A Real Working Holiday at a Moroccan Surf Camp

Teaching yoga, learning to surf, all while filling our bellies with delicious pancakes working at a Moroccan Surf Camp.

Taste of Moroccan Hospitality: Hitchhiking Across the Country

Our faith in Morocco was quickly restored as we hitchhiked from Casablanca to Agadir, where we experienced incredible hospitality and kindness throughout our 460km journey.

A Moroccan Journey: The Noisy City of Casablanca

We encountered our biggest culture shock and rude awakening at the noisy city of Casablanca, a city that does not quite live up to its romantic name...

A Moroccan Journey Begins: Marrakesh

Our first step on the African continent - the stylish, bustling red city of Marrakesh. With hagglers always ready to pounce, make sure you never look lost!

Budget Traveler: 7 Best Things to Do When Traveling Alone

Traveling solo? From walking tours to making up a new identity, there's plenty to do in a city even if you're there by yourself. Never fear traveling alone again with this to-do list!

Weekend at Green Island

Green Island is known to most by its sea life and amazing scuba diving, but the small island off of Taiwan's eastern coast offers so much more to explore!

Getting Acquainted with Mount Fuji

Have you ever walked away from a famous destination or gorgeous tourist attraction feeling like you didn't get enough of the place? Perhaps wishing you got to see it from different angles, different weather, different seasons, or even got to know the people and the stories behind the attraction? That is how I feel every time I … Continue reading Getting Acquainted with Mount Fuji

The Ultimate Guide to Taroko Gorge

All the information out there about visiting the Taroko National Park can be quite confusing - especially because of the language barrier. Here's everything you need to know about visiting one of the most beautiful places in Taiwan.

Chinese New Year Feast

Chinese New Year in Southern Taiwan

Four extravagant feasts later, our Chinese New Year celebration drew to an end. My stomach is still processing all the delicious tomato fried egg, roasted pork belly, pineapple shrimp rolls, and more delicious goodness. My heart is also still recovering from losing big in the annual family gambling ritual. This was my first Taiwanese family reunion in nine … Continue reading Chinese New Year in Southern Taiwan

泰國 Bangkok

Budget Backpacker: How to visit Bangkok for 7 days for only $300

Tested and proven, Bangkok is one of the most affordable places in the world to go on relatively spontaneous solo backpacking trips. 7 days, NT$10,000 to cover living, food, transport, and plane ticket. Find out how I pulled it off.

A moment for butterflies

It's another Monday, and it's back to the grind of a full-time job in the city. I had the blessing to escape the concrete on a filming assignment in Miaoli for a tourism television series exploring the best foods and attractions in Taiwan. At a Bed & Breakfast we visited, there was a bush that was Taiwanese-swimming-pooled … Continue reading A moment for butterflies

The Taipei Bucket List: Cat Cafés

If a city has a village designated to cats (Houton), it's no surprise that Cat Cafés would exist for those who don't have the time to trek to the cat lady paradise. As an distinguished and unashamed cat lady, I am vowing to visit every single one of the massive list of feline-inhabited cafés in … Continue reading The Taipei Bucket List: Cat Cafés