• Past,  Travel & Culture

    Dear Annie, Andy Warhol is by far one of my favorite museums ever. I can’t believe that I’m saying that because you know that I’m not the biggest fan of museums. I’m bad at appreciating any kind of art that requires interpretation, and I also get bored if I see the same kind of art over and over again (like watercolors and more watercolors).

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Gardens at Elm Bank

    I've been more willing to go out and explore since it's my last month left in Boston. Is that true for most people? When people settle in a place and call it home, they don't feel the urgency to explore the entire city whenever possible. But then once you decide to leave a place, all of sudden there is a long list of things that you haven't done yet.

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Hiking the Huangdidian Trail!

    Every time I go hiking, I try to find a trail that’s interesting and fun to climb. I’m not a big fan of just straight stairs up and down because for one, I hate stairs but also that gets boring pretty quickly. The trail I’ll be talking about today was no different.

  • Past,  Travel & Culture

    Hiking a Waterfall at Yosemite National Park

    My family has been going to Sequoia and Yosemite National Parks ever since I was young because they were close, and nature is just so majestic and beautiful. It's my first time coming to Yosemite in May. Usually we come towards the end of summer, and most of the water is dried up and there is little to no water left in the waterfalls.

  • 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…