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Asia has long been a budget traveler’s paradise. In 2017, it remains one of the most affordable regions in the world to visit. But Asia, of course, is not just for backpackers. One of the beauties of traveling the continent is there’s an option for every budget. And for travelers... Read More

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Taiwan’s capital city of Taipei is packed with a plethora of palate-pleasing surprises. Even better, prices for many eats are wallet friendly at $3 to $11 USD. Here’s what we reach for when craving something cheap and delicious in this vibrant city. 1. Bubble tea If you’re going to have bubble tea, you might as well have it... Read More

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Taroko Gorge in Taiwan
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Monsoon season has just begun, turning the months between June and September into low season for travel throughout Asia. While no one wants Mother Nature to put a damper on their hard-earned vacation days, the rain shouldn’t scare travelers away. Despite reports of heavy rainfall, a majority of the... Read More

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Last week, I flew 30 hours halfway around the world and back, just to spend 61 hours in Asia. Considering that I had to report back to the office the morning after the trip, it seemed like a great time to cash in all of my EVA Air miles... Read More

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Already a mainstay in Asia for decades, night markets are now taking hold all over the world. With a buzzy, carnival-like atmosphere, they’re the place to be for finding shopping and food deals as well as for rubbing elbows with locals out for a night of casual fun. Some... Read More

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As one of our favorite under-rated cities in Asia, Taipei has only recently started to get mainstream attention. (Case in point: The New York Times chose it as one of the 52 Places to Go in 2014.) If you’re considering a trip, here’s a starter guide with some of the most-visited spots... Read More

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Taiwan Subway Station Art

Across the globe, urban planners have beautified some of the most basic (and essential) city structures: subway stations. Through murals, sculptures, temporary installations, or just fancy signage, they have helped turn otherwise drab transportation hubs into dazzling, and sometimes even whimsical, works of art. From Tom Otterness’ miniature bronze... Read More

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beef noodle soup

This winter, there isn’t a more delicious way to warm up than with one of many specialty noodle soups across Asia. Tender, red-braised oxtail is the long-simmered star of Taiwan’s beef noodle staple (pictured above), with a dark broth fragrant with five-spice and bean paste. Best of all, a steaming... Read More

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Camera Found in Taiwan

The woman whose camera went missing five years ago after a diving trip to Hawaii has been identified! Her underwater camera made a 5,200-mile Pacific Ocean journey from off the coast of Maui to a beach in Taiwan. After many calls out into the world-wide-web, Lindsay Crumbley Scallan was... Read More