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.

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

Harrisburg, the capital of Pennsylvania, is a charming town with a rich history. Situated on the Susquehanna River, Harrisburg has a small-town feel that makes you feel welcome. Plus, its plentiful fun activities and places to eat make it a great destination for a weekend getaway or a stop on your East Coast road trip itinerary.

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12 Fun Things to Do in Harrisburg, PA

President Theodore Roosevelt once remarked that the Pennsylvania State Capitol was the “handsomest building [he] ever saw”. As you drive into Harrisburg and catch site of the gleaming gilded bronze dome, you’ll be intrigued. However, once you enter this opulently-designed capitol for the free tour, you’ll quickly realize why the president made such a claim. Let me show you why PA’s beautiful capitol is a must-see building on your next East Coast road trip!

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Touring the Beautiful Pennsylvania State Capitol Building

As other countries return to a semblance of normal, Hong Kong’s quarantine policies continue making it onerous to travel to the city. Recently returned to Hong Kong from the U.S., I’m in my third week of a 21-day hotel quarantine. So, it’s the perfect time to share a detailed look into my travel and quarantine experience with helpful tips and lessons learned along the way.

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21-Day Hotel Quarantine in Hong Kong: Everything You Want to Know

Nestled in the cozy Hebe Haven, or Pak Sha Wan, neighborhood of Hong Kong with a stunning waterfront location, The Pier Hotel is an excellent place to relax for a couple days. Nearby to hiking trails, beaches, plus delicious restaurants in Sai Kung Town, you can have a quiet getaway without sacrificing comfort. In this article, I’ll review our recent stay at The Pier Hotel so you can see what it’s like to stay there.

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Our Stay at The Pier Hotel in Sai Kung – A Review

The Tai Tan Country Trail in Sai Kung’s West Country Park is a gorgeous, easy hike that’s perfect for summer. With stunning views of turquoise waters and the verdant green hills of Sai Kung, this hike highlights Hong Kong’s incredible natural beauty. Although best enjoyed on a sunny day, we hiked it during our recent rainy staycation in Sai Kung. In spite of the rain, it was a beautiful hike that I’ll share with you, plus provide tips for hiking it in wet conditions.

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Hiking the Tai Tan Country Trail on a Rainy Day in Sai Kung

With its fishing villages, lush green parks full of hiking trails, and pristine beaches, Sai Kung is a world away from Central Hong Kong. As a result, it’s a perfect spot for Hong Kong residents and visitors alike to get outside the urban core and discover some of Hong Kong’s hidden gems. In this 3-day itinerary, I’ll show you what to do and where to eat in Sai Kung to have a fun-filled trip!

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A Fun-Filled 3-Day Itinerary in Sai Kung, Hong Kong

Boasting of 22 miles of gorgeous coastline, Jacksonville Beach, Florida is a fantastic destination for a beach vacation. Whether you’re planning a trip for the whole family or a couples’ getaway, you’ll find a wide variety of beach rentals from which to choose. To help you start your search, I’ve curated this list of beautiful, highly-rated beach vacation rentals in Jacksonville, FL.

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11 Beautiful Beach Vacation Rentals in Jacksonville, FL

On the western end of Hong Kong Island, Kennedy Town is a vibrant, seaside neighborhood with great coffee shops, parks, and delicious food. Convenient to central Hong Kong, it’s a great place to live or just explore for a day. In this neighborhood guide, I’ll show you what you should do to make the most of one day in Kennedy Town. Plus, share my favorite places to eat and drink in K-Town!

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How to Spend the Day in Kennedy Town, Hong Kong

Whether you’re looking for a weekend getaway from Washington, DC or are on a Virginia road trip, visiting a winery in Northern Virginia is a guaranteed fun time. Stop for a wine tasting, buy a bottle to go, or enjoy a picnic while admiring vineyard views as you discover delicious Virginia wines. If you’re a wine lover, you’ll surely enjoy these spectacular Northern Virginia wineries and vineyards!

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15 Spectacular Wineries to Visit in Northern Virginia

Just a short drive from Washington, DC, Northern Virginia’s wine country is a picturesque spot offering the perfect escape from everyday life. Whether you’re looking for a romantic getaway, a family vacation, or a trip with friends, finding the right place to stay only enhances the experience. To help you find the best accommodations, I’ve curated a list of amazing Northern Virginia vacation rentals and Airbnbs in the heart of wine country.

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21 Amazing Airbnb & Vacation Rentals in Northern Virginia’s Wine Country

Despite living in Hong Kong for three years, I’d never really explored the Tseung Kwan O area until last month. Tseung Kwan O (abbreviated TKO) is one of nine new towns built on reclaimed land in the northern part of Junk Bay in southeastern New Territories. Upon first glance, it’s just a bunch of tall skyscrapers built upon a spiderweb of shopping malls. But after living in Tseung Kwan O for a month, I found a wealth of fun things to do which I believe make this Hong Kong neighborhood worth a visit!

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12 Fun Things to Do in Tseung Kwan O

The Sunset Peak hike from Tung Chung Station to Pak Kung Au is a challenging trail which takes you up into Lantau Island’s rolling hills and past several beautiful peaks. As you climb, you’ll have incredible 360-degree views, including Hong Kong International Airport, nearby islands, and the sea. Use this hiking guide for tips on how to climb Hong Kong’s third-highest peak!

