15 Things I’ve Learned From Visiting 15 Countries

There are affiliate links in here. Last year I wrote a post about 15 things I've learned from driving across the US seven times.  I thought it would be fun to share some things I've learned from visiting 15 countries around the world.  Some of these things are practical.  Some are glaringly obvious things I…

Best Day Trips From Taipei

There are affiliate links in here. Taipei is in the perfect location.  It's centrally located in Northern Taiwan making it super easy to base yourself there to take day trips from Taipei to the surrounding cities and towns.  Whether you want to hike, visit a night market, wander through old street, or all three, there…

Spend An Afrernoon At Huashan 1914 Creative Park

The Huashan 1914 Creative park in Taipei was something I didn't know about until we were on our way there.  We happened to be in the neighborhood for who knows what and decided we should go.  Thankfully it was a weekend so there was more going on than usual.  The shops and stands were bustling…

Houtong, Taiwan: How To Visit Houtong Cat Village

Yup.  You read that right.  A cat village.  Just a short train ride from Taipei is Houtong Cat Village.  It's nestled up in the hills and like most days, it was rainy. After some delayed trains, we finally made it with no idea what to expect. There were all kinds of little shops around and…

Modern Toilet: My First Themed Restaurant

I remember seeing this bizarre toilet restaurant on the Travel Channel way too long ago.  I thought how weird is that?  And then I was researching things to do in Taipei and one of the first things I saw was this.  Modern Toilet.  The weird toilet restaurant from forever ago.  I had to go.  But really,…