“I see the Light” at the 2018 Taiwan Lantern Festival

Early spring is a special time around the world. The flowers start to bloom; the trees regain their leaves; and most of all, the cold winter weather has said goodbye. Spring brings about the first month of the Chinese lunisolar calendar and the Chinese New Years Celebrations. The New Years Celebrations end with the Spring Lantern Festivals. One of the largest festivals is the Taiwan Lantern Festival. Continue Reading . . .

16 Unique Souvenirs from Around the World

Over the last couple of trips, I have found collecting souvenirs from my travels has gotten harder.  Walking into most tourist shops, it is hard to find souvenirs that aren’t mass produced in places like China.  I wouldn’t mind souvenirs made in China while I am in China but I don’t want to buy souvenirs in Colombia that are made in China.  I have collected some amazing locally made travel souvenirs from my travels around the world.  I asked several of my fellow travel bloggers to share their favorite unique souvenirs. Continue Reading . . .