Maobitou Scenic Area in Kenting National Park

The terrain of Maobitou Scenic Area in Kenting National Park in Taiwan is a limestone reef coast that is said to resemble the form of a crouching cat looking out to sea. This area is also famous because a scene from Ang Lee’s film Life of Pi was filmed here. (Photo Essay and travel information) Continue Reading →

A Photo Essay of Lake Louise, Banff

A photo essay of Lake Louise from My Several Worlds. A blue-green alpine lake situated at the base of glacier dressed peaks, Lake Louise is one of the world’s must-see destinations. Continue Reading →

The Yangmingshan Flower Festival

we made our annual pilgrimage to Yangmingshan National Park for the Yangmingshan Flower Festival. The mountain is alive with budding green trees, azalea bushes in shades of white, pink, and red, while different varieties of cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Continue Reading →

Yehliu Geopark in Taiwan

A photo essay and travel commentary on the lunar-like landscape of Yehliu Geopark in Northern Taiwan. Continue Reading →

Callas From Yangmingshan

Yangmingshan’s annual Calla Lily Festival occurs in March and April each year. If you’d like to see these beautiful callas from Yangmingshan, head to Zhuzihu Lake area, where there are over 70 calla lily farms to visit. Continue Reading →

Taroko Gorge Redux

The journey through Taroko Gorge National Park in Taiwan is one of the nicest rides I’ve been on in all our travels. We’ve returned twice to this unbelievable jewel of a national park and each time our experience has been different. Continue Reading →

The Jewel of Taiwan’s National Park System: Taroko Gorge

Our first view of Tianshiang, deep in the heart of Taroko Gorge National Park was nothing short of spectacular. We arrived in the heart of Toroko Gorge after a butt-numbing drive along narrow mountain roads and through rock blasted tunnels. Continue Reading →

I’ve Walked The Central Cross Island Highway

A carved inscription that I found just outside of Chinma Tunnel at the entrance to the old Hehuan Mountain Trail along the Central Cross Island Highway in Taiwan. Continue Reading →

The Central Cross Island Highway in Taiwan

We completed the southern fork of Taiwan’s Central Cross Island Highway, which took us over Hehuan Mountain, down through Wushe and on to Sun Moon Lake. Continue Reading →