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Yi Yuan Chinese Restaurant, Sherwood Taipei, Taiwan

Wining and Dining in Luxury at the Sherwood Taipei

Traveling through Asia, when it came to accommodations, I was no stranger to variety. One night, I’d be in a bustling backpacker hostel, the next a $3 per night shack with no electricity, and...

Cava Baja, Madrid, Spain

Cranky Excerpts from a Curmudgeonly 1913 Spain Guide Book

When you imagine a century-old travel guidebook about Spain, you’d expect a cornucopia of picturesque descriptions of the scenery and fascinating explanations of bygone customs. After all, isn’t a travel guide supposed to feature the unmissable highlights a...

Sherwood Taipei, Taiwan

Where to Stay in Taipei, Taiwan: The Sherwood Taipei

My time in Taipei was all too short, with only four full days to explore Taiwan’s capital. But I made the most of my limited time there, seeing the city’s famed monuments, escaping Taipei...

George Town, Penang, Malaysia

Malaysian Culinary Paradise? A Food Tour of Penang

If there’s one thing most visitors to Malaysia rave about after visiting, it’s the food. My first few days in Kuala Lumpur demonstrated just why, and an evening of tasting the local cuisine with...

Phnom Penh Vespa Adventures

Whirling Through Phnom Penh’s Nightlife by Vespa

If there’s one thing you’ll see everywhere you go in Southeast Asia, it’s motorbikes. Playing Frogger in Saigon, hopping on UberMOTOs to navigate Bangkok, weaving through the Burmese countryside on a bike… As of a few...