Christmas Light Show in Banciao City, Taiwan

Christmas comes to Taiwan once again, and this time, it showed up in a glorious display of lights in Banciao City near the Banciao Train Station. There are several areas throughout Taiwan that set up Christmas lights and decorations for pedestrians to enjoy, but I think the best Christmas light show is in Banciao. Continue Reading →

Where To Get A Halloween Costume in Taiwan

Shoppers flip through glossy binders of Halloween costumes in one of Ximending’s costume shops. All Hallow’s Eve is almost upon us and Taipei is gearing up for another night of Halloween fun. Every year, the parties just keep getting bigger and better. Trust me when I say that Halloween is one night out you won’t want to miss in Taiwan. If you’re still stuck for ideas on where to get the coolest Halloween costume in Taiwan, here are a few Continue Reading →

Unusual Hotel of the Month: Free Spirit Tree Spheres

Suspended amongst the west coast rain forest of Vancouver Island, Canada are a collection of unusual accommodations designed to bring out the inner flower child in us all.

Welcome to the world of Free Spirit Spheres, a place where you can relax, meditate, and enjoy the peaceful surroundings of forest life. Continue Reading →

Travel Thailand: This is Koh Phangan

The ferry arrived at Haad Rin Nai Beach from Big Buddha at sunset. Legions of sybaritic party-lovers disembark three days before the first Full Moon Party of the year kicks off on Haad Rin Beach. This is Koh Phangan, island oasis for hippie backpackers looking for a good time. Continue Reading →

White Day: Another Day of Love in Taiwan

Lovers in Taiwan have not one but three Valentine’s Days to celebrate, which just goes to show you that Taiwan is a little island big on romance. People celebrate the Western Valentine’s Day on February 14th, the Chinese lunar Qi-Xi on July 7th of the lunar calendar, and the one that originated in Japan, White Day. Continue Reading →