• Past,  Travel & Culture

    Chasing Waterfalls in Fuxing District

    As the weather becomes warmer, I’m venturing farther out of my city to discover waterfalls Taiwan has to offer. Last weekend was no different. My friend Daisy and I got on our scooters and made the two hour ride over to Fuxing district where we trekked to two waterfalls, 水簾洞瀑布 Shuiliandong Waterfall and 幽靈瀑布 Youling Falls.

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Camping at June Lake, California

    Annie, Have I ever told you that my family used to go camping all the time? Not glamping, but pitch a tent, cook your own food, sleep on the floor kind of camping. Real camping. It’s been years since I’ve gone camping. With my family friends visiting from Taiwan, we (me, my parents, and 3 family friends) did a pretty intense 1.5 week California trip from Los Angeles to June Lake to Yosemite National Park to Bay area. I’ll tell you about Yosemite and the Bay area in later posts. For now, I want to tell you about camping at June Lake because when we left Los Angeles, the weather said…

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Fun Family DIY Day in Taichung

    Three weeks ago my family and I went down to 台中 Taichung to celebrate Mother’s Day. My aunt signed us up for a fun DIY day at 葵海休閒農場 Kwai Hai Leisure Farm where we got to cook our own food in a kiln and decorate wooden fridge magnets. The farm had everything prepared for us so we just had to show up and follow their instructions for a good time!

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Restless in Chicago

    In this series called "Restless In", Annie and Juliet will list out anywhere between 2 and 7 things that we enjoyed in a particular city. This includes places to visit, restaurants to try, and activities to do. Let us know what things you enjoyed in the city!

  • Diaries,  Past

    Third Culture Kid Diaries: Connecting with Locals and Making Friends

    When you move somewhere new, you’re starting out with a clean slate. You go and create a new community of people you surround yourself with. This can take time and when you’re out in the real world, it takes pushing out of your comfort zone to find that group of people you click with. I share a few tips I've learned along the way to connect with people in a new environment.

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Less Than 24 Hours in New York

    My friend Enya just finished listening to Tiffany Haddish's The Last Black Unicorn and we were talking about how amazing she is and how we wanted to go see her live in Connecticut. Enya asked if we should just do a day in New York and that's how we ended up on this spontaneous adventure.