Taroko Gorge Scenery

You Can’t Visit Taiwan Without Exploring Taroko National Park

Julie Taiwan 9 Comments

Add Taroko National Park to the list of beautiful places in Taiwan.  This national park, located on the eastern coast of Taiwan very close to the city of Hualien, is a huge draw for visitors to Taiwan.  It was a huge draw for us as well, as our family can’t resist hiking trails, rock scrambles, and beautiful vistas, things Taroko …

Monkeys St Lucia

Please Don’t Feed The Monkeys

Kara Rivenbark Botswana, China, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand 5 Comments

We’ve been traveling around the world for nine months now. In some countries we have seen monkeys. They are friendly and come up to people because they are used to being fed by humans. It was in Africa where we saw monkeys for the first time. In Africa, we saw signs saying,  “Don’t feed the monkeys!” Why? If the monkeys …

Taiwan

Ten Interesting Facts About Taiwan You Probably Didn’t Know

Julie Taiwan 9 Comments

One year ago I knew very little about Taiwan.  It wasn’t even on our radar as a destination for our journey around the globe.  While browsing through hotels on Trip Advisor, tourism advertisements for Taiwan kept popping up.  After the tenth advertisement, Taiwan captured my attention and I took my first look at the Taiwan tourism website.  Immediately, I was …

Tyler Rivenbark

Hiking Teapot Mountain in Taiwan

Julie Taiwan 6 Comments

Hiking Teapot Mountain was a fantastic experience.  This hike would end up being our favorite in Taiwan as it had all of our favorite elements:  stunning scenery, rock scrambles, steep ascents that required basic rock climbing skills, and an almost deserted trail.  We saw hardly anyone else on this hike leaving us to wonder where everyone was.  Why don’t more …