Taiwan’s Vibrant Culture

USTOA’s Live Like a Local Series
I’d never been to Asia and stepping into the Taiwanese culture was thrilling, disorienting, embracing and shocking—I loved every minute of it. The Taiwanese Culture amazes—in custom, religious, attitude, and lifestyle—and it was beautiful to see and experience.

Ritual & Ceremony in Taiwan

 USTOA’s Live Like a Local Series
The Taiwanese culture is based on ritual and ceremony on my tour, I was able to dive right into the local customs—from meeting a local calligrapher to praying at Longshan Temple to participating in a tea ceremony.

Food of Taiwan Guide

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This lush island nation has so much variety in fresh local products, it’s no surprise that the food is outstanding! From street food to gourmet, famous food chains to home cooked meals, we dive into Taiwan’s food culture.

Night Markets of Taiwan Guide

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My first Night Market in Taipei was overwhelming, sensational and addictive. I was enthralled by stall after stall of the exotic foods, wild clothing and the buzzing energy of the streets. Shillin & Ning Xia are MUST-STOPS in Taiwan—see why.

Night Markets of Taiwan Guide

USTOA’s Live Like a Local Series
My first Night Market in Taipei was overwhelming, sensational and addictive. I was enthralled by stall after stall of the exotic foods, wild clothing and the buzzing energy of the streets. Shillin & Ning Xia are MUST-STOPS in Taiwan—see why.

Taiwan Overview

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For such a small island nation, Taiwan has so much to see, do, eat and experience. From Taipei to Hualien, city to the country, hyper-crowded to hyper-local—we explored it all, with the locals as our guide.

Croatia’s Local, Natural Products

Croatia is fertile–it’s countryside is ripe with fruits, vegetables, grapes and olives, it’s forest filled with wild game and truffles and its seas teeming with the freshest fish. The islands boast stone used to build the palaces of the royals. Enjoy the local delights of Croatia with me.

Exploring Croatia By Bike, Boat & Foot

By bike, by foot, by boat or by car, there’s so much to explore in Croatia. Join me in our Croatia adventure

Santa Monica: Best Things to do on the Beach

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I’m a new Cali local and I’m bringing you my tips for top things to do in my ‘hood–Santa Monica. Of course, I had to show you all the things you can do on my favorite part of this town, the BEACH!

Taiwanese Culture

I’d never been to Asia and stepping into the Taiwanese culture was thrilling, disorienting, embracing and shocking—I loved every minute of it. The Taiwanese Culture amazes—in custom, religious, attitude and lifestyle—and it was beautiful to see and experience.