A Visit to Sabah Borneo’s Poring Hot Springs Recreational Area

Located in the foot hills of Mount Kinabalu, the area is best known for the Poring Hot Spring and Nature Reserve. The hot spring is managed by Sabah Parks, and the various accommodation options and dining facilities are managed by Sutera Sanctuary Lodges, which is where we were headed for a two-night cabin stay. 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 →

Visiting the Xi’an Terracotta Warriors

The Terracotta Warriors are undoubtedly one of the biggest archeological finds of the 20th century. The site is located just 1.5 kilometers easy of Emperor Qin Shi Huang’s Mausoleum, in Lontong, Xi’an in Shaanxi Province. I can honestly say in all these years of travel, the Terracotta Warriors in Xi-An still remain one of the most impressive sights I’ve ever laid eyes on. Continue Reading →

Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Monastery in Kaohsiung, Southern Taiwan

Have you ever wondered about what it might be like to live like a monk? Well, your chance is here. Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Memorial Monastery in Southern Kaohsiung offers this unique experience in English and Chinese at its Weekend Temple Retreat Continue Reading →

Treating Ankylosing Spondylitis with Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture (My Story)

People around the world are ‘celebrating’ World Ankylosing Spondylitis Day today in an effort to raise awareness about this painful autoimmune disease. If my story here helps one person, then it has been worth it. There is no need to suffer silently with this disease. Continue Reading →

Ten Years in Asia – Wow! What a Ride!

A few weeks ago, I passed my ten year milestone in Asia. When I embarked on my journey of self discovery so long ago, I never once imagined that I’d still be here after all this time. Going home during my first year was certainly not an option, and I had only been in China for a few weeks when I admitted to myself that I wanted more time embracing this new culture and lifestyle that I had chosen for myself. And Continue Reading →

Love Valley or Hartsville? Valentine’s Day Holiday Ideas

When romance is in the air, a holiday for two can seal the deal. Valentine’s Day 2013 falls on a Thursday, which means you can plan the perfect long weekend away. Roses, diamonds or a bottle of bubbly all help set the mood, but getting away from it all with a hotel stay in a special location could prove unforgettable. Try romancing her with a long weekend or whisk her away for a longer holiday to one of  these aptly Continue Reading →

Hong Kong’s Tai O Fishing Village

  Things To Do Hong Kong This guest post was written by Stephanie A Long. Just outside of the hustle and bustle of Hong Kong Island, the Outlying Islands make for a great day trip, and the perfect way to escape the chaos of the city. Tai O fishing village is one of the more unique places to visit on Hong Kong’s islands. The village is located on Lantau Island (also the home of Hong Kong Disneyland, and the famous Continue Reading →

Travel Philippines: Calitang Beach

  Romantic Vacation Palawan   This guest post was written by Stephanie Long. Warm, white sand feels as fine as dust as it runs through my fingers. Palm trees wave in the wind further along the deserted beach, and the clear blue ocean stretches off unbroken to the horizon.  The motorcycle is parked far behind us in Calitang village, and the sounds of laughing children and village life have been swallowed up by the waves crashing. Calitang beach feels like Continue Reading →