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Posts Categorized / Tourism

The Evolving World of a Location Independent Entrepreneur

March 24, 2014 | Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneurship & Business, Traveling | by TofflerN

Big thanks to Dan Andrews (@TropicalMBA) over at Tropical MBA for letting me re-post his super insightful comments about the evolving landscape of what it means, and the advantages of, being a location independent entrepreneur, particularly in Asia. I loved the way he articulated the changes and advantages of living and running your business overseas.  Succinct, to the […]

My Passport is Feeling Neglected

October 4, 2012 | Entrepreneurship, Traveling, Wellness | by TofflerN

After the year that 2011 was, where I didn’t stay in any place longer than 4 months and I often didn’t know where I’d call home the next month or even the next week, 2012 has been a HUGE contrast.  I haven’t left the US since I returned in early January this year. ‘Home’ has […]

Solo v. Organized Travel

June 27, 2011 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

As I get ready to head on a new series adventures, starting with a month travel around Europe, I’ve realized I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time in the planning and getting ready. I’ve spent time researching trains, flights, buses, ferries, booking apartments on AirBnB, figuring out how the RailnFly card works in Frankfurt when […]

Booking flights between random and far destinations

April 17, 2011 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

Once I decided on my plan for jumping from Asia to Europe and then back to Asia this summer, the next step is to figure out flights.  Hangzhou or just Shanghai to Europe (Germany) is easy, but after that not so much. Trying to find flights between such random places as Madrid to Bali, Indonesia […]

Europe! And my 2011 plans until November

March 28, 2011 | Tourism, Traveling, Wellness | by TofflerN

While my last post summarized 2010 and only hinted at 2011, now I’m ready to start explaining what’s going on this year. As you can see on my new health and herbs blog, the first 6 months of this year have been and will be (almost) entirely focused on studying Traditional Chinese Medicine.  I’ve decided […]

A brief summary of March to December 2010

March: After returning to Shanghai after the Olympics, I decided I wanted to work for the 2010 Shanghai World Expo.  So I left italki and made Expo my mission. Success! March-May: I took my first Traditional Chinese Medicine Class and a photography class at the Expat Learning Center. March-November: I worked for Aden Services on […]

Vancouver Olympics, My Day 2 and 3

March 6, 2010 | Tourism, Uncategorized | by TofflerN

Day 2:  February 18 After all the excitement of Day 1, Day 2 was a little bit slower.  In the afternoon there was a Canada Hockey game for which some Canada Hockey fans had organized a hockey Tweetup.  Yes, its just what it sounds like, lots of people on twitter sit around a big screen […]

Vancouver Olympics, Day 1

February 18, 2010 | Tourism | by TofflerN

Yesterday was my first day at the Olympics and it was amazing!  The day started out with a photo walk around downtown taking pictures of the Olympic flame, then down to Robson Square to see the Chinese gold and silver medal pairs figure skating champions do brief performances.  Canada’s national youth skaters also performed, with […]

Worlds Best City Views

September 9, 2009 | Tourism, Traveling | by TofflerN

I love cities, and I especially love them at night when they’re lit up and sparkling, dazzling my eye with their flickering lights and myriad of shapes.  So whenever I’m in one of those spectacular cities with the amazing view, I make a point to find the best vantage point in the city and go […]

Overruns and Seconds in Shanghai

Look inside any garment and there’s a good chance you’ll see a “Made in China” label.  Garments of all sorts, qualities, and brands are made in China.  Most of the garment manufacturing is centered around the Pearl River Delta (Guangzhou/Shenzhen) or Ningbo.  Despite this, and the tight watch designers keep on their production facilities, many […]


September 3, 2009 | Traveling | by TofflerN

The list of my cruises thus far… July 99 :: Alaska :: Celebrity Mercury July 00 :: Greece :: Royal Olympic July 02 :: Baltic :: Celebrity Constellation December 02 :: L.A. – Mexico :: Carnival July 04 :: Mediterranean :: Celebrity Millennium December 05 – January 06 :: Mexican Riviera :: Celebrity Mercury May […]