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Hunting for Cherry Blossoms in Beijing

Given the fact that I grew up in San Diego and spent the past three years living and traveling in…

beijing yuyuantan park cherry blossoms (1 of 1)

This Expat Life: Month 20 (Beijing)

After moving abroad I started compiling monthly roundup posts about life as an expat in Asia and all the nitty gritty that…

Happy Blogiversary – Travel Lush Turns Two!

Jeez, I can’t believe it’s been a full year since my first blogiversary!  And I seriously can’t believe how much…

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5 Fun & Weird Things to Do in Phnom Penh

Anyone who has traveled to Southeast Asia knows that Phnom Penh isn’t considered one of the region’s top destinations.  Most travelers…

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This Expat Life: Month 19 (Beijing)

Whenever Aaron and I fly from LAX to Asia, we always head straight to the airport bar, grab a beer…

Forbidden City

Beijing, You’re Not So Scary After All!

China wasn’t my first choice of countries to live in.  Not even close.  In all of my 14 years of…

vegetarian food in phnom penh

Where to Find Amazing Vegetarian Food in Phnom Penh

It’s now been a little over three weeks since I moved out of my apartment in Phnom Penh and flew…

Leucadia sign

This Expat Life: Month 18

After moving abroad I started compiling monthly roundup posts about life as an expat in Asia and all the nitty gritty that…

Beijing Lonely Planet

I’m Moving to China!

So the suspense is finally over.  Come February I am moving to China!  Beijing to be exact. Looking back over…

elephant phnom penh

This Expat Life: Month 17 + I’m Moving!

After moving abroad I started compiling monthly roundup posts about life as an expat in Southeast Asia and all the nitty gritty…