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Sunset Peak Hike from Tung Chung to Pak Kung Au

Traverse City is a charming, small town located in northern Michigan at the foot of Grand Traverse Bay. A picturesque spot in all seasons with plenty of outdoor activities all year round, it’s a great spot to get away and relax on a trip to Michigan. To help you find the perfect place to stay, I’ve put together this list of awesome Airbnb stays near Traverse City.

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11 Awesome Airbnb Stays near Traverse City, Michigan

Climbing Ma On Shan peak is a fantastic challenge for hikers in Hong Kong. An adventurous, steep, rocky trail with stunning 360-degree views from several peaks, this trail will get your heart racing! In this guide, I’ll show you how to hike from Ma On Shan to Sai Kung by way of two notable Hong Kong peaks – the Hunch Backs and Ma On Shan.

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Ma On Shan Hike: An Adventurous Trek to Sai Kung

Do you live in DC and need a weekend getaway? Or, are you thinking about taking an East Coast road trip in the DC area? Well, these incredible destinations would be perfect for your itinerary! They are all within a 3-hour drive (without traffic) from downtown Washington, DC which makes them convenient weekend trips. With a variety of opportunities to get out in nature, taste culinary delights, delve into history, or just lounge on the beach – there’s a little something for everyone!

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15 Wonderful Weekend Road Trips from DC

As the days grew colder in Hong Kong, I knew it was time to hike one of those tall peaks in New Territories. So a couple days before the new year, we set out to tackle Tai Mo Shan – the tallest peak in Hong Kong! A steep climb, incredible views, and LOTS of wind – climbing Tai Mo Shan is certainly an adventure. In this guide, I’ll share our route and other tips for hiking this epic Hong Kong trail.

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Tai Mo Shan Hike – Tallest Peak in Hong Kong

The Lion Rock hike is famous in Hong Kong for the incredible views you’ll find atop the steep rocky cliffs which from afar resemble a lion. On a clear day, you’ll be amazed at the panoramic views of Kowloon and Hong Kong Island from this picturesque trail. In this hiking guide, I’ll show you how to hike up Lion Rock then continue along the trail to Beacon Hill.

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Guide to the Lion Rock Hike in Hong Kong

Hiking on the High Junk Peak Country Trail in Clear Water Bay, you’ll experience a picturesque trail offering incredible 360-degree views of the sea as well as Hong Kong’s eastern neighborhoods. Due to a steep climb up High Junk Peak, it can be a challenging hike. However, give it a try and I think you’ll agree that it’s well worth the effort! Follow this guide for my tips on hiking to High Junk Peak as well as how to get to the trailhead in Clear Water Bay Country Park.

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Guide to the High Junk Peak Hike in Clear Water Bay

Since the end of 2020 is drawing near and international travel still seems like a distant dream, another staycation treat in Hong Kong was in order. For our second staycation, my friend and I chose The Peninsula Hong Kong. This historic hotel on the Kowloon Peninsula is known for its colonial elegance and luxury. Combine that with an incredible staycation + dining package deal and we couldn’t resist! In this post, I’ll share my staycation experience and overall review of The Peninsula Hong Kong.

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A Splendid Staycation at The Peninsula Hong Kong

It’s hard to believe, but this week we’re celebrating three years of living in Hong Kong! On October 28, 2017, we boarded a Cathay Pacific flight bound for Hong Kong to begin our expat adventure. Needless to say, it’s been an eventful three years and time has flown by. To mark this three-year expat anniversary, I’m sharing a few fun reasons why I love living in Hong Kong.

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10 Reasons I Love Living in Hong Kong

A challenging trail with stunning views, the hike from Discovery Bay to Mui Wo on the Lo Fu Tau Country Trail is a Lantau Island gem. Connecting two of Lantau’s eastern towns, this trail takes you up into the mountains and provides 360-degree views of the South China Sea and Hong Kong. In this guide, I’ll show you the route we took for this amazing Hong Kong hike.

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Hiking Discovery Bay to Mui Wo on the Lo Fu Tau Country Trail

Despite living in Hong Kong for almost three years, until recently, I still hadn’t been to the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery in Sha Tin. A few weeks ago, Jeremy and I decided to fix that and take a day trip up to Sha Tin to explore. In this post, I’ll share our day trip itinerary, as well as what to expect when visiting the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery.

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Exploring the Ten Thousand Buddhas Monastery and Sha Tin

Despite being a large, modern city, Singapore offers a wide variety of activities for an outdoor lover. From nature parks to interesting street art to open-air hawker centres, you can easily fill your days in Singapore’s steamy, tropical outdoors.

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14 Perfect Activities for an Outdoor Lover in Singapore

As 2020 crawls along, the coronavirus continues to make international travel difficult. If you’re used to traveling frequently, you probably agree with me that it’s been strange to be stuck at home for so long. A couple weeks ago, a friend and I decided to break out of our routines with a staycation at the Mandarin Oriental in Central Hong Kong! I’ll share our experience so you can decide whether this is a treat you’d like to try for yourself!

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Luxurious Staycation at the Mandarin Oriental in Hong Kong

If you’re feeling restless to travel and dreaming about all the places you want to go next – you’re not alone. But since I’m grounded for the moment, I’ve been looking back at previous trips, reliving some fun memories. In doing so, I’ve compiled a list of memorable activities from my travels around Asia that I’d recommend for visitors. If you’re already thinking about your next trip to Asia, perhaps you’ll be inspired to add some of these memorable activities to your bucket list for future travels!

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28 Memorable Activities in Asia for Your Bucket List