Hsinchu for the Family

When you arrive in Hsinchu, the oldest city in northern Taiwan, it likely will not take long to realize why it is called “The City of Happiness and Wisdom.” Hsinchu was originally named Chuchien, which means seashore in Taokas; the Taokas were of the tribes of Taiwanese plain aborigines. The reference to seashore is apt […]

Taichung for Families

With an average year-round temperature of about 72 degrees and sunny days, along with its central location and accessibility by high-speed rail, Taichung has been recognized several times as the best city in which to live in Taiwan. Add to that its history, natural and cultural resources, events, shopping and more and Taichung is a […]

Kids’ Activities in Taiwan

If there is one thing parents quickly learn, it is kids just wanna have fun. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways for kids — and the entire family — to have fun during a visit to Taiwan, from seeing pandas to soaring high above the city. Maokong Gondola For a different perspective of Taipei, board […]

Family-Friendly Hotels in Taipei

International travel can be a lot of fun, but also tiring. While choosing a hotel to call home base and orient yourself during a visit to Taipei, we found this handful of family-friendly hotels where everyone can relax and recharge. Fullon Taipei East: Within close proximity to the Taipei Zoo in New Taipei City, this […]

Samoa Teuila Festival

Established in 1991, the Samoa Teuila Festival is now in its 28th year of celebration. Never heard of it? That’s kind of what makes it so great. As one of the South Pacific’s largest and greatest cultural displays, the Teuila Festival is an authentic, idyllic escape to another world. While representing true Polynesian culture across […]

Beyond the Finish Line in PyeongChang

Since selected as the site for the 2018 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games, the world set its sights on PyeongChang, South Korea. While some viewers were spellbound by the superhuman feats of world-class athletes, others were intrigued with global politics and celebrity sightings. Through it all, millions had a glimpse of a South Korea beyond […]