River Tracing in Taiwan

River Tracing in Taiwan

I know what you’re thinking: What the heck is river tracing? Only the most awesome new outdoor sport there is! All of the photos from my Hualien Outdoors adventure are courtesy of Hualien Outdoors.  What is River Tracing? “First developed in Japan, river...
Hiking the Taroko Gorge

Hiking the Taroko Gorge

Hello everyone and Merry Christmas from China! Since it’s probably cold outside and you’re all snuggled up with your coffee, getting ready to see family and friends, I thought I’d bring you back to my trip to Taiwan, where you can look at beautiful...
Aboriginal Taiwan: Visiting Orchid Island

Aboriginal Taiwan: Visiting Orchid Island

This summer while backpacking around Taiwan, I made a trip to Taiwan’s Orchid Island, otherwise known as Lanyu. Before the Chinese arrived, Taiwan was home to aboriginal locals, similar in ethnicity to those from the Philippines and Hawaii. After the Chinese...