Italy with Kids: Top Tips, Places to Visit, and More!

Travel tips and things to do in Italy with kids

Italy is one of Europe’s most compelling destinations. With its picture-perfect beaches, some of the best (and very kid-friendly!) food in the world, and more UNESCO World Heritage Sites than any other country, Italy has a pretty convincing resume. A visit to Italy with kids is more likely to include traditional villages and historical sights …

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Taiwan Street Food Bucket List: 101 Taiwanese Foods To Try

Taiwan is a country that never stops eating, and a big part of this eating takes place on the streets. With its legendary night markets, round-the-clock breakfast shops, recipes honed for generations, and celebrity-status food vendors, there’s always something steaming, sizzling, or stewing on Taiwan’s streets to tempt passersby. As a nod to Taipei 101, …

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How to See Ice Bubbles at Abraham Lake in Winter

Me lying on some ice bubbles at Abraham Lake, Alberta, Canada

Ice bubbles are a bizarre yet breathtaking natural spectacle. Seeing them is truly a bucket list experience (see my full list of bucket list-worthy things to do in Alberta, Canada here!) Abraham Lake in Alberta is one of the best places in the Canadian Rockies and the world to witness this stunning phenomenon. Surreal photographs …

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Lovely Tai’an Hot Spring in Miaoli, Taiwan

King's Resort Hot Spring in Miaoli, Taiwan in January

Of the many hot spring villages in Taiwan, laid-back Tai’an Hot Spring (泰安溫泉) is one of our favorites. Located in the hills of Miaoli, a Central Taiwanese county known for slow-living, Hakka culture, and off-the-beaten-track attractions like these, Tai’an has a remote, natural vibe yet is easy enough to get to by car. Sure, you …

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Thailand vs. Taiwan: What’s the Difference?

Thailand or Taiwan: which should you visit? And what's the difference between them?

Having lived, worked, and traveled extensively in both Taiwan and Thailand, I’m writing this article to make some (both subjective and objective) comparisons between them. My wife is Taiwanese, I’ve lived in Taiwan for over a decade, and our kids have been born and raised there. But whenever we travel to my home in Canada …

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How to Get to Alishan (From Anywhere in Taiwan!)

Alishan, Taiwan

Alishan is one of Taiwan’s most popular attractions, along with Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge. It is famous for its sunrises over seas of clouds, cherry blossoms, misty forests, and high mountain teas. However, getting to Alishan can be a little complicated, so it’s something your should plan when making your Taiwan itinerary. While …

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Strawberry Picking at a Strawberry Farm in Dahu, Taiwan

Little girl picking strawberries in Dahu, Miaoli, Taiwan

All across Taiwan, Dahu (大湖) is practically synonymous with strawberries. Every December to April, plump, juicy, bright red strawberries from Dahu township in Miaoli County make their appearance in fruit markets around the country, with the best ones fetching high prices. But for the best Taiwanese strawberry experience, nothing beats going right to the heartland …

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The 20 Best Hot Springs in Taiwan for a Blissful Winter Soak

20 of the best hot springs in Taiwan

The island of Taiwan sits on a collision zone between two tectonic plates. As a result, it has one of the highest concentrations of thermal hot springs in the world. There are at least 100 major hot springs in Taiwan and many smaller ones! While Taiwanese aboriginals had been aware of the springs, it was …

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