These articles are ordered by date, starting from the newest ones and ending in the oldest ones. For some, I didn't know the date on which I wrote them (e.g. Joshua Tree), so I put the date on which I visited that specific place instead. All photos were taken by yours truly - if you want to see more, visit the Gallery! Enjoy!

Yangmingshan National Park (Taiwan!)

06/28/2023 | Locations

After four long years of COVID travel restrictions, I was finally able to visit Taiwan again this summer! My parents and I stayed for three weeks, and got to see aunts, uncles, grandparents, and old friends. I was especially excited to see my cousins, who came at the same time as us from California, whom I haven't seen since 2018. Flying from our...

(Never) Skiing Again

04/07/2023 | Activities

To preface, I've only gone skiing once before, when I was five years old. We went with some friends, because nobody in my family is of the winter sports type - we despise the cold - and all I can recall is that I was forced to attend a ski class, during which I fell once and couldn’t get up, and ended up being left behind. Not a pleasant experience...
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Zion National Park

08/19/2022 | Locations

America's wild, wild West boasts some of the nation's most grandiose and breathtaking natural wonders. Zion, one of Utah's big five national parks, is certainly no exception. "Zion", ancient hebrew for "sanctuary or refuge" (myutahparks.com), offers just that for those who wish to take a break from the monotony of their daily routines...
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Everglades National Park

07/28/2022 | Locations

Everglades National Park is the third largest national park in the lower 48 states, infested with all manner of voracious man-eating beasts. Just kidding about the latter part; the alligators and crocodiles are actually all very docile and well-behaved...
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New River Gorge National Park

07/25/2022 | Locations

Established as a national river in 1978 and redesignated as a national park in 2020, New River Gorge is the latest of many geographical treasures to acquire this famed status. Spanning over 50 miles, the young national park in West Virginia preserves...
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Experiences with an Inflatable Kayak

06/14/2022 | Activities

Recently, I was asked by a friend to join his Dragon Boat team because they didn't have enough paddlers. I was ecstatic, mainly because I had never done anything of the sort before, and figured that paddling wouldn't be exceedingly difficult...
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Great Falls National Park

11/3/2021 | Locations

Imagine a roaring river, flowing madly by for as long as time itself. Forests and rocky formations, weathered by the constant onslaught of formidable power, line both sides of it. A few stubborn boulders stand in the way of the gushing current...
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Cape Henlopen State Park (2)

6/23/2021 | Locations

You might have read the article on my camping trip last year to Cape Henlopen State Park in Delaware. Well, I liked it so much that I went again this year, except this time with the company of my family and my friend's family. We booked...
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Brood X Cicadas

5/23/2021 | Nature

I don't know if you've heard of, or, should I say, heard brood X cicadas so far this year. I had no considerable knowledge of them at all until they literally arrived at my doorstep! Brood X (the Roman numeral for 10) is a generation of cicadas that only emerge once every 17 years...
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2/11/2021 | Nature

It's very likely that you have heard of the dinosaurs that once roamed our very own planet Earth. Maybe you've seen depictions of a T-Rex in movies, or at a theme park you visited. However, you probably don't have a remnant of one of these ancient creatures in your house, just lying around...
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Cape Henlopen (1)

7/17/2020 | Locations

About two weeks ago, I went to Cape Henlopen State Park! It was an amazing experience. I have only gone camping a couple of times before, and they were all places near my house. Hence, this was a new experience! Because of the Coronavirus...
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Taroko Gorge National Park

8/13/2019 | Locations

If you like mountains, oceans, caves, or rivers, Taroko Gorge National Park in Hualien, Taiwan, is definitely a place that you'll want to visit. The national park's namesake was created by the flowing waters of the Liwu river. Today, the waters are still flowing, clear and strong as ever...
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Death Valley National Park

3/20/2018 | Locations

This March (2019) we took a week off and went to Death Valley National Park. We flew to Las Vegas, Nevada, and toured the Las Vegas Strip for two days. Then, we rented a car and drove to our second hotel near the national park...
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Hoover Dam

3/20/2018 | Locations

Hoover Dam. Everyone's heard of this place, yet most have not been here. When I went to Las Vegas last year, I also went to Hoover Dam just to take a look! Although the booming sound of the water and the sheer size of the Dam was breathtaking...
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Betta Fish

12/14/2018 | Nature

More likely than not, you have heard of or at least seen a Betta fish before. Also called Siamese Fighting Fish, Their name suggests their aggressive nature, especially the males. They will fight most other fish, so you may want to keep them in a tank...
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Joshua Tree National Park

6/20/2018 | Locations

My family and I went to Joshua Tree National Park in California in June of 2018. The purpose of that trip was to visit my cousins who had moved there three years prior. We had a large family reunion, with grandparents from both sides...
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Scenery on a meandering trail along the edge of a cliff in Taroko Gorge National Park, Taiwan

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