Tipping in Taiwan: Should You? (a local perspective!)

Taiwanese coins, header image for guide to tipping in Taiwan

Do you tip in Taiwan? When should you tip in Taiwan? And how much should you give? What is the etiquette for tipping in Taipei? These are questions that pop up a lot in my Taiwan Travel Planning group a lot, so I thought I should write a dedicated article to it. The below answers …

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A Taiwan Itinerary for 1, 2, or 3 weeks (Slow & Fast Options!)

View of Sun Moon Lake, a necessary stop on any Taiwan itinerary

One of the most common questions I get from my readers is how to plan the perfect Taiwan travel itinerary. It’s a common story: people look at the map of Taiwan and see that it’s a pretty small country. So they think 7 days in Taiwan will be enough. Once they start planning their trip, …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in April 2023

A detailed guide to visiting Taipei in April and Taiwan in April

April is one of my favorite months of the year in Taiwan. Spring in Taiwan has finally arrived! This means warm weather but not yet overbearingly hot, while in the south of Taiwan, it can already feel like summer. It’s the perfect time for hiking, and ideal weather if you’re visiting Taiwan with kids. The …

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50+ Fun Things to Do in Yilan, Taiwan

Find 40 things to do in Yilan in this detailed guide to Yilan Taiwan

Yilan County is the 5th largest of Taiwan’s 13 counties and home to about half a million people. It is located in the northeast of Taiwan. Most of the things to do in Yilan are located on the rice-paddy-covered Yilan (Lanyang) Plain, where the main towns of Jiaoxi, Yilan City, and Luodong are located. South …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in March 2023

A guide to visiting Taipei in March and Taiwan in March

The month of March is a pleasantly low-key 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 is a transitional month between winter in Taiwan and spring in Taiwan. Lingering chilly weather and …

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A Simple Taipei & Taiwan 5 Day Itinerary

A detailed Taipei itinerary for 5 days, which also serves as a Taiwan itinerary for 5 days

I’m not going to lie to you. Spending 5 days in Taiwan is not enough! I can pretty much guarantee that you are going to leave wishing your had more time to explore this compact yet extremely rewarding island nation! (And if you change your mind, here is my recommended Taiwan itinerary for 1 to …

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How to Spend 4 Awesome Days in Taipei

4 days in Taipei, Taipei itinerary 4 days

If you’ve got a trip booked to Taipei, Taiwan, and now you’re wondering how to plan your visit to the capital, you’ve come to the right place. Below I’ll provide multiple options for planning a Taipei 4 day itinerary that is perfect for you, based on my experience living in Taipei for over 10 years …

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The 80 Best Restaurants in Taipei

The best places to eat in Taipei

Taipei is a food lover’s paradise. The city’s legendary street foods and night markets tend to get all the attention in the media, but Taipei is also overflowing with amazing restaurants. One of the best things to do in Taipei is to discover new restaurants, which the city has thousands of. But they are often …

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