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Taiwanese Night Markets: Sites, Smells and History

We first visited Asia together in 2004 and have loved returning several times since. While Europe is wonderful, Asia offers a more diverse cultural experience when you hail from the United States and Australia, respectively. Recently, a Taiwanese Night Market was re-created at the Smithsonian Associates in Washington, DC. Along with rich history, the sites…

Great off the Radar Eastern European Cities to Visit

Eastern Europe is a fascinating and romantic slice of the globe to explore. And it generally offers far better value than Western Europe. The secret has long been out of the bag with Prague, which doesn’t offer nearly the same value as it did 15 years ago. But there are several cities that rival Prague,…

Reasons Not to Visit Amsterdam

We lived in Amsterdam from 2008 to 2011. It’s a beautiful city with an easily walkable UNESCO World Heritage historic center. Unfortunately, these days it’s frequently overrun with tourists. During our last visit there in 2015, we were shocked at how packed the city was over a September weekend. While Amsterdam is beautiful, there are…

Koh Yao Noi: Most Romantic Getaways in Thailand

Written by Delan C. After recently feeling overwhelmed with my busy schedule, I knew it was time for a break. While looking for the perfect tropical vacation to escape with my wife, I decided on Koh Yao Noi because it’s one of the most romantic and secluded islands in Thailand. When considering your next trip to…