A Super Simple Meditation for Travelers

Hey! I'm Nick

I first left home with a backpack in 2001, traveled to 50 countries, and I've been living in Taiwan for the last 10 years. I am especially drawn to the religious centers, sacred pilgrimages, and natural wonders of the world.

Besides 'spiritual travels', my passions include travel in East Asia, Taiwanese teas, and traveling with kids.  

I'm a 'settled backpacker', published author & photographer, and father of two.  

Travel is an awakening...

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A Guide to the Stunning East Coast of Taiwan

31 March 2016

When asking which part of Taiwan they should visit on their 1-2 week trip, there is no denying that the east coast boasts a vast, sparsely populated coastline of unparalleled beauty.  read more

19 January 2017

For many, "meditation" conjures up images of cave-dwelling ascetics or posh retreats in Bali. But meditation comes in many forms, and doesn't necessarily require isolation or silence. read more

An Introduction to Tea in Taiwan

9 March 2016

II've been living in Taiwan for nearly eight years and I've become addicted to all kinds of Taiwanese foods and drinks, but it wasn't until last year that I first developed a true appreciation for Taiwanese tea. read more  

27 April 2018

There are already as many “best views of Mount Fuji” LISTS as there are claimed best places to see Mt. Fuji. Personally, I don't think any single one is best, but for this list, I have focused on... read more

10 Close-Up Spots to Seek the Best View of Mt. Fuji

25 May 2018

My son Sage is four and daughter Lavender is two. Together with my wife Emily, who is Taiwanese, we have been exploring Taipei since well before they were born. This list of things to do in Taipei with kids is based on the things we love doing here regularly with our kids... read more

Taroko Gorge Taiwan
Taroko Gorge Taiwan

30 May 2018

So you've booked your trip to Taiwan, and you've set aside two days for Taipei. Good! Two full days is really the bare minimum you need to squeeze in the best that this mesmerizing, food-obsessed... read more

Taroko Gorge Taiwan

8 June 2018

Pilgrimage is act of devotion. In many religions, these sacred walks are prescribed, even considered a must in one's lifetime, and followers from all of world's major faiths make holy pilgrimages. read more

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