Kenting National Park, Taiwan’s Blue and Green Paradise

Kenting National Park in Taiwan is the most lush place I’ve been in recent memory. The park is filled with bright green fields, forests of unique tropical pine trees, the bluest ocean waters, and billowing white clouds overhead. After spending a few days in Kaohsiung, I boarded a bus and fell in love with Kenting...

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48 Hours on Phú Quốc, Vietnam’s Island Paradise

Welcome to my very first blog post featuring a destination in Vietnam! I’ve been based in Ho Chi Minh City for almost a month now, and after doing a little bit of research, I decided to take my very first trip outside the city. I looked at a number of options, but eventually decided to check out the island of Phú Quốc, which is right off the southern coast of the Vietnamese “mainland”...

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The One Week Guide To Shanghai: 14 Things To See, Do, and Taste

Welcome to Caffeinated Excursions’ very first Asia blog post! There will be many more to come, but I’m so excited to finally be writing about a city I consider a second (or third?) home: Shanghai! I’ve been visiting various parts of China since 2010, and I first went to Shanghai as a senior in high school in 2013. Since then, I’ve kept going back...

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