This year we chose the hottest, muggiest season to visit Taiwan. This past June we went to visit my grandmother who couldn't make it to our wedding. We made our way through Taichung 台中, Kaohsiung 高雄, Cijin Island 旗津, Tainan 台南, and of course Taipei 台北.
This past Christmas holiday, we got the opportunity to fly back home to California (Bay Area) and spend some time with family and friends, one of them my cousin Loren who happens to love adventures too.
In our first year of marriage we made it a point to make up for lost time in our 5 years of long distance and traveled to 8 countries over the last 12 months, with a few domestic trips peppered in as well.
As many of you know, in honor of Canadian National Park's 150 year anniversary, all national parks in Canada are free for 2017! So in February, Stacey and I went to Banff, Alberta to experience what a beautiful winter could be.
We took the opportunity after Christmas to go upstate for a little bit of R&R, an experience that really underscored the diverse nature of New York State (you know that tag line on I (heart) NY that says "and You thought you knew New York"? Totally our experience with the Catskills.