Five Great Reasons to Visit Taiwan

Taiwan has a rich culture, amazing food, and stunning scenery, yet isn’t widely known by many travelers to Asia. Here are five reasons to visit Taiwan.

Grand Hotel Taipei, Taiwan

Best Places to Stay in Taiwan

Here is a list of some of our favourite places to stay in Taiwan. Our list of Taipei and Taiwan hotels and B&Bs features both budget and affordable luxury options.

Statue of Liberty – Crown Access

How to See the Statue of Liberty with Crown Access

The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island are highlights of a trip to New York, especially if you reserve a Crown Access Ticket, and climb the 393 stairs inside the statue for an unforgettable view from the crown.

Icefields Parkway Alberta

Our Epic Road Trip on the Icefield Parkway – Banff to Jasper, Alberta

(Updated March 2020) If there is one road trip that is “bucket list” worthy, a summer drive on Alberta’s scenic Icefield Parkway from Banff to Jasper certainly qualifies. We had a free weekend last June, and decided this was a great opportunity for us to do the famous Icefield Parkway road trip in the Canadian Rockies. The weather was great, […]


Hadrian’s Wall Walk – West to East

The day finally arrived for our first long distance walk, west to east on Hadrian’s Wall National Trail in England. Hadrian’s Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, was built in 122 AD by Roman soldiers, under the orders of the Emperor Hadrian. The path follows this stone wall across England from coast to coast, so we could say “we walked across England!”

Getting Ready for our Hadrian’s Wall Walk

We spent today in Carlisle, Cumbria, excited to begin our coast-to-coast walk across England via the Hadrian’s Wall National Pathway. This trail runs from Bowness on Solway in the west, to Wallsend, east of Newcastle upon Tyne.