How to Find a Private Driver or Guide in Taiwan

How to find a private guide or driver in Taiwan

I didn’t realize just how many people are looking for private drivers and private tour guides in Taiwan until I started my Taiwan Travel Planning group. It is definitely one of the most common FAQs about Taiwan. People in the group are constantly asking for private driver, car charter, and private guide recommendations. However, hiring …

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Taiwan FAQs and Travel Tips

Travel tips and questions about Taiwan

Planning a trip to Taiwan? If you’re just getting started, this article will save you many hours of research. After running the Taiwan Travel Planning group for years, I’ve answered the same questions about Taiwan again and again. To make things easier, I’ve compiled this list of the most common questions and other Taiwan travel …

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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 about Taiwan that 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 …

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Visiting Taipei & Taiwan in April 2023

A guide to 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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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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