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Capital City to Tiny Town: Tips on Making the Transition

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 10.12.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

As any small-town aficionado will tell you, there are plenty of advantages to living away from the big city, and you don't have to completely abandon your urban lifestyle.

Million-Dollar Oooops!

MoneyTips | Posted 09.21.2015 | Arts

When a 12-year old boy armed with soda meets an expensive painting, guess who wins? It's not the painting, the displaying museum, or the insurance company, that's for sure.

Why Art is so Difficult to Protect

Anthony Amore | Posted 09.01.2015 | Arts
Anthony Amore

Each year tens of millions of people visit museums around the world and come within close proximity to hundreds of thousands of valuable works of art. Occasionally, miscreants and the mentally disturbed vandalize art work.

To the People I've Met While Traveling

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 08.21.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

Travel in any form is a special kind of adventure, but there is extra beauty in traveling by yourself. You alone choose how you want to fill every minute of your days and nights: what to do, what to eat, where to go, and how to get there.

Typhoon Soudelor Slams Into Taiwan, Hundreds Evacuate

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 08.07.2015 | World

Typhoon Soudelor made landfall in Taiwan near the city of Hualien early on Saturday morning local time, CNN reports.   Taiwan evacuate...

More Than Beef Noodle Soup and Taipei 101: Unexpected Surprises of Life in Taiwan

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

Instead of describing the culinary wonders of beef noodle soup and mango shaved ice, or "must-see's" such as Taipei 101, Jiufen, and night markets, here are 7 everyday surprises that are just as much a part of the culture as bubble tea.

Mother's Day For All Those Who Have Lost a Mom

Lee-En Chung | Posted 05.07.2015 | Women
Lee-En Chung

In the summer of 1985, my parents took my older brother to a college graduation trip back to the Orient. My Mom was "made in Taiwan," but her journey to see her hometown of Chiayi was cut short.

Death Toll Rises In Taiwan Plane Crash Caught On Tape

AP | RALPH JENNINGS | Posted 04.06.2015 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- The pilot in TransAsia Airways Flight 235 said "mayday, mayday, engine flameout" moments before the propjet banked sharply and ...

Plane Crash Lands In Taipei River

AP | Posted 04.05.2015 | World

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) — Rescuers used a crane to hoist the fuselage of a wrecked TransAsia Airways plane from a shallow river in Taiwan's capital late...

World Schooling: When Children Study Abroad

Cliff Hsia | Posted 02.01.2015 | Travel
Cliff Hsia

We've found the best way to do this is to place your kids into a local school immediately upon arrival, something we like to call world schooling. Here are some of the things we've learned about our version of world schooling.

The World's 20 Longest Non-Stop Flights | Posted 12.20.2014 | Travel

If you find yourself wondering just how far we've come today and what worldly extremes are now accessible by commercial air, then be sure to check out this list of the top 20 longest non-stop flights on the planet.

The 10 Longest Non-Stop Flights from New York | Posted 11.09.2014 | Travel

The team at Hopper has put together this list of the 10 longest non-stop flights from New York City; the ones that take passengers further afield than anywhere else, from the bubbling bazaars of Indian Mumbai, to the seething streets of China's megacities.

4 New Hotels That Mix Art and Luxury

La Carmina | Posted 10.29.2014 | Travel
La Carmina

I recently stayed in four hotels -- in New York, Taipei and Hong Kong -- filled with memorable pieces by modern artists. These ranged from rickshaws in the lobby, to Little Prince quotes by the elevators, to abstract cocoons next to the bathtub.

Taiwan's Natural Side

Jeanine Barone | Posted 08.26.2014 | Travel
Jeanine Barone

Silence reigns as black swans glide on a creek-fed pond, walkways zig-zag this way and that, and elaborately carved wooden pavilions provide much welcome shade. Walking to the garden's upper level provides a sweeping perspective of this idyllic arrangement.

Tucking Into Taiwan: Ultimate Food Tour

Fathom | Posted 08.18.2014 | Travel

A little gem of an island, Taiwan is the ultimate food destination for Asian cuisine. So unless you're lucky enough to already have been introduced, get ready for an eye- and stomach-opening adventure.

Taipei Announced As 2016 World Design Capital

ArchDaily | Posted 02.01.2014 | Arts

By Karissa Rosenfield (Read the original article here) It’s official: Taipei has been selected as the 2016 World Design Capital (WDC). Thi...

Taipei Seizes $300 MILLION In Heroin

China Post | Lauly Li | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

Taipei (The China Post/ANN) -The Criminal Investigation Bureau (CIB) and the Kaohsiung District Prosecutors' Office yesterday morning busted Taiwan's ...

Global Outcry Against Injecting Beagle Puppies with Rabies

Neal Barnard, M.D. | Posted 10.30.2013 | Green
Neal Barnard, M.D.

It sounds like a scene from a horror movie: injecting rabies into beagle puppies and watching as they succumb to one of the most miserable of diseases. This isn't fiction. It's a cruel experiment that is real and imminent.

Get Out Of The City And Get Into Nature

The Purple Passport | Posted 06.19.2013 | Travel
The Purple Passport

If Earth Day finds you deep within the concrete jungle, don't despair: you can still pay tribute to nature and commune with the trees in lush city parks and green spaces tucked into some of the world's most dense and developed cities.

PHOTOS: Where The Locals Shop...

Global Yodel | Posted 04.23.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

If a picture of a destination is worth a thousand words, then a visit to its local market is worth a million. There is perhaps no other place that en...

They Tried To Bind My Grandmother's Feet -- Fortunately, She Was A Rebel

Daisy J Lin | Posted 04.12.2013 | Women
Daisy J Lin

The shoes my grandmother refused remind me not to take my freedom for granted -- freedom to roam, freedom to pursue my passions and just as importantly, freedom to make my own mistakes.

PHOTOS: Obscure Spots That Shouldn't Be

Global Yodel | Posted 02.10.2013 | Travel
Global Yodel

When on vacation, it can sometimes be the seemingly ordinary "local" sights that prove the most memorable.

LOOK: Thousands Push For Gay Marriage In Taiwan During Pride

Posted 10.30.2012 | Gay Voices

Thousands of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) revelers touched down in Taiwan over the weekend for Taipei's 10th annual Gay Pride event. ...

WATCH: Sinkhole Swallows Man In Taiwan

Huffington Post | Chris C. Anderson | Posted 09.28.2012 | World

As Typhoon Saola trounces Taiwan, surveillance camera footage showing an unidentified man being swallowed by a sinkhole in Sansia District, Taiwan, ha...

Taipei's Museum Of Contemporary Art Offers A Voyage Into The Bizarre

Matt Gibson | Posted 09.11.2012 | Travel
Matt Gibson

Western art can be pretty weird, but there's nothing quite as mind-bendingly bizarre as modern Asian art.