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Whitewater Rafting in California’s Gold Country

Living in California, there’s no shortage of outdoor adventures a short drive away, including skiing in the Sierras and beachside waterfalls. I have a whole list of things I still need to do in my proverbial backyard. One of those…

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Exploring the Grand Canyon of Taiwan

On the east coast of Taiwan sits a sleeping giant, Taroko Gorge (太魯閣 / tai lu ge). Taroko Gorge is an almost 12 mile long (19 kilometer) canyon with a river that spills out into the Pacific Ocean. Because of…

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Rest and Relaxation at Beitou Hot Springs

Next to the night markets and Taipei 101, Taipei is best known for the hot springs in Beitou District (北投區 / bei tou qu).What was once a large center of sulfur production, now features one of the highest concentrations of…

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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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