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Traveling Philippines: Masungi Georeserve

East of the major Metro Manila area, past Antipolo in the rainforests of Rizal is the award-winning Masungi Georeserve, a private conservation area which serves as a sanctuary for various wildlife as well as a limestone landscape and unique geo-landforms … Continue reading

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Prepared Asian American Hiker helps the stranded in Eagle Creek Fire

While we have been hearing over the years about how how Asian Americans don’t hike or visit national parks, it’s great to hear about Asian Americans who do hike.  In this story about the the Eagle Creek fire, a hiker … Continue reading

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City of Fremont restricts Mission Peak parking

A survey conducted by New America Media shows that people of color do care about the preservation of public lands.   This is confirmed by the fact that Fremont’s Mission Peak is a favorite place for Asian Americans to hike, and … Continue reading

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Selfie-seeking Asian Americans Cause Problems and Changes at Mission Peak

When I hiked Mission Peak two years ago, I saw lots of Asians on the trails, but I was surprised to see recent headlines like “Crowds Overrun Mission Peak in Fremont to Shoot Selfies.” Apparently, the number of hikers there … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Alishan Tea Farm Hike (Part 20E of 24)

Taiwan overall is a tea lover’s paradise. If you didn’t already know, I’m quite the tea lover. So being able to go on a hike up and around tea farms was a special treat. Enjoying the beauty of tea farms … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: San Xian Tai (Part 19 of 24)

We had seen a feature of San Xian Tai in a National Geographic travel guide to Taiwan and thought, “Wow, that looks really cool.” Looking it up, though, we saw that it wasn’t exactly right next to a train stop, … Continue reading

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Traveling Taiwan: Yeh Liu (part 14 out of 24)

The Yeh Liu Geo Park is basically nature’s sea-erosion sculpture gallery where visitors can witness the strange and sometimes strikingly beautiful shapes that have been carved out of the rock by centuries of ocean waves. My grandparents had taken me … Continue reading

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Asian Americans Take a Hike — Up Mission Peak

I started noticing pictures of people on Mission Peak (located in Fremont, California) on Facebook a while ago. Asians ranging from The Daughter and her friends to retired friends of ours were posting pictures of themselves hanging off the pole … Continue reading

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