If you haven't considered China as a travel option, you're missing out on one of the most interesting, fast-paced countries in the world! My first time in Asia (and a non-western country) was definitely an experience I'll never forget. I traveled through Beijing, Hangzhou, and Shanghai for two weeks while working abroad at an international leadership conference.
Had I not been working I would have 1) not have been able to afford such an amazing trip at the time, and 2) would have gone somewhere "higher" on my travel bucket list instead and have missed out on such a unique experience.
I am SO glad I had this opportunity, as it is one of the most memorable trips of my lifetime!
Check out my very first travel video from my experience exploring China!