Rainbow Village Taichung: Everything You Need to Know

Rainbow Village Taichung Taiwan

If you were to make a list of the top “instagrammable” spots in Taiwan, the Rainbow Village Taichung (彩虹眷村) might just be first on the list. While the colorful walls of this small collection of dilapidated houses are indeed a veritable paradise for selfies seekers, Taiwan’s Rainbow Village actually has a rather interesting history behind …

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Visiting Xitou Monster Village in Nantou, Taiwan

Xitou Monster Village Nantou Taiwan

Quirky Japanese theme park? Cultural-historical oddity? Full-on tourist trap? Awesomely freaky place to spend the night? It’s hard to sum up the Xitou Monster Village (aka Nantou Monster Village) in just a few words, so you’ll have to read on below to find out exactly what the hell it is.     While difficult to …

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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, and Taiwan’s most sought after teas.     Below I’ll introduce all the things to do …

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A Guide to Luye, Taiwan, Luye Tea, and the Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival

Luye Taiwan and the Taitung Hot Air Balloon Festival

In my East Coast Taiwan article I recommend Luye as one of the best places to stay in Taitung/Hualien if you traveling down Highway 11 in Taiwan’s beautiful East Rift Valley (along with Yuli and Guanshan). However, I only recently actually stayed in Luye for the first time, to take my kids to the incredible …

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Kata Noi: The Best Place to Stay in Phuket for Families (on a budget)

Best place to stay in Phuket for families

Before I took my parents, wife, and one-year-old son on a trip to Phuket, Thailand, I was on a mission to find the best place to stay in Phuket for families. Most importantly, we wanted to be very close to the beach, but spend less than $100 a night. People told me that would be …

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A Dad’s Guide to Yoga for Toddlers (with expert tips for traveling parents)

As a working couple who take turns staying at home with our two-year old son and nine-month old daughter, we are a busy family. As any parent knows, you have to give up many things when you first have kids. For me, one of the things I stopped doing much of was exercise, and my …

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