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Finding Different Products in Taiwan

I enjoy seeing how people live in other countries--it can be enlightening. Of course, the culinary traditions are what stand out the most as...
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You Have to Travel to All These Places

The travel bucket list articles are getting out of hand and it's time to make them stop. We don't need lists of 50 or 100 places to travel.
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Stuck in an Elevator at Datanla Waterfall

A trip to Datanla Waterfall in Dalat, Vietnam. An escape from the tourist crowd leads to getting stuck in an elevator in nature.
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Traveler Gift Picks for 2017

It's holiday shopping season, so here's a list of traveler gift picks to help you find the right gift for the traveler on your list.
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What Did I Eat in Korea?

It's not easy to tell people about what I ate in Korea because I don't speak Korean. But the Korean food I ate was delicious.

Farm-to-Table Tours in Japan’s Only UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy

Enjoy a seasonal dinner at Japan's premier organic farm-to-table restaurant NAA Farmer's Restaurant in Tsuruoka, a UNESCO Creative City of Gastronomy.
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Eating on the Street in Yogyakarta

The secondary purpose of my trip to Yogyakarta was to eat as much Indonesian food as possible. But three days in the city just wasn't enough to eat it all.

The Bright Side of Taichung at the Rainbow Village

Before departing Taichung, I took a short bus ride to the vibrant Rainbow Village, which was painted by the community's last remaining resident.
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Walk Through Huanglong and Its Colorful Pools

During the May holiday in China, I headed to Sichuan Province to see the beauty of nature in the Huanglong Valley with the colorful travertine pools.
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Bites & Brews in Vancouver

Enjoying the food and beer that Vancouver has to offer during a 21-hour layover. All local brews and some amazing tapas, plus poutine.
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Kicking Back in Taitung

A brief trip to Taitung in southeastern Taiwan became a weekend of relaxation and wandering through streets in search of sights, food, and drinks.
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Witnessing the Scale of the Terracotta Army in Xi’an

On my first summer holiday in China, I visited the Terracotta Army in Xi'an and was in awe at the epic size of this ancient tomb for the Qin Emperor.

How to Survive a Long-Haul Flight

I hate flying, but I have learned to survive on long-haul flights despite the airlines' best efforts to make the experience as uncomfortable as possible.
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Taking in the Art at Medici Chapel in Florence

A stop to admire the artwork of Michelangelo at Medici Chapel in Florence, Italy.

Saigon’s Notre Dame Cathedral

Visiting Saigon's Notre Dame Cathedral, which was constructed in the late 19th century. The church sits on an island between busy streets.