Local Travel Blogger Wins RTW Trip

PHOENIX, ARIZ — Mike Shubic, publisher of the award-winning travel blog, MikesRoadTrip.com, adds to his accomplishments. Out of 10s of thousands of entries, Mike was selected to be the 2015 Hangzhou China Global Storyteller.  Mike will set off for a round-the-world journey that begins in Hangzhou, China, following the Silk Road through Europe before ending his circumnavigation in New York City.

The 2015 Hangzhou Global Tour’s mission is to share their philosophy of happiness with the rest of the world – It’s a journey that not only counts on miles, but also counts on friends. The Hangzhou Global Tour is a tourism promotion produced by the Hangzhou Tourism Commission, also known as the happiest city in China. Two families and two storytellers from different cultures are taking part in the 2015 Global Tour. They will ride camels up sand dunes in Dunhang, view the setting sun over the Aegean Sea, sip tea on a cruise ship tour of the Greek Islands, craft exquisite Venetian masks in Venice…all in 30 days.

2015 Hangzhou Global Tour map

The 2015 Hangzhou Global Tour begins on July 24th in Hangzhou, China. All participants will be meeting with local media outlets around the world. You can follow Mike on this epic journey on any of his social media channels. Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram and Pinterest. You can follow the Global Tour directly at: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube and Pinterest.

If you’d like to interview Mike, or are interested in having him create content for your publication, please email GlobalTour@MikesRoadTrip.com


Mike Shubic

Mike Shubic is a seasoned road trip travel video blogger, traversing the byways of the world looking for those hidden gems of the road. From unique destinations, unexpected discoveries, creative cuisine, intriguing inns to exciting attractions…the road is his page. The experiences are his ink. And every 300 miles, a new chapter begins. Whether you live vicariously or by example, Mike will do the exploring so you can have an adventure.


  1. Honestly don’t remember that much. I think the lakes were the main attraction and there was some good street food there as well. There had to be at least 3 couples taking wedding pictures by the lakes. We took a day trip there but stayed in Shanghai for 2 months where I learned some Chinese.

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