Snow Mountain 雪山

Experience Snow Mountain Taiwan is home to some incredibly challenging and beautiful high mountain peaks. Most of the challenging treks are more off the radar, but one peak to get your blood pumping is Snow Mountain! Snow Mountain has a few peaks of varying difficulty, and require different permits to climb. Recently we took a trip up Snow Mountain Main Peak, Taiwan’s second highest peak. Check the trip below! Day…

Taiwan National Clean Up Day 2018

The results are in! On May 20th, 2018, Taiwan National Clean Up Day had 14 locations with volunteers cleaning up the coastlines and forests of Taiwan. An incredible amount of garbage was collected! This year’s 2nd annual Taiwan National Clean Up Day, organized by Taiwan Adventure Outings and sponsored by Quiksilver & Roxy , was a massive success. We