April is one of my favorite months in Taiwan. Spring has finally arrived in Taipei, with warm weather but not yet overbearingly hot, and the south of Taiwan is about as hot as I’d like it to be. Perfect time for hiking, and also ideal weather if you’re visiting Taiwan with kids. The month opens … Read more Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in April 2020
March is a pleasant time to visit Taiwan. Everyone is back to work after the Lunar New Year holiday, and there are no national holidays in Taiwan in March to disrupt your travel plans. March in Taiwan is the tail end of winter. Lingering chilly weather and a moderate amount of drizzling rain in Taipei … Read more Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in March 2020
If you’re the kind of family that prefers ancient fortresses to amusement parks, waterfalls to shopping malls, and beaches to concrete jungles, then visiting Croatia with kids might just be the perfect holiday destination for you. The 12,000-kilometer Dalmatian Coast, with its 1200 offshore islands, offers a lifetime of exploration opportunities for outdoorsy families. Medieval, … Read more Croatia with Kids: Top Tips, Places to Visit, and More!
For our one-week stay on Amalfi Coast with kids, we spent ages trying to decide which village to stay in. After being tempted by the picture-postcard views of Positano, impressive cathedral at Amalfi, and long stretch of beach at Maiori, we ultimately decided to stay in the lesser known traditional fishing village of Cetara (read … Read more Erchie, Italy: Off-the-Beaten-Track Amalfi Coast
When it comes to places to seek religious wisdom, the United States is not typically the first one that comes to mind. Some might think of Jerusalem, with its rich religious heritage and diversity of faiths. Others may think of India and its multitude of temples and mosques dotting its sacred landscape. Yet others may … Read more Spiritual Places in the US You Can’t Miss
If you are going to Sun Moon Lake, one of the best places to visit in Taiwan, you can save some money by getting the Sun Moon Lake Pass, or “Sun Moon Lake Package.” The Sun Moon Lake pass has many different options, including connections with Taichung, Alishan and the Xitou Monster Village. I’ll explain … Read more Sun Moon Lake Pass: Is it Worth the Money?
Serbian Orthodox Ostrog Monastery is one of the most captivating sights in Montenegro and visually impressive monasteries in the world. The centuries-old complex is built into sheer cliffs, with stunning panoramic views of the surrounding plains. It is one of the most unique pilgrimage sites in the world and, without a doubt, one of the … Read more Getting from Podgorica or Kotor to Ostrog Monastery (with pictures)
If you’re planning a trip to Taiwan during Chinese New Year, whether you did it intentionally or by accident, there are some things you should know to help you have a smoother trip. Lunar New Year in Taiwan is the country’s most important holiday for locals, but the festival doesn’t offer quite so much for … Read more Traveling During Chinese New Year in Taiwan
In recent years, travel passes have become a big thing around the world, and Taipei is no exception. Besides choosing where to stay in Taipei, travelers to Taiwan now have to decide whether they should get the Taipei Fun Pass. There are actually a few pass choices, with the most popular being the Taipei Unlimited … Read more Taipei Fun Pass: Is it Worth the Money?
So you’ve booked your trip to Taiwan, decided on the best time to travel to Taipei, and now you’re wondering how to plan your Taipei 3 day itinerary? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Spending three days in Taipei is just the right amount of time if you’re visiting Taiwan for 1-2 weeks. It’s … Read more An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 3 Days