|Travel stories and (sometimes) travel tips from a Young Backpacker and a Seasoned Travel Agent||
Laws are generally laws for a reason. And also, not all bikes are created equal. Click to read more about my stoney near-death experience in Amsterdam.
Flying into the Kansai International Airport can save you a few bucks. AND you can check out Osaka before moving on to more Japanese-y places like Kyoto and Nara.
Having something stolen on a trip doesn't always happen, but it can. Here are some ways that I (being paranoid as I am) try to avoid getting robbed.
One of my favorite spur of the moment, weekend vacations in Taiwan. Find out more about Sun Moon Lake (日月潭 ) and the adventures to be had.
Temples in Tainan are on every street and in every alley. Good for a wander and a visit. Here are a few of the classics that I enjoyed (in and near Tainan).
In honor of the Chinese New Year, this is about the best festival in Taiwan (one of my favorite festivals ever): the Yanshui Beehive Firework Festival.
Washington D.C. can be one of the cheapest and most enlightening vacations in the U.S. It's a city of countless free museums, monuments and events... here's a list of a few lesser known ones that I loved.
Enjoying a glass of wine, beautiful sunset, and a terribly uncomfortable night in Cinque Terre.
Adventuring in Kyoto, where to stay and what to see...
Why you should always listen to your mother and the merits of planning ahead.