Katy Trail – The Longest Rails-to-Trails in USA

The coronavirus has changed our lives dramatically. Traveling has been extremely difficult. Although we lost many exciting moments, it doesn’t mean we cannot have fun in life. Actually there are many adventures just outside our door in our tranquil Midwest. Katy trail was a former Missouri – Kansas – Texas railroad, 240 miles (390 km), between Machens and Clinton at Missouri. It offers opportunities for … Continue reading Katy Trail – The Longest Rails-to-Trails in USA

San Diego – Life of Ocean

I went to San Diego for 6 days in January of 2020. Experiencing of beautiful beaches, military USS Midway museum, old town full of Mexico culture, Balboa Park, San Diego zoo and SeaWorld, my vacation was full of joy and adventures. Two months later, COVID-19 has almost invaded every corner of the world. With the rapid and deadly spreading of the coronavirus, we have felt … Continue reading San Diego – Life of Ocean

Paris -Eight Days -1

Paris attracts millions of tourists for its history, culture, arts, architectures and foods. My daughter and I spent eight days in Paris together. We thoroughly enjoyed our adventure in Paris. (1) How to get around Paris? The best way to get around Paris is to take metro.  Unless you plan to use the Metro several times daily, don’t buy the day pass.  It is not worth it.  The … Continue reading Paris -Eight Days -1

Gulangyu (Kulangsu) – Island of Piano

(Kulangsu) is a district of Xiamen, between southeast coast of China and strait of Taiwan.  The island is an UNESCO world Culture Heritage Site with about 2 km square in size and 20,000 residents.  Gulangyu is one of the popular tourist destinations in China.  Visitors can reach it by a few minutes by ferry from Xiamen.  The island of Gulangyu is pedestrians-only island, no cars … Continue reading Gulangyu (Kulangsu) – Island of Piano

Kyoto Travel

The beautiful ancient city Kyoto, former imperial capital of Japan founded in 794, has over 1600 temples, more than 400 shrines, and 17 UNESCO world heritage sites.  During our short visit, we only can visit several places, and cannot wait to go to another visit. Nijo-jo Castle Nijo-jo castle is one of my favorite places in Kyoto.  Unlike other overcrowded historical site, it is a large … Continue reading Kyoto Travel

Public Transportation in Japan

Although Japan has efficient public transportation system, foreign travelers still can be confused when facing a new system.   JR (The Japan Rail Pass) Pass The JR tickets are only eligible to foreign travelers.  The JR pass gives you unlimited access to all JR national trains and local JR bus services. The JR pass is valid for 7, 14 or 21 consecutive days.  Is it … Continue reading Public Transportation in Japan