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In Pursuit of Beauty: Alamere Falls Trail

Living in San Francisco, there’s so much natural beauty around, it’s hard to figure out what to do next. One such place on my local experience list was Alamere Falls in Point Reyes National Seashore. I had seen many photos…

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Foraging for Food in the Forests of Santa Cruz

As an avid fruit lover, I remember reading, many years ago, about how fruit trees were specifically not planted in many cities because of the mess they produce. Far too many people would rather purchase that same type of fruit…

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My List of the Top 15 Things to do in Hualien

Hualien County is one of the largest counties in Taiwan. Due to the terrain though, Hualien has one of the smallest populations. Nature is never far away and the culture, here, is much very attune to that. At the heart…

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Hiking the Jade Green Hills of Dakeng

Wanting to get in some hiking while in Taiwan, one morning, we made our way to the eastern side of Taichung to check out the views at Dakeng (大坑 / da keng). Dakeng is a large recreational area marked by…

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