Category: Advice for Living Abroad

Taroko National Park: Day 1

Sitting on top of a large, smooth, sun-warmed rock positioned just above the clear blue water, tucked away in a private alcove down the river and off the beaten path from the Shakadang trail in Taroko National Park, I turn to my friend and say, “Life is happening right now.” From the rock pillow she has been resting on she turns and nods her head in relaxed agreeance.

The Best Sunsets in Taiwan

When I arrived in Taiwan, I was speechless at its breathtaking beauty. Maybe it’s because I’m from a very flat farmland but the sight of mountains, ocean, and palm trees completely swept me away.

The Most Important Lesson Learnt In Asia

I bought a one-way ticket to Asia almost three years ago in search of adventure, fun, and happiness. Of the three things I was hoping to find while abroad, the only one I didn’t find was happiness.

5 Tips For Keeping A Travel Journal

All it takes it a little discipline (choose a writing schedule and stick to it), patience, and lots of ink to begin enjoying the habit of writing in a journal. Not sure where to start or what to write in your journal? Keep these 5 tips in mind and soon you’ll have a journal that will rival the memoirs of Eat, Pray, Love.

5 New Year’s Resolutions for ESL Teachers

With each near year comes new goals and aspirations. All of us aiming to become a better version of ourselves than last year. As we usher in 2016 we should take some time to really think about who we want to become and ponder the steps we can take to get there.

Get Over Being Homesick

Arriving in a new place instills a sense of excitement and wanderlust. The first ideas that come to your mind involve traveling, meeting new people, and eating new, exciting foods. This is, of course, is one of the most exciting parts about traveling and being in a new country; however, for many people, the difficulties of being away from family, friends, and home eventually begin to creep up.

Important Information Before you Travel

It’s about that time of the year again! Time for a new semester to start and teachers to fly off to various locations around the world– how exciting! But wait, before you take off, There may be a few things for you to consider.

Transportation in Taipei

One of the best parts about living in different areas of the world is getting to experience the lay of the land. Each country has it’s own geography that dictates how people are able to commute. As we inhabit different places around the world we mold our surroundings to fit our needs.