From Kate:

China Travel News October 2014

Fri, 26/09/2014 - 13:46
China Plans to Expand Visa-Free Policy  The Chinese government is considering further expanding its 72-hour visa-free policy to additional areas throughout China, as well as continuing its efforts in expediting visa processing to other areas of China. A 72-hour visa-free policy is currently in place for travelers from the United States, Canada and 49 other Continue Reading

Tokyo Just Got Easier to Visit!

Thu, 29/05/2014 - 17:59
Using the Tokyo Subway Navigation and the unlimited Tokyo subway ticket for foreign tourists is an expensive way to get around Tokyo on your own.  For more info click on the links below.  The Tokyo Metro Starts a Free App “Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourist” Tokyo Subway Navigation for Tourists enables travelers to use the Continue Reading

Cruising Asia with Azamara Club Cruises

Thu, 10/04/2014 - 15:57
After returning from an amazing voyage on the Azamara Quest recently, I wanted to let everyone know about this truly incredible cruise line. Arriving in Asia, imagine boarding your Azamara home away from home to being a relaxing cruise.   There are several countries with long stretches of coastlines that make the idea of cruising in Continue Reading

Treasures from Korea

Fri, 22/11/2013 - 14:36
Treasures from Korea: Arts and Culture of the Joseon Dynasty, 1392-1910 Philadelphia Museum of Art March 2 – May 26, 2014 The Philadelphia Museum of Art is pleased to announce the new year will bring a rare and exciting opportunity for American audiences to see some of Korea’s finest artistic masterpieces of the celebrated Joseon Continue Reading

More on Finding the Right Travel Agent

Fri, 08/11/2013 - 17:19
Questions a travel agent should ask you. The agent should ask you a lot of questions; just to be sure you’re on the same page. Communication is key.  In that conversation, you should share this information and be as specific as possible: Ages and preferences of your party Financial commitment for the trip Primary goal. Continue Reading

I’ve never used a travel agent …

Sat, 02/11/2013 - 15:37
In the past few months I’ve heard from a number of people who said they have never worked with a travel agent.  So the next few blog entries will be devoted to Travel Basics such as Finding a travel agent, questions a travel agent should ask you, when to use a travel agent and the value of Continue Reading

Orphanage Visits in Guangdong Province, China

Thu, 31/10/2013 - 16:31
Adoptive families returning to China with their older adopted children believe that a visit to their child’s orphanage is an integral part of their trip.  Often the families did not get a chance to visit the orphanage on the first visit to China to pick up their child. While being given permission to visit an Continue Reading

Escorted Tours to China

Sat, 27/07/2013 - 17:29
If you are one of those travelers who insist on traveling in a group to a foreign destination, one of the best tours companies offering escorted tours to China has to be Wendy Wu Tours.  Wendy Wu Tours has been in business a number of years but has offered tours to US clients for only Continue Reading

Culinary Tour of China

Fri, 12/04/2013 - 19:38
Major tour operators are getting into the Culinary Tourism business.  This came across my email recently from a well-known tour operator and provides an interesting overview of Chinese cuisine.   Not for the true foodie or professional cook, but good for beginners who want to add an culinary aspect to their tour of China. Culinary Tour is Continue Reading

Free! Free! If it seems to good to be true …

Mon, 18/02/2013 - 18:33
We’ve all heard that warning and in this case I’m referring to two different travel companies that are offering “Kids Travel Free” for Motherland or Heritage Tours to China.  Specifically the “free” means one adopted child in the family travels for free on the China itinerary when traveling with two adults sharing one room. This Continue Reading