Author: Judith Villarreal

6 Insane Festivals Around The World

Before you get caught off guard and need to run for your life from bulls or save your new Dolce & Gabbana dress for a day when tomatoes aren’t hurled into the streets freely, do your research. You might find some strange and interesting holidays or traditions will take place during your visit. These 5 insane holidays and traditions take place around the world:

8 Ways Asia Has Ruined My Life Forever

For fear of scaring off any new readers or first-timers in Asia, let me clarify the possibly startling title. I love Asia. I love it so much that when the time comes to go back home, getting used to the swing of things is going to be more difficult than I anticipated.

7 Tips For Traveling With Your BFF

Traveling with a person side by side for days or weeks on end can test even the strongest of friendships. Luckily for you and your bestie, I’ve figured out how to travel sans drama with my BFF. Follow my 7 tips for a worry free travel excursion with your best pal.

A Girly Girl’s 10 Best Travel Tips

With my bags packed and plane ticket in hand, I set off with my best friend to explore the beautiful and trendy city. As any true traveler knows, not everything will go according to plan. However, with a little help and these quick tips to remember, your trip might go as (almost) smoothly as mine went.

7 Reasons To Travel As A Couple

There are few joys in life greater than getting a fresh stamp in your passport. What could possibly beat the rush of excitement you feel when you click the “purchase ticket” button for a plane ticket to somewhere new? Clicking “purchase tickets” with your significant other is the answer. Traveling with your partner is more fun than…well, traveling with anyone else.

5 Reasons You’re Not Too Old To Travel

“I’m moving abroad at an older age by myself, and I feel like I might be too old for such an adventure,” Emma said. That sentence got me thinking long and hard about age and how it relates to travel. My conclusion? It doesn’t matter one penny what age you are. If your heart tells you to travel, you must travel.

5 Best Taiwanese Foods For Hangovers

Back in college, a cup of ramen and a lemon-lime Gatorade was all I needed to survive the dreadful “Sunday Hangover,” which always showed up after a fun Saturday night. You beg forgiveness and offer your first born in exchange of the relief from the pounding in your head. In Taiwan, there’s no need to go to such extremes because the cure to your dilemma is right outside your door. That cure is food, delicious Taiwanese food. The food is so good it has magical healing powers. Just don’t quote me on that last promise.

The Art Of Slow Living In Taiwan

Transitioning to the slow rhythmic flow of Taiwan’s lifestyle was confusing after living for a year in the balli balli (hurry, hurry) mindset of Korea. A place where people eat a breakfast of street food while speed walking to their morning jobs, push through crowds to get to their destination first, and have no concept of queuing because it’s considered too slow.