Why Didn’t We Watch the Olympics This Year?

Why Didn’t We Watch the Olympics This Year?

Several weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me about the Olympics, being held in Beijing, China. As someone who lived in Beijing for 4 years, I was both intrigued and confused at the fact that I was barely aware the Olympics were even taking place. I’d like to explore why I, and some of … Continued

Me and Mr. Li: A Reflection on Chinese New Year

For four years of my early life, I was what they called a “third culture kid.” For those who have yet to live abroad, a “third culture kid,” or “TCK,” is a kid who has the opportunity to grow up in a completely different place than their parents. My mom was born in Long Island, … Continued

Life as an Expat in Beijing- What to Expect and How to Adapt.

At age 11, I moved to Beijing and studied there for 4 years. A transformative experience, those years opened my eyes to understanding society, culture and privilege. With foreigners in Beijing making up around 0.4% of the population, privileges are inevitable. A good way to kick off my experience in Beijing is explaining the “celebrity … Continued

Why Does This Travel Mom Take Her Kids Everywhere?

Travel mom and writer Lori LeRoy writes at Maps Memories and Motherhood, giving tips and tricks for traveling with kids. Her love of travel happened at an early age and now she’s passing it along to her young boys. Where did your love of travel come from? My wanderlust was influenced by a myriad of … Continued

How I used basketball skills in a Chinese hospital

I once used basketball skills taught to me by my dad to navigate a Chinese hospital.  My son was the basketball and I was the player. We were in Fuzhou, China, a small-by-Chinese-standards city of about 7 million people, on the Tawain Strait  – the sliver of ocean between Taiwan and southeast China. And, our … Continued

International Travel Creates Lifetime Memories for Junior Journeyers

My husband and I traveled and lived all over the world before having kids.  It’s in our souls, and has kept our marriage interesting, challenging and wanting more. So, we want to pass that wanderlust and appreciation for different places and cultures along to our boys. In fact, it’s natural that we’d want to journey … Continued

Lisa is a finalist for the Southern California Journalism Awards

June News: Finalist at the Award Ceremony

June 2017 NEWS: Finalist at the Award Ceremony I am a finalist in two categories for the Southern California Journalism Awards! The ceremony is June 25 at the Biltmore. I am honored to be included. There were 1200 entries for the 59th annual awards. Thank you to the Los Angeles Press Club for my nominations. I will … Continued

Did I LOVE Shanghai for the Weekend? Yes!

Did I LOVE Shanghai for the Weekend? Yes!

Traveling to Shanghai I was so excited for my trip to Shanghai to begin. I have been doing new and adventurous things as part of my 50 things before I am 50 project so it is true, I flew to China for the weekend! My group met Wednesday night at 10pm at LAX International Tom … Continued

5 Places Around The Globe Where You Need a Guide

5 Places Around The Globe Where You Need a Guide By Peter Jones Although nowadays it is getting more and more popular to travel alone, a few stunning corners of this world are a very hard task for single travelers or tourists. Travel Ticker today shares a list of 5 places around the globe where even … Continued

An interview with Christine Gilbert @cb_gilbert: Author of Mother Tongue

In honor of the new WSGT Independence Writing Award, we will be interviewing Christine Gilbert, the recent author of Mother Tongue: My Family’s Globe-trotting Quest to Dream in Mandarin, Laugh in Arabic and Sing in Spanish. This journey began after Christine’s Grandfather passed away from severe dementia; she was determined to discover the link between bilingualism … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel