CHINA, THE NOT-SO-FORBIDDEN KINGDOM by Tessa Lorien July 1st 2010 In May 2006, I had the chance to go on a tour of China and it turned out to be a wonderful experience. I hesitated when the question first came up because I didn’t want to go on a land tour. In the past year, I had gotten hooked on cruising, and didn’t want to go on any other type of vacation. Going to six or seven cities in China, taking flight and trains and buses, going from hotel to hotel ... read more
Asia » China For centuries China stood as a leading civilization, outpacing the rest of the world in the arts and sciences, but in the 19th and early 20th centuries, the country was beset by civil unrest, major famines, military defeats, and foreign occupation. A... ... read more
I am an avid traveler and my husband and I especially enjoy cruising. My goal is to become a paid travel writer. I have been a professional business writer for many years, having worked for world-leading media and public relations company Fleishman-Hillard. I have written dozens of press releases, news articles, bios, speeches, brochures, and newsletters. I have also written finance articles for my local newspaper.
My husband and I are relatively young for cruisers -- we are in our mid 30s -- and I hope that I can reach a new audience and encourage more young people to consider cruise vacat... full info