chiang kai shek memorial hall

Things I Won’t Miss About Taipei

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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.
vietnam traffic

The Attraction of Vietnam: Not Quite a Love Story

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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.
seoul view

Long Way Traveled

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As I overlooked the sprawling city before the rain arrived, N Seoul Tower atop Namsan provided a reminder of just how far from home...
gunung kawi bali

Keeping It Green

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Reflection on sustainability and green living on Earth Day and the impact of travel on the environment. How can we maintain a green lifestyle on the road?
honda

Car-Free Life

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Last year I made the decision to sell my car -- the only car I've ever owned (I bought it a month before I...

On Studying Abroad

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A personal experience of studying abroad in London and reasons more students should take a semester or year abroad to do more than just travel.
chiyoda

On Departures

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I have to say goodbye often--to the places with which I've become familiar, to routines I've developed, and most of all, to the great people I've met.
china library

Lessons from Living in China

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After almost four years of living in China, I learned a lot about myself and life in general. Life in China was an important learning experience.
siem reap

The Onward Self

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"Work is the curse of the drinking classes." -Oscar Wilde I had wanted to write about my adventures here in Italy--the inspiring art of Florence, the...
heavenly lake temple

Literary Travel Inspiration

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"What is true peace, I cannot know. A hundred wars have come and gone as I’ve grown old. I bear their burdens in my bones. Mine’s the...
travel financial advice

On Travel and Bad Financial Advice

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There's a lot of financial advice out there, and quite a bit focuses on travel as well. But you don't have to accept all the travel financial advice.

A Different Expat Experience

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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...
Sun Voyager Iceland

Conversations in Iceland

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I enjoy having conversations with people when I travel, and I found some interesting people to talk with in Iceland.
saigon backpackers

How Not to Plan a Vacation

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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.
thai sign

Inherent Dangers of Travel

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Travel poses many obstacles and dangers. Plenty of travelers have been scammed or pick-pocketed in every country. And then there are those of us who encounter...