The Great Divide: The Inevitable Truth of Traveling

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.

12 Amazing Experiences I’m Thankful For in 2017

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

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.

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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

Scenes of Shanghai: Playing cards in the park

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.

A Chinese, less-extravagant version of Venice

What happens when a historic town that resides along a riverbank becomes a tourist hotspot.

A Dream I Dreamed in Shanghai

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.