5 Things You Should Know When Hiring a Car Abroad

Hey all! There are many places to travel in the world that don’t require you to rent a car. Take for example Tokyo or Taipei, where you can rely on public transportation, as it is very efficient and cost effective. But in other places it can be more convenient (and sometimes necessary) to rent one. […]

Hello Taiwan, We’re Back!

Hallelujah we are back in Taiwan! It’s been a year and a half since we left our lives in Taiwan, and since then we have been to 12 different countries, and our last three months were spent in Hanoi, Vietnam. We arrived to Taiwan last week, and we already have our apartment, scooter (thanks to our […]

Top 5 Things to See In Armenia

Armenia is definitely on my bucket list, as the country looks like something out of the Game of Thrones. It’s pristine and off the beaten path, which are the ingredients for a stellar holiday.Today, fellow traveler and guest blogger, Anush Richards, will give us tips about the best places to visit for your next trip. Top 5 Things […]

Backpacking Through Kenya

This post has been written by guest blogger, Enoch Castleberry. Kenyan girl displaying traditional jewelry of the Samburu tribe of northern Kenya. Acacia tree. Hitching in Kenya is not really necessary nowadays with improvements to public transport. The real reason to hitch is to become a time traveler and rub shoulders with the likes of […]

Utah’s Castle Valley

View of Castle Valley, Utah with Castleton Tower seen on the right and the La Sal Mountains in the background. About the Photographer Taylor Reilly is an adventure seeker, world traveler, and environmentalist. He has been a devout rock climber since the age of 13, and has a Geography degree specializing in nature tourism and […]

Kenting: Taiwan’s Hawaii?

Kenting is referred to as “Taiwan’s Hawaii”. 5 years ago, I had the pleasure of experiencing Hawaii during a visit to Maui. As soon as I stepped off the plane, I found myself in a parallel universe of rainbows, blue oceans, and Mai Tais. At that point, I would not have been surprised to see […]

Tom Robbins: 2 Sentences of Pure Travel Inspiration

The trip left the girl gaga, goofy, tainted, transformed, her nose a busted hymen through which sperm of a thousand colors swam a hootchy-kootchy stroke into her cerebral lagoon. Now, whenever she smelled the guys, the balsams, and the special aromatics that arrived with merchants from afar, her head reeled with images of temples, shrines, […]

Mount Rinjani

View from the summit of Mount Rinjani, located on the  island of Lombok in Indonesia. About the Photographer Rowan Castle is a travel photographer currently residing in Indonesia. To see more of Rowan’s stunning photos, check out his Flickr page. Do you have a photo you’d like to submit for Photo of the Week?  Please send […]

Yanshui Fireworks Festival

The full moon has been known to make people do crazy things.  Good thing the final day of the Chinese New year is always planned to fall on one. It’s my theory that the spell of the moon is one of the reasons the Taiwanese have the balls to jump into a sea of fireworks […]

Chinese New Year Day 14: Let’s Blow Stuff Up.

The Yanshui Firework Festival takes place tomorrow in Tainan, located 40 km north of Kaohsiung. Also known as the Beehive Rocket Festival, it has been deemed the 5th most dangerous festival in the world. The event is compromised of bottle rockets, ritualistic dancing, and good food. Who could ask for anything more? But to make it to […]