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Taiwan – an island of friendliness, great food, ​and pristine​ nature

We spent three weeks in Taiwan with great food, the friendliest people and impressive landscapes. Like so many others we started our trip in Taipei. We planned a week there so that we would have enough time to figure out where we want to go next and what to do on the island of Taiwan. ...

Taipei’s Top 6 Must-Sees

On prior travels, we had been to a few Asian cities like Bangkok, Hong Kong or Ho Chi Minh. Still, we didn’t really know what to expect in Taipei. Was it a city with shiny modern buildings like Hong Kong’s financial district? or more like the hustle and bustle of Bangkok’s riverside? We found Taipei ...

O’ahu – what a surprise!

Only four days left on our Hawaii trip! We chose to spend our last days in the USA on the Island of Oahu. On purpose we decided to spend less time here than on the other islands because we assumed it might fit our taste less, being the island with the biggest population and about ...

Kauai – Hawaii’s Garden Island

After our amazing time on Maui and Big Island we were absolutely looking forward to Kauai. Especially because we heard so much good about it. That is also why we planned 8 days for this small island. The first four nights we were about to stay in one of the two hostels on the island ...

Kona and surroundings

From what we heard about Kona (being the touristy area of the island) we imagined the place to have a big sandy beach with restaurants and lots of people there. When we were getting closer to the Kona area we quickly realized that it is not quite like that. The area is very steep and ...

Waimea Area and East Coast

Best Flight Ever Our trip to Big Island started with an absolutely amazing flight from Maui to Kona, Big Island. And that is coming from a former flight attendant ;-). So, if you are ever flying between Big Island and Maui, we strongly recommend booking with Mokulele. The plane we flew with had space for ...

Wish, plan, get ready – go!

For about 8 months Toby and I have been talking about our long travels that we wanted to start in December 2017. We were watching lots of inspiring YouTube videos, talking about where to go and what to do at different places, then sorting out all our insurance and medical details and finally planning what ...