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the perfect place to travel

Vizcaya Museum & Gardens, Miami

Yes, I am always in Miami. After all, it is my second home. I love museums and I am obsessed with flowers, so what better place to combine the two than at the Vizcaya Museum & Gardens?

In 1912, the mansion was built by a retired millionaire, James Deering. He also had a love for traveling and named his estate after Vizcaino, the Spanish merchant who explored the Americas in the early 1600s. (That was a little history lesson for ya’ll!)

Photographs are not allowed inside the mansion, but believe me it is GORGEOUS inside and throughout the whole estate. And the garden is so romantic and magical. If you’re ever thinking of proposing to your significant other, this would be the perfect setting. You’re welcome!

The Perfect Travel Destination: Taiwan

I’ll be honest, I don’t know too much about Taiwan. I just have a friend who used to live there, and I’ve contemplated visiting her but never did. Since Taiwan has really tried to bring up their tourism game, I’ve actually started to look into it again. This island doesn’t get enough credit for what it has to offer. There are many national mountain scenic parks and natural reserves that some adventure seekers may take interest.

Alishan National Scenic Area, Chiayi County in Taiwan Image from ali-nsa.net

The  Tourism Bureau Taiwan has put together a tour program to introduce 24 theme parks for tourists to explore different regions in Taiwan, with many being located near well-known attractions. They offer various forms of entertainment ranging from mysterious noble, quiet and refreshing, original township ancient rituals to scientific and technological novelties. These theme parks offers international tourists unforgettable experiences like hand pounding Hakka mochi, full roast pork on a bonfire, authentic Aboriginal dance festival, watching fireflies at night (Ahh.. real dreamy) and sleeping alongside zebras, giraffes and other animals.

Taiwan Aboriginal Dance Festival

The tours include all the necessary travel elements  combined with night market food, specialty Bed & Breakfasts, native Aboriginal guides, shopping, forest and marine life. There are currently 4 different tours between 5-7 days long and tourists can travel via bus, train, high-speed rail or cruise ships to travel around Taiwan and visit different theme parks. For more information about these tours visit http://themepark.net.tw/

Source: Tourism Bureau Taiwan