Taiwan’s First-Rate Second City

Finding a Kaohsiung itinerary can be a somewhat daunting task, in spite of how much the internet seems to love Taiwan’s second city. That’s the first reason I’m glad you’re here—I know how frustrating it can be to want to plan a trip somewhere, but to lack the resources to create an actionable (or even meaningful) outline. Of course, part of…

“Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 27, 2018 By Josh Garrick

Categories: Best OfTravelingBody: “Josh Recommends” for the Week of October 27, 2018 By Josh Garrick  FINAL WEEKEND – Opera Orlando’s “Steampunk” Tales of Hoffman NOW to Oct 30 at the Dr. Phillips Center  The first of Opera Orlando’s Mainstage productions features the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and is Offenbach’s most famous work. Interweaving four stories from the author E. T. A. Hoffmann, (who is the opera’s lead character), Metropolitan Opera tenor Won Whi Choi sings the title role, with Cuban-born soprano Laura León singing all four female heroines. The magic of each story…

50 Photos from our Summer Adventures

Highlights from our 2018 Summer Our boys are back in school and we’re preparing for our Canadian Thanksgiving, so that means another summer is officially in the history books. It was a full summer for us. We had a good mix of travel and hometown fun. We even had a two-week trip to Europe without our boys – which was a…

5 Reasons Why You’ll Want the Swiss Travel Pass

To drive or to take the train, that is the question. In Switzerland, the answer is to take the train! There is no place on earth that provides better train travel than Switzerland, and it is made so easy with the Swiss Travel Pass. If you’re not sure whether it’s worth getting a Swiss Travel Pass for your trip to Switzerland, here are five reasons why you’ll want to…

Travel News: October 29, 2018

New Stardust Supper Club To Debut on Crystal Serenity Travel Pulse Crystal Cruises has announced that Crystal Serenity will sport a new supper club experience when she emerges from dry dock on November 10. The “Stardust Supper Club” will take place in the ship’s Stardust Club. The popular venue has been enhanced with a new dance floor, lighting, bar finishes, and refreshed décor, as well as behind the scenes …

Air Canada added flights to Las Vegas and Palm Springs

An inaugural flight from Edmonton to Las Vegas and from Calgary to Palm Springs was launched today. Celebrations were held prior to the departure of the inaugural flights from Edmonton to Las Vegas and from Calgary to Palm Springs. “We are delighted to offer more travel options to Albertans with the addition of daily, seasonal services from both Calgary and Edmonton, which means golf, entertainment and the desert sun are a short flight away every day this fall and winter. With …

Up Your Car Camping Game with These 10 Clever Gadgets

Between last year and this spring, we’ve spent a lot of time using our Toyota 4Runner as a base of operations for car camping. We’ve learned a lot about what works, what doesn’t, and what makes our lives a whole lot easier on the road. From better campsite cooking to clever car maintenance to cellphone-free communication in the backcountry, here are some of our favorite gadgets to seriously up your car camping game. Best Gadgets for Car Camping Tapplock one Smart Padlock Tapplock one – Smart Fingerprint Padlock The traditional padlock could hardly be …

A Tantalizing Taipei Itinerary

As hard as it might seem to believe, planning a Taipei itinerary wasn’t any easier the second time around than it was the first, at least not for me. In spite of Taiwan’s capital being relatively compact and manageable, at least by the standards of East Asia, I still found it daunting to accommodate all the amazing things to do in Taipei. Further complicating matters is the fact that Taipei has probably the worst weather of any major city I’ve …

The Feynan Ecolodge: Stargazing and Coffee with the Bedouin in the Desert in Jordan

Beneath the light of the stars in the desert sands of Jordan, I discovered that some things always stay the same. Here’s my story of a night with the Bedouin in Jordan while staying at the groundbreaking Feynan Ecolodge. Read on for the full Feynan Ecolodge review. Stargazing at…

Seven Best Foods to Try in Rajasthan

The princely state of Rajasthan has mostly been known for its splendid forts and the royal atmosphere which exudes from them. Being largely covered by desert, the limitations of access to water have resulted in the use of milk as a core ingredient more than anything else. The main diet, like most of Hindu origin, remains vegetable oriented with lentils and…

Speaking Spätzle: What to Know About this Quintessential Swabian Favorite—and How to Make It

Categories: FoodRecipesImage: Plump and misshapen, with a soft, chewy texture that’s reminiscent of pasta or gnocchi, Spätzle belongs in its own culinary category altogether. Pervasive in Germany, Austria, and Hungary, and stretching into Switzerland and other neighboring European countries, the popular pasta comes in several varieties. But the miniature dumplings usually share a few common threads – a simple dough, heavy with egg and flour, and a cooking method that …

The Best Road Trip from Vancouver for first time visitors

Best Road Trip from Vancouver, Canada As residents of Vancouver, we’re often asked about things to see and do in Vancouver. One question we’ve been asked a lot recently is – what is the best road trip from Vancouver? It’s a great question. You have plenty of options in British Columbia. Do you go…

5 Fun Things to Do in Saas-Fee Switzerland in Summer

Saas-Fee is a premier skiing village in the Valais region of Switzerland, so why were we traveling to Saas-Fee in summer? It wasn’t for the skiing, though Saas-Fee is unique because you can ski there year-round. While winter is Saas-Fee’s most popular season for travelers, summer is less crowded and there are many fun things to do in Saas-Fee in summer. Saas-Fee is one of those little Swiss villages that is a tourist destination, yet doesn’t feel touristy. This is especially true in the summer. Because no cars are …

Peaceful Cruise Along San Antonio’s River Walk

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