Hey! I'm Nick
I first left home with a backpack in 2001, and I've been living in Taiwan for the last 10 years. I am especially drawn to religious centers, spiritual sights, and natural attractions.
I started this website to share the things I learn on the road and to inspire YOU to travel MORE!
Travel is an awakening...
Where will you journey to next?
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
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
14 May 2018
The Temple of Confucius Qufu is the largest and most important Confucius temple in the world, and together with the adjoining Confucius Mansions takes up one-fifth of the Qufu Old Town. read more
17 May 2018
Kyoto blew me away. Japan's ancient capital is a mecca for temple lovers, with so many magnificent historical structures that the city was sparred during WWII campaigns... read more