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Exploring an Instagram-Worthy Mango Tree Tunnel

Located a short drive away from Highway 3, between Taichung and Chiayi City is a peaceful little path lined with mango trees called the Gukeng Green Tunnel (古坑綠色隧道公園 / gu keng lu se sui dao gong yuan). In addition to…

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Uncovering a Hidden Artist Village in Taipei

If you’ve followed my blog long enough, you probably know I love checking out the local art scene. You probably also know that Taiwan has a history of turning old developments into fresh, creative spaces. Not surprisingly, when I read…

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Discovering the Street Art in Arts District LA

Growing up in Los Angeles, the Arts District was a sleepy area adjacent to the much more popular Little Tokyo. It’s been amazing, over the years, to see this area of old brick buildings and warehouses turn into a hub…

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The Best Shaved Ice on Oahu

In Hawai’i, nothing is more synonymous with the islands, food-wise, than shaved ice. Also called shave ice or ice shave, don’t mistake these frozen treats for snow cones. Snow cones often contain coarse pieces of ice and lack toppings. Hawaiian…

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Checking Out the Street Art on Oahu

As a huge fan of street art, I’ve made it a point to check out the local art scene in places like Vancouver and Taiwan. Recently, I saw what Honolulu had to offer on the island of Oahu in Hawaii….

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The Best Places to Eat in Waikiki

When people come to Hawai’i and specifically O’ahu, they often choose to stay in Waikiki. Waikiki is a neighborhood on the south side of the island famous for its beach, Waikiki Beach. What was once a popular spot for Hawaiian…

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