30 Authentic Taiwanese Experiences

Are you thinking about visiting Taiwan? Here is a list of some of my favorite authentic Taiwanese experiences. What do you think you would try first? Continue Reading →

Ghost Month in Taiwan – The Hungry Ghosts of Isla Formosa

The Taiwanese are a naturally superstitious people, and this is particularly evident during Ghost Month in Taiwan, also know as the Hungry Ghost Festival. Continue Reading →

Get Spirited Away by the Village of Jiufen in Taiwan

You only need to visit Jiufen once to see the magic in this place. A small village located in the mountains of Northern Taiwan, Jiufen is located in the Ruifang District of New Taipei City. Continue Reading →

Tomb Sweeping Day in Taiwan – Remembering Our Ancestors

Tomb Sweeping Day is a Chinese holiday that is celebrated in April. On this day, Chinese families visit the family tomb to pay respect to their ancestors. Continue Reading →

Photo Moment: Queen’s Head Rock in Yehliu Geopark

This is Queen’s Head Rock in Wanli, Yehliu, Northern Taiwan. The park is operated by the North Coast and Guanyinshan National Scenic Area. This particular area along Taiwan’s northern coastline is full of stunning scenic areas and unusual landscapes. In fact, Yehliu Geopark is so beautiful, it was awarded the honor of being the “Most Beautiful Landscape in Taiwan” in 2013 Continue Reading →

Photo Moment: Little Taiwan in Penghu County

This is Little Taiwan. It’s a slab of rock that is typically visible at low tide on the island of Cimei (Qimei) in Penghu County, Taiwan. It’s famous because of its resemblance to the shape of Taiwan itself. Continue Reading →

Wanderfood: Custard Apple Season in Taiwan

Winter in Taiwan to me means that flower seasons start anew, and winter produce becomes available in abundance. The custard apple is one such product, and while it may not be considered to be a beautiful fruit with its knobby green bumps and giant black seeds, it can certainly be called one of the most delicious! Continue Reading →

The Best Restaurants in Taipei – Our Favorites!

I’ve often said that eating is a national past time in Taiwan. There is no shortage of Taipei restaurants to choose from, and you can find everything from simple Taiwanese dishes to five-star international cuisine all over the city. Eating out in Taipei is a lot of fun, and while it’s rare occurrence for me to stumble across a restaurant that I don’t like, it can still be tough to find restaurants that will blow your mind with their creativity and delicious offerings. These are the best restaurants in Taipei, in our opinion! Continue Reading →

Jiufen – A Step into Taiwan’s Past

I have heard a lot about Jiufen in Northern Taiwan. It was once a prosperous mining town that experienced a tourism boom in 1989, when Ang Li made a film called City of Sadness there. Since then, everything I’ve read about Jiufen has said it’s a must-see attraction in Taiwan. I have been hankering to take a look since I arrived in Taiwan. Continue Reading →

Photo Essay: Where I Traveled to in 2013

2012 and 2013 were not kind to the Kellenberger or the Marshall families, but we have had plenty of love and support from family and friends to help us through. The last six weeks have been especially difficult for us, but I’m glad to be putting 2013 behind us. We’re looking forward to a positive and successful 2014. Happy New Year to my dear friends and family all over the world! Continue Reading →