The Best Time to Visit Taipei City: An Insider’s Guide

A detailed guide to the best time to travel to Taipei and best month to visit Taipei

If you’re wondering, “When is the best time to visit Taipei,” I’ve compiled this article to answer exactly that, based on my 10+ years of calling the Taiwanese capital city home. This article is a Taipei-focused version of my more general when to visit Taiwan guide. Below, you’ll find links to individual articles I’ve written … Read more The Best Time to Visit Taipei City: An Insider’s Guide

An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 3 Days

Taipei in 3 days, Taipei 3 day itinerary

So you’ve booked your trip to Taiwan, decided on the best time to travel to Taipei, and now you’re wondering how to plan your Taipei 3 day itinerary? Well, you’ve come to the right spot! Spending three days in Taipei is just the right amount of time if you’re visiting Taiwan for 1-2 weeks. It’s … Read more An Insider’s Taipei Itinerary: 3 Days

Jiufen Old Street: A Fulfilling Day Trip from Taipei

A guide to Jiufen Old Street, Taiwan

Jiufen (Jioufen), a mountaintop former gold mining town on the northeast coast of Taiwan, is one of the most popular day trips from Taipei. Visitors flock to Jiufen Old Street because it encapsulates the best of Taiwan in one small package: rich history, atmospheric lanes and teahouses, breathtaking views, and distinctly Taiwanese snacks at every … Read more Jiufen Old Street: A Fulfilling Day Trip from Taipei

Getting from Taipei to Jiufen and Shifen (with pictures and times)

How to get to Jiufen, Jinguashi, Shifen watefall from Taipei

Jiufen (Jioufen) is one of the most popular day trips from Taipei and one of the top things to do in Taiwan. To learn more about why everyone loves this charming little mountaintop village so much, see my detailed guide to Jiufen Old Street. Getting to Jiufen is very easy, but there are quite a … Read more Getting from Taipei to Jiufen and Shifen (with pictures and times)

15 Best Night Markets in Taipei: Everything You Need to Know

Best Taipei night markets

If you are reading this, then I probably don’t have to convince you to include a Taipei night market when making your itinerary for Taipei. You already know that night markets are one of the things you HAVE to do in Taiwan (I hope!) And obviously, Taipei’s night markets make it onto my list of … Read more 15 Best Night Markets in Taipei: Everything You Need to Know

30 Jaw-Dropping Temples in Taipei and New Taipei City

The top temples in Taipei, Taiwan header

I’ve been living in Taiwan since 2008, and I’ve always loved exploring and photographing the incredible array breathtaking temples in Taipei. In recent years, I’ve traveled to several neighboring countries to visit and write about their temples (for example, see my articles on the best temples in Busan, temples in Chiang Mai, temples in Myanmar, … Read more 30 Jaw-Dropping Temples in Taipei and New Taipei City

Taipei with Kids: 25 Insider’s Ideas

Best Taipei attractions for kids

My son Sage is now five and my daughter Lavender is four. Together with my wife Emily, who is Taiwanese, we have been exploring Taipei since well before they were born. This list of things to do in Taipei with kids is based on the things we love doing here regularly with our kids. You … Read more Taipei with Kids: 25 Insider’s Ideas

The Grand Hyatt Taipei Kids Glamping Experience

Kids glamping experience at Grand Hyatt Taipei

It was with great excitement that Lavender (3), Sage (5), my wife Emily, and I packed our bags and hopped into a yellow cab in from our neighborhood in New Taipei City, Taiwan. Our destination: Grand Hyatt Taipei, Taiwan’s original (and largest) five-star resort, for a much needed, fully pampered staycation. I had already heard … Read more The Grand Hyatt Taipei Kids Glamping Experience

A Dadaocheng & Dihua Street Walking Tour

Dadaocheng (大稻埕) is undoubtedly one of Taipei’s most compelling neighborhoods and best places to explore on foot. While Wanhua, the historical Old City to the south, is a magnet for tourists, serious history, food & culture fans can’t miss Dadaocheng. Twatutia, as Dadaocheng is pronounced in the Hokkien (Taiwanese) language, was once the second largest … Read more A Dadaocheng & Dihua Street Walking Tour