taiwan islands

My motto in life is this – You’ve gotta be in it to win it!  It’s the way I approach everything I do, and it’s proved me well thus far.  A few months ago during our travels, somewhere between China and Bhutan, we found out about an epic travel competition and we wanted to win it!

The popular Australian travel series, Places We Go were looking for two people to be sent to the Taiwan Islands and vlog about their experience.  The trip was all expenses paid, spending money, a Kathmandu backpack and a GoPro Hero 5 camera.

Conditions of entry were to make a 60-second video on why we should be chosen to explore the Taiwan Islands and what we love about travel. You can check out our entry video below.


This was the video that won us the incredible trip to Taiwan Islands!  When we were told we’d won, we were somewhere in the desert in Oman, driving around this awesome little country. We were so happy once we found out we’d been chosen to be Rookie Travel Reporters, what an opportunity!

Only a month or so later, we flew back to Australia to connect with flights arriving into the cool capital city of Taipei.  Wow, this city has some incredible food. We list all our favourite places to eat here.

We spent the next week or so discovering the beautiful Taiwan Islands and vlogging along the way.  It wasn’t hard, because beauty was literally everywhere. We honestly loved this destination. The sights, the incredible food and the welcome we received from the people were incredible. We already want to return and see so much more.

See for yourself how much we enjoyed Taiwan is in these short videos of our time spent here.

Video # 1 – Around Taipei

Taipei is super clean, very cool and there is always something to do. In this video, we take you to the surrounding areas of Taipei.

Video # 2 – Discovering the Tastes of Taipei

We hit the streets, the restaurants and the beaches to find the best food in Taipei and Taiwan Islands. This video was so much fun to make. Can you believe how much Rach can eat?

Video # 3 – The Beaches and Islands

Wow! Who knew that the Taiwan Islands were this beautiful.

Video # 4 – Highlights of Taiwan

Some of our favourite moments of our time spent in Taiwan.  We will certainly return for more memories in this incredible place.

Video # 5 – Impressions of Taiwan

We sum up our impressions of Taiwan and what you can expect when you visit.

Which was your favourite video? Clearly, our favourite vlog was the one with all the food! Thanks again to Places we Go and Taiwan Tourism for giving us the opportunity to discover this very special destination.

You can find the best flight deals to Taiwan here. We hope you enjoy this destination as much as we did.

Want to know more about our adventure to visit every country in the world? Read more about our adventure here.