Destinations

Adding Taiwan to Our Travelers’ Century Club List of 325 Destinations

April 22, 2016

Between April 19th and April 20th, we flew to Taipei, Taiwan in the Republic of China. This was a new destination for both of us on The Travelers’ Century Club (TCC) list of 325 countries and territories. The TCC is a group of people who have visited 100 or more of the world’s countries and territories. Founded in […]

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Good News For U.S. Citizens Visiting Argentina

March 29, 2016

The Andes. Malbac wines. Incredible steaks. Hospitable people. Fine leather goods. Empanadas.  These are just a few reasons we’ve found Argentina a wonderful country to visit. Now there is another good reason to plan your trip to Argentina. U.S. citizens are not required to obtain a visa to visit Argentina for tourist stays of 90 days or […]

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18 Fun Facts About Taipei 101

March 28, 2016

We are in research mode for an upcoming visit to Taipei, Taiwan. As we are fascinated by tall buildings, Taipei 101 is one of our must-visit destinations while we are in Taipei. 18 Fun Facts About Taipei 101 1. When it was completed in 2004 with a height of 1,670 feet, Taipei 101 was the world’s tallest […]

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Exploring Makassar, Indonesia by Taxi

March 18, 2016

In 2013, while sailing on a short segment of the Holland America Grand World Voyage, I visited Makassar, the provincial capital of South Sulawesi, Indonesia. The port city of Makassar is also known as Ujung Pandang — which is also the name of the pre-colonial fortress in the city that dates to 1545. The original fortress was built by the Gowa Dynasty. The […]

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