable Trip to the Douro Valley

March 8, 2024

For port wine enthusiasts, spending a couple of days in beautiful Porto is a must on a trip to Portugal. This charming, medieval city looks like it’s straight out of a fairy tale and boasts stunning architecture, delicious cuisine, and of course, lots of port wine. Even if you don’t drink port, I believe this lovely city will captivate you. In this article, I’ll share some of the wonderful things you can do for 2 fun-filled days in Porto.

2 Days in Porto – A Complete Itinerary

January 25, 2024

Planning a holiday to Koh Samui, one of Thailand’s lush tropical islands, is an exciting task and choosing the perfect place to stay is a large part of it. Whether you’re looking for a 5-star luxury resort, affordable beach hotel, or a secluded jungle hideaway, Koh Samui has plenty of beautiful accommodations from which to choose. With so many options, it can be an overwhelming search. To help you get started, I’ve curated a list of highly-rated Samui accommodations, with a few options for every budget.

18 Beautiful Places to Stay in Koh Samui, Thailand

January 15, 2024

When visiting Portugal, Lisbon should be at the top of your list of places to see. With a rich history, plus stunning architecture and tilework, charming alleyways, and gorgeous viewpoints around the city, it’s an aesthetically lovely place. Its delicious gastronomy and welcoming atmosphere further enhance the city’s appeal and made it a fantastic place to spend a few days. In this article, I’ll walk you through our Lisbon itinerary and give plenty of food and drink recommendations to inspire you.

4 Days in Lisbon, Portugal – A Complete Itinerary

January 10, 2024

When you think of Koh Samui, you most likely picture tropical beaches or sipping a Mai Tai by the pool at a fancy resort. And while Samui is a great place to indulge in those things, if you head inland to the lush jungle, you can also discover many beautiful waterfalls. In this article, I’ll show you how to get to the 4 incredible waterfalls we visited on our last trip to Koh Samui.

4 Incredible Waterfalls to See in Koh Samui


June 26, 2024

A dynamic and vibrant place unlike any other in the world, Hong Kong, and its many contrasts, are fascinating to explore. Despite its small size, you can experience both the chaotic energy of a densely-populated city, but can also get away from all of that in its country parks to enjoy incredible natural beauty. Living in Hong Kong for 6.5 years, I’ve played tour guide to lots of friends and family. Now, I’m sharing this 5-day Hong Kong itinerary and complete guide to help you fall in love with this amazing city.

5 Days in Hong Kong: An Expat’s Complete Guide and Itinerary

December 11, 2023

Known as the “Las Vegas of the East” with its glitzy casinos, Macau is a famous gambling destination. If casinos are your thing, then you’ll enjoy exploring that side of Macau. As for me, I prefer exploring its historic streets. Wandering through the small cobblestoned streets, admiring the architecture, and sampling delicious food is my favorite way to see Macau on a day trip from Hong Kong. In this article, I’ll share my one-day itinerary for discovering historic Macau.

How to See Historic Macau on a Day Trip from Hong Kong

March 24, 2022

Hiking to Lantau Peak via the Middle Dog Teeth Range is a fantastic adventure for experienced hikers in Hong Kong. This short, yet steep hike offers incredible views as you scramble up the rocky and exposed trail to Hong Kong’s second highest peak. As one of the most difficult hikes in Hong Kong, it’s not for everyone. But if you love a challenge, this hike on Lantau Island might be perfect for you!

Lantau Peak Hike via the Middle Dog Teeth Ridge

December 14, 2021

On a cool, clear Saturday morning, we set out on another hiking adventure. This time, we’d tackle the Kai Kung Leng hike near Yuen Long. A steep and exposed trail, it offers epic 360-degree views for almost the entire hike. And so far, it’s the best view of the Shenzhen skyline that I’ve found in Hong Kong! In this article, I’ll show you how to hike this incredibly scenic trail in Lam Tsuen Country Park.

Kai Kung Leng (Rooster Ridge) Hike in Lam Tsuen Country Park

November 26, 2021

Because most Hong Kong hikes tend to head straight up a mountain with steep stairs, it’s a rare occurrence to find a flat, easy trail. But that’s what the Fung Hang Family Walk in northern New Territories is. Not only that, but this dog-friendly hike has beautiful views of Starling Inlet and the Yantian District of Shenzhen. It’s a perfect way for the whole family to enjoy some time in nature.

An Easy, Dog-Friendly Hike on the Fung Hang Family Walk


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