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Going Awesome Places Guide to Taiwan

Taiwan is attracting an increasing number of bloggers, travel journalists and other folks collectively known as influencers looking to experience its fair shores. Influencers are a different breed than your average traveler. Sure, they’re attracted by the same Taiwan experiences: Vibrant cities, great cuisine, hikes in the mountains and hot springs, all that stuff. But theirs are most definitely working vacations. In addition to experiencing, they’re also recording, taking photographs, taking notes, interacting with their followers over social media platforms like Instagram, Twitter and Facebook. Sometimes they’re doing all this stuff simultaneously. So for a dedicated travel blogger, logistics are key. Last autumn, MyTaiwanTour was involved in customizing Taiwan tours for a series of influencers who’d come as part of a program sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. All of the influencers had their own focuses. One was more interested in fashion, and another in art and culture. One blogger…

Taiwan Travel Tips – Read Before You Go

Read Before You Go Group travel should offer myriad opportunities for adventure, for fun, and for creating relationships that last a lifetime. MyTaiwanTour helps facilitate this by creating custom designed tours and itineraries that connect international travelers with the best activities and destinations that Taiwan has to offer. We’ve assembled a brief list of travel tips for those in the planning stages of their Taiwan Journey. Weather and Seasonal Tips • Spring (Early March – Late May) Weather: Spring is generally a lovely time to visit Taiwan, as temperatures tend to range between cool and warm without being too extreme in either direction. You’ll want to dress in layers up north, and in the mountains you’ll need to wear cold weather gear. Down south in Kenting, it’s always beach weather. Seasonal highlights: Spring is a good time to go hiking in Taiwan’s high mountains (we’ve got 240+ of them…

Do in Taiwan as the Taiwanese do! Seven Taiwan Taboos worth knowing about

Though Taiwan is a thoroughly modern society built on reason and technology, vestiges of the old ways, or non-scientific customs and taboos from bygones days are alive and well in everyday life. Some may call these cultural taboos superstitions, but before being overly judgmental, consider the prevalence of triskaidekaphobia (fear of the number 13) in western architecture. While most Americans, for example, would laugh at the idea that this obscure phobia impacts their lives, the fact that many buildings – even modern skyscrapers – skip from the 12th to the 14th floor is evidence that the superstition is alive and well. Here are a Seven Taiwan taboos you ought to know about when traveling in Taiwan. 1.Don’t point at the moon with your finger Chang’e is the Chinese Goddess of the moon, and though luminous and beautiful, she’s also considered somewhat shy. According to legend, pointing at the…