The sad reality of travel to certain places is watching children spend their days with palms held out, staring at your oily sunburnt ass on the beach playing Candy Crush on an iPad worth more than their home.
We found ourselves in the middle of the Zagora desert, surrounded by palm trees, gardens, and sleepy kitties.
As 2017 comes to a close, I have to take a moment to appreciate the amazing year I’ve had. All the generosity I’ve received, the beautiful people I met, and the wonderful experiences simply can’t go unmentioned. I can’t think back to this year without a smile, as it was a marathon of priceless moments, … Continue reading 12 Amazing Experiences I’m Thankful For in 2017
The fat healthy stray cats that fill the fishing village of Essaouira reflects the vibe of this town -- totally chill.
Teaching yoga, learning to surf, all while filling our bellies with delicious pancakes working at a Moroccan Surf Camp.
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.
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...
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!
It's never too early to start planning (or fantasizing) the next big summer camping trip.
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!
Getting to travel for six months while only spending half the budget -- find out my secret weapon to spending time abroad long term.
Every American should go on a road trip to the West Coast, and we weren't gonna let the lack of dough stop us.
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!
Traveling has just begun -- but taking a break from the adventure has me reminiscing the good old days in Taipei.
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
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.
Behind the breathtaking cliffs of Taroko National Park sits a stone church with a lot of romantic history, while we tread untrodden tracks at the Zhuilu Old Trail.
A stroll at National Taiwan University had me wishing I was back in college... Maybe it's not too late to consider a career in Medicine.
First night of Funemployment! Time to embrace the new freedom and experience new things - starting with the touristy yet surprisingly rewarding Lantern Festival.
For the first time in 8 years, I'm allowing myself to be unemployed. See why I've chosen to drop a stable full-time job and salary for an adventure.
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.
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
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
If you're a fellow newly-grad folk faced with financial restraints, you might be interested in finding alternatives of enjoying the city without the cost.
I'm back on the road again - and every journey begins with an obligatory image of the view out of an airplane window from my 15-hour flight to Asia. This is the view over the city of Hong Kong at around 8pm.
The "Floral Bird" pet store, a place to satisfy all your needs for crickets, birds, fish, and massive walnuts...?
There's a place in Shanghai where middle aged men go and feed their pet cricket, bird, and fish obsession.
There must be some secret poker society here in China, because I can't help but notice crowds of card playing at random sidewalks and every park I've visited.
What happens when a historic town that resides along a riverbank becomes a tourist hotspot.
Yayoi Kusama is one of the most influential artists of our time. With her "A Dream I Dreamed" exhibit opening in Shanghai, a famous and rare attraction in an overpopulated city proved itself to be a unique experience all of its own.