Getaway Brigade

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How many times has the intoxicating thought of a spontaneous weekend getaway captured your senses, clinging to your mind as you desperately try to rationalize against it? It happens to all of us. It especially happens to us shortly after returning home from a getaway. The world calls to us, begging to be explored. It’s all right…

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So in my last post about this artsy hippie retreat, I said that I didn't think this was a place you could just book. Well, I was totally wrong—I've since found out more about this place. It's called “海或手作民宿 Ocean Home,” and you can find more info here and on their Facebook page. (The more…

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So I was going to be all organized and do a neat little write-up of each city I’ve visited, but right now I’ve found myself smack-dab in a hippie fantasy and it’s so unlike any place I’ve ever been, I feel compelled to write about it, right away. So to hell with organization—c’est la freakin’…

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Last week I spent a few days in Tamsui (淡水, also spelled Dansui, Danshuei, Tamshui, and all permutations thereof) and totally loved it. Even though it’s technically part of Taipei (in fact you can get there by riding the Taipei subway’s Tamsui line all the way down), it has a totally different vibe from the…

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As you can tell from the title of this post, I am now in Taiwan! (Bryce is still in the U.S., but he’ll be joining me in a few weeks.) This is my fifth night here, so I’ve gotten over the jet lag and am recovering from the initial onslaught of mosquito bites. I’ll be…

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