I Climbed Taipei 101 and Lived

On May 7, I participated in the Taipei 101 Run Up, a race up 91 floors of Taiwan's tallest building and the fourth-tallest building in the world.
luang prabang night market

Wanderings in Touristy Luang Prabang

Luang Prabang, the former capital of Laos, is an over-hyped, overpriced tourist town, but that doesn't mean it's not worth visiting.

In Awe of Kuang Si Waterfalls in Luang Prabang

Among my rough itinerary in Laos was a trip to the famous Kuang Si waterfall to see why this site was hyped by every other traveler.

The Attraction of Vietnam: Not Quite a Love Story

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.
taipei 101 run up

Charity Run for Cambodian Landmine Relief Fund

My friend and I are running in the Taipei 101 Run Up on May 7 and will be raising money for the Cambodian Landmine Relief Fund.
taiwan imported beer

Joys of Imported Beer in Taipei

While I've enjoyed sampling the local craft beer in Taipei, there's also been an increase the number and variety of imported craft beer in Taiwan.

In the Company of Elephants at MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary

While searching for a tour that didn't include elephant riding, I found MandaLao Elephant Sanctuary outside Luang Prabang, Laos.

The Wonders of Coffee and Travel

I love coffee. And there's nothing better than combining coffee and travel--it's the fuel that keeps the adventures going.

Fighting Crowds at the Taipei Lantern Festival

I headed to the opening of the 2017 Taipei Lantern Festival in Ximending. The crowd was difficult to navigate as I attempted to enjoy the celebration.

Drinking It Up in Laos

There isn't a lot of drinking excitement in Laos between Vientiane and Luang Prabang, but there's enough to enjoy for a bit.

Mekong Sunsets in Laos

With all the natural scenery, temples, culture, and food, I'll probably most remember the sunsets in Laos, all of which were Mekong sunsets.

2016 Travel Review

My 2016 travel review. All the places I visited in the year and some of my thoughts on sightseeing and travel throughout 2016.

In Search of Traditional Japanese Food in Tokyo

For my fourth time in Tokyo, I sought out the best Japanese food I could. Sure, I'd visit places I hadn't previously seen, but food was the priority.

Holiday Gift Guide for the Traveler in Your Life

A holiday gift guide to provide you with ideas while you shop for the traveler on your list.

Wandering the Streets of Tokyo

Tokyo is a wanderer's city--there is a seemingly endless number of neighborhoods in which to disembark a train and stroll.