Taipei 101 and the city at sunset

Taipei Christmas (Or, Finding Yongkang Street and the Best View of Taipei, Part 3)

I never expected to be in a city like Taipei on Christmas Day. And perhaps symbolically, this was one of my favorite days of the entire trip. Our walk about brought us to many beautiful and cultural highlights. Traditionally, I'm usually at home with family, a tree lit in the background and rugrats screaming around the … Continue reading Taipei Christmas (Or, Finding Yongkang Street and the Best View of Taipei, Part 3)

Shilin Night Market, Snails, and Trails (Or, Why Taiwan Is a Foodie’s Paradise, Part 2)

Day two of our trip would have us exploring a mountain, cultural streets, and a night market. If there's one thing I love about going new places, it's the food. Nevertheless, since we were hitting three different countries, the cost concerned me. I wanted to keep it as affordable as possible, especially since living for 10 … Continue reading Shilin Night Market, Snails, and Trails (Or, Why Taiwan Is a Foodie’s Paradise, Part 2)

Taipei 101 and the Start of Winter Trip 2016, aka, Sorry Taiwan, We’ve Arrived, Part 1

Taipei 101 stood magnificent over the city, a proclamation of the exciting things our winter trip entailed. On that first day of our winter adventure, we left the bitter cold of Seoul behind for the vision of Southeast Asia! The sub-tropical climate of Taiwan, an island that sits at about the same latitude as Miami, FL … Continue reading Taipei 101 and the Start of Winter Trip 2016, aka, Sorry Taiwan, We’ve Arrived, Part 1

International Travel: Americans Need To Get Out More (and 6 Reasons They Don’t)

In America, an avoidance (realized or not) of international travel is deep in our bones. I had never given it much thought, growing up. However, my own personal experience was the perfect example of this. As I grew up, I only ever went on one vacation with my family -- to Colorado when I was … Continue reading International Travel: Americans Need To Get Out More (and 6 Reasons They Don’t)