Anyone else have travel on the brain? I’ve been waiting for the day I can relish a flight again in the big blue skies. It brought to mind one of my first semi-solo trips. This had been taken during the last days of summer on a last-minute excursion with a colleague of mine at the time when I was living in Shanghai.
Category: Travel & Dining
As things begin to slow down, it is prime time to start packing your bags. Traveling during the off-season does require planning, selecting perfect locations and monitoring rates; but what trip doesn’t? The planning is still well worth it with these reasons to travel during the off-season.
Staycation… a vacation at home. Not entirely though. You have the luxury of being away and the feel of a vacation without actually going too far from home or breaking the bank. Doing a staycation is more than just a holiday alternative. It’s a discovery of your current home and a break away from the real word.
An excellent way to level up your self-care days is to set aside time for luxury treatment. To continue with our “Luxury Self-Care Days On-Location” series, let’s move into the city center of Shanghai—Jingan. It’s a great spot to be in with a little something for everyone. Jingan has everything from hidden city retreats in parks to luxury malls and small shops, street stall food to fine dining.
One thing to not fall short on is self-care and by doing it up with a bit of luxury you’re in for superb treat. We already have a routine (if not, you should definitely write one) and know that self-care goes a long way for mental and physical health. At certain times, we can benefit from boosting our self-care regimens.
My time was winding down in Shanghai, China for the moment. However, I still had so much to do and so much to see! One of the things at the top of my to-do list was Beijing. I could not say that I have lived in China for almost two years and had not been to Beijing—had not gone to the Great Wall!
When you come to Shanghai, of course, you want to try authentic Chinese food. It is absolutely delicious and just on par with it are the many desserts that you can find here in the city. On nearly every corner, almost every metro stop, and in every mall basement market, you can find someplace that sells desserts