The People You Meet and Places You Go

Lizzy and I were lucky enough to take a little trip to Taiwan this winter. We were inspired to visit by one of our guests who happened to be from the small Asian nation. Although he was only in Chattanooga for a couple days, we became good friends from the start and were able to meet up with him in Taipei, the city where he lives.

Taiwan was never a place we thought much about, but you see, that's the beauty of meeting new people, they lend you an alternate perspective and instill new wonder and curiosity. We spent two weeks circling the island. It's a beautiful country, with an incredible amount to offer like adventure and scenery as well as being a culinary paradise. The food is no joke. But beyond the food and scenery, it was the people that really left a mark. We were treated with nothing but kindness and enthusiasm the entire time. Taiwanese hospitality is alive and well. I'd like to imagine we were able to harness some of that energy.

 This blog post doesn't seem to have much focus. I guess whereI'mtrying to go with this is that , travel, or life in general, is all about human interactions. Those interactions shape our experiences in any given situation. Here in Chattanooga we have a lot of outdoor adventure opportunities but I'd like to think we have much more to offer as well. I hope visitors are also inspired by the people they meet here, whether it's another visitor or a local of 50 years. Ihope guests of ours are able to learn something new or be inspired to go somewhere they never imagined during their time here, whether it be from another guest, us, or someone out in the Chattanooga streets. Peace.