Taiwan with Kids: How to Plan a Round-Island Trip

Taiwan with kids

When I first moved to Taiwan, I never imagined I’d end up staying here for 10 years, marrying a Taiwanese, and having two kids. Sage (now 5) and Lavender (4) were born and raised here. I also never planned for my travel site to become focused on traveling in Taiwan with kids. However, my article … Read more Taiwan with Kids: How to Plan a Round-Island Trip

Alishan, Taiwan: Best Sunrise Spots, Hiking Trails and Tea Farms

Alishan Taiwan sunrises

Alishan (Mt. Ali) is one of Taiwan’s top scenic attractions, along with Sun Moon Lake and Taroko Gorge. The Alishan National Scenic Area is renowned for its famed Alishan sunrises over seas of clouds, small gauge Alishan Forest Railway, cherry blossom viewing in April, and Taiwan’s most sought after teas (here’s my full post on … Read more Alishan, Taiwan: Best Sunrise Spots, Hiking Trails and Tea Farms

A Guide to Luye and the Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival

50 things to do in Taiwan

Luye is a gorgeous, rural town in Taitung county, in the southeast corner of Taiwan. It is famous for the International Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival, which takes place there every summer, but I think it’s a fabulously scenic and laid-back place to stay any time of year, especially if you are looking to get … Read more A Guide to Luye and the Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival

A Guide to Dulan, Taiwan’s Coolest Beach Hangout

Dulan Beach Taitung Taiwan

If you’re traveling down Highway 11 on Taiwan’s east coast from Hualien to Taitung or Kenting, looking for good surf, want to hang out with artists, or just seeking an antidote to nearby Kenting’s resort scene, Dulan is your spot. Dulan is located in a remote and very beautiful corner of Taiwan, but even from … Read more A Guide to Dulan, Taiwan’s Coolest Beach Hangout

An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 2 Days

So you’ve booked your trip to Taiwan, figured out the best time to go to Taipei, and you’ve set aside two days for the capital city. Good! Two full days is really the bare minimum you need to squeeze in the best of this mesmerizing, food-obsessed, traditional-meets-modern capital. I’ve been living in Taipei for over … Read more An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 2 Days

The Stunning East Coast of Taiwan Pt. 2: Hualien to Taitung and Kenting

The East Coast of Taiwan is a remote region of unparalleled beauty and perfect place for a Taiwan road trip. In Part 1 of this guide, I covered the popular Yilan and Hualien region. In this post, we will continue southward along the Hualien and Taitung County coasts from Hualien to Taitung, including the parallel … Read more The Stunning East Coast of Taiwan Pt. 2: Hualien to Taitung and Kenting

Yingge: Taiwan’s Ceramics Capital (including Yingge Ceramics Museum and Yingge Old Street)

Yingge, Taiwan is the country’s undisputed center of pottery and ceramics, and one of the most interesting day trips from Taipei for anyone interested in ceramics and the arts. Taiwanese ceramics range from perfect renditions of ancient Chinese styles to creative, modern innovations. For a country that is one of the world’s great producers of … Read more Yingge: Taiwan’s Ceramics Capital (including Yingge Ceramics Museum and Yingge Old Street)

Tea in Taiwan: A Complete Guide

Tea in Taiwan: the best of Taiwanese tea

I’ll be covering a lot in this article, including varieties of Taiwanese tea, how to order tea from Taiwan, where to buy tea in Taipei and Taiwan, Taipei tea houses, how to brew Taiwanese tea, tea tours in Taipei, and tea-related attractions around Taiwan. Get a pencil and notepad ready!   I’ve been living in … Read more Tea in Taiwan: A Complete Guide

Taroko Gorge: The Grand Canyon of Taiwan

Taroko Gorge Taiwan

Taroko Gorge, Taiwan, sometimes called the Taiwanese Grand Canyon, is the country’s premier scenic attraction, along with Alishan and Sun Moon Lake. It tops my list of best places to visit in Taiwan if you want experience dramatic nature on a short, easy-to-plan trip from the capital. It can even be done as a day … Read more Taroko Gorge: The Grand Canyon of Taiwan

The Stunning East Coast of Taiwan Part 1: Yilan to Hualien and Taroko Gorge

East Coast Taiwan, Yilan to Hualien

Where should you go if only visiting Taiwan for 1-2 weeks? Most say that if you like history and culture, stick to the west coast. If you like scenery and nature, head to the east coast of Taiwan. While this is a simplistic breakdown of Taiwan’s diverse and abundant attractions, but there’s no denying that … Read more The Stunning East Coast of Taiwan Part 1: Yilan to Hualien and Taroko Gorge