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.
It's not always easy packing for a trip, especially if it's a long one. Here are some of the essentials I pack to ensure I have what I need.
I've already made my list of things that I'll miss about Taipei after I depart, so it was only fair to create another list of things I won't miss.
As I prepare to move away from the city I've called temporary home for almost three years, I think of the things that I'll miss about Taipei.
Travel photography is an art form, and we take more photos than we need. We then over-edit those photos. Can we have authenticity in travel photography?
There's something about Vietnam's major cities, Hanoi and Saigon, that attract me. I had a love-hate relationship during my time in both.
No one likes to think about natural disasters when traveling. Recent earthquakes in Italy & Myanmar got me thinking more about it.
This year's most expensive city for expats is Hong Kong, but is it really that expensive? What is the real cost of being an expat in various cities?
If I am not Ulysses, I am his dear, ruthless half brother. Strap me to the mast so I may endure night sirens -Yusef Komunyakaa, Latitudes This is not...
Travel doesn't always go as planned. But sometimes, it works out for the best as it did for me when I had to quickly re-plan my trip in Myanmar.
In the wake of the terror attacks in Paris, Beirut, Mali, and elsewhere, there’s plenty of fear to go around, but should you change your travel plans?
It’s been a while since I planned a vacation--and even longer since I planned a trip beyond a few basics. I'm not so good at vacation planning.
I have returned to Taipei to begin a new job and settle into a more stable expat life, which means a little less traveling.
It's not always easy returning home after an extended period of time away. Reverse culture shock is real, and it's complicated by jetlag.
Living abroad is not as exciting as most people think; same goes for working from home. Living abroad is just that--living, just in another country.