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Taiwan: A place to fulfill my Dreams

Taiwan 2013

A guy who appeared on TV said, the bad things about dreaming is when you reach your dream you may still think it is still a dream. I didn’t believe it until i reach my own dream. You want to know what my dreams are. It’s simple; I want to put my feet in other […]

Taiwan: Rainbow at Kenting

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We drove past a typhoon-torn fish farm, an oyster-embedded island and a highway lined with betel nut kiosks to reach the southernmost tip of Taiwan, Kenting National Park. By the time our car was skirting the coastline, it was midday and the sun kissed every cantle of the earth. As the car pressed onwards, my […]

Hiking Westridge Trail in Los Angeles, California. May 5, 2012

Today, May 5, 2012, on Westridge Hiking Trail in Los Angeles, California we saw three helicopters circling.  A mountain bike rider fell and had a broken clavicle. We saw the helicopter air lift him out. We hope he will be okay. Other highlights from the trail today: Talking with Trisha the ultra runner about BadWater 135mile […]

Penghu: The Hawaii of Taiwan?

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Lonely Planet Taiwan calls the Penghu Islands the “Hawaii of Taiwan.” Might Penghu be like an old-time Hawaii? And as a place known for its fishing industry, Penghu seems like a destination far from the tourist trail, a place with a major Matsu festival and therefore a tantalizing prospect for exploration.In search of the festival […]

Give Thanks!

We are excited to share our news! Lisa’s article was published in Vagabundo magazine. We traveled to Taiwan last year and went to Penghu which is called the Hawaii of Taiwan!Here is the first paragraph from “The Elusive Matsu Pilgrimage of Penghu” Many of my trips involve searching, sometimes for an interesting place or festival […]

Meeting the Locals: Connecting on the road and at home

One of the most unexpected surprises of budget travel has been the connection with people. One of my favorite parts of our trips happens not only when we meet locals along the way, but also other travelers back home afterward. Traveling the “five-star” way (having lived on board a cruise ship for seven years) I […]

Tainan, Taiwan: Can I help you?

“Can I help you?” is a great thing to hear while traveling. At home, I rarely hear anyone offer to help. Over the last two years on my two-mile walk home to and from school, I have called 911 several times after a traffic accident. I am trained as a first responder from working on […]

Our Blogiversary: Support is Appreciated

Bhutan: The Namgay family of Shingkhey Village from Hungry Planet Thank you for your support of us, our travels and our blog! We appreciate everyone who reads, comments or shares our stories. When we started our blog on June 9, 2010 before we left for a summer in Sri Lanka and the Maldives, George and […]

Taipei to Kenting: Flying on the High Speed Train

Going to Taiwan felt different to me. I did not really converse with George about it. I did not waiver. I just decided and organized the tickets with frequent flyer miles. Sometimes I do not know what I want or honestly I do not want to share my preferences but this time I just did […]

The Wacky Water Show: Strangest Show Ever (video)

Taipei International Flora Exposition April 2011 Taiwan Flower Show Water Story Long before plants, long before animals, long before human beings, there was water.Always the same water travels on the planet, from the ground to the sky, between earth and clouds, amongst oceans and lands. It runs through us just like through our ancestors. What […]