Finding the Infinite in Taiwan

April 22nd, 2014

Independence Writing ContestTaiwan

Part 1 “Don’t do it, Amber. Its too dangerous.” “You don’t speak the language, this is a dumb idea.” “Are you crazy?” Despite what my worried friends told me, I knew that after gallivanting through Asia for the last 6 months , it was the right time to take off on a solo motorbike trip … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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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 … Continued

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 … Continued

“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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued