Saturday, August 22, 2015

Custom "Taipei in a Day" Tours Available from Taiwan Travel Author

For nearly two decades, it has been a pleasure helping countless travelers to Taiwan enjoy their time with greater ease.  Thank you to everyone who has provided a positive review of my guidebook and custom "Taipei In A Day (台北一日遊)" tour  based on my best-selling Taiwan travel book, Taipei in a Day: Includes Taiwan from A to Z,  I sincerely appreciate it.  Have fun and enjoy your time on Taiwan, and if you need a personal Taiwan guide, I provide custom "Taipei in a Day (台北一日遊)" tours based on my best-selling Taiwan tour guide!  Feel free to contact me via for details.  --Scott

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Burger King Cologne

What could be better to attract your next flame than smelling like a broiled Whopper?

Although the Burger King cologne is currently being offered in Japan, this seemed way too hot a topic to let sizzle out.  Aren't Japanese people who wear "Flame Grilled" cologne (US $40.00) fearful of being hounded by hungry mutts?  Or what about, "Honey, you really need to spend less time at Burger King!" But it's my new "spicy" cologne!  I just picked it up this evening to get that desired "grilled beef-burger smell." Let's not give the NFL any gift ideas for tailgating parties...

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Taipei In A Day (台北一日遊): Top Three in its Amazon Category!

Top Three in its Amazon Category!  Thank you for the support!

Thank you again for making Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z (台北一日遊) a hit in its category, an Bestseller and the highest-rated Taiwan travel book on! --Scott

Thursday, November 6, 2014

New Article Published in Leading Taiwan Travel Magazine

Thank you again for making Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z (台北一日遊) a hit in its category, an Bestseller and the highest-rated Taiwan travel book on! --Scott

Thursday, June 12, 2014

2014 FIFA World Cup

Looking to watch the World Cup on Taiwan?  Aside from the hip local pub, the 2014 FIFA World Cup matches should be broadcast on ELTA TV, according to a recent article. You could also try or use the company's "Hami" app to view games on smartphones or tablets. The 24-hour toll-free Hinet service number is 0800-080-412.  Here's a link to a schedule of the matches on (in Chinese).

Good luck. :)

Monday, March 4, 2013

New Article Published in Leading Bilingual Taiwan Magazine

"Eddy's Cantina" Restaurant Featured in new Taiwan Article

Stop by to discover why Eddy’s Cantina is helping gourmands the world over appreciate the healthy, authentic Mexican way in Taipei.

Eddy’s Cantina (艾迪墨西哥餐廳)
1, Alley 3, Lane 450, Zhongshan North Road Section 6 (台北市中山北路六段45031)
(02) 2873-7612

Thank you again for making Taipei In A Day Includes: Taiwan From A To Z (台北一日遊) an Bestseller! --Scott

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Tropical Storm Talim (泰利) Slams Taiwan

Hope everyone is okay.  As reported in the China Post:

The Central Weather Bureau (CWB) is slated to issue a sea warning against Tropical Storm Talim (泰利) at 5:30 a.m., and may issue a land warning later in the day, making it likely to be the first storm to hit Taiwan this year and bring heavy rainfall expected across the island, CWB officials said last night.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Dunkin' Donuts Mixes Pork with Lebron James in China. A Slam-Dunk Combination?

Dunkin' tempts China palates with pork donuts
Dunkin', expanding rapidly in China, also adds Lebron James to its marketing plan

Is it a slam-dunk for Dunkin' Donuts? What do you think?

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Taiwan Gaga for Lady Gaga

Mother monster herself, Lady Gaga, landed on Taiwan for a few days this week (July 1-4) to promote her latest effort, “Born This Way.” What was originally slated to be a four-song promotional event in Taichung was extended a one-hour, nine-song extravaganza, with fans climbing trees to view giant screens set up for fans to watch outside the theater. The event was sponsored by Mercedez Benz Taiwan and was free for fans. Instead of a few thousand appearing, however, an estimated 40,000 showed up for the event.

During her stay, the particularly peculiar performer was said to experience gourmet Taiwanese food and took in a Taipei yoga class. The first evening she appeared on the roof of the Regent Taipei (晶華酒店) to pose briefly for photographers and wave at a group of approximately 100 fans gathered below. She had staff bring McDonald’s hamburgers and fries combos to her fans, who waited for hours to catch a glimpse of the pop icon.

Apparently, Taichung Mayor Jason Hu (胡志強 Hú Zhìqiáng) knows how to throw a party. When handed the microphone, Lady Gaga handled herself with dignity and class. “It is such an honor to be here in Taichung, I’m so happy. In my visit to Taiwan I could honestly say that your country is beautiful and you’re all so wonderfully kind and gracious so thank you for inviting me.” She was treated to a traditional dance by a group of Atayal aboriginal children, given the key to the city, and presented with a portrait and wooden sculpture on what was declared “Lady Gagy Day.” When presented with a traditional yellow lantern, the 25 year-old pop icon surprised many in attendance by stepping down off the stage to hug the 90 year-old artist who had made the colorful creation. She vowed to return for a “full” tour of Asia.

An article appears about her stay on Taiwan here.

Watch a clip about her Taiwan visit here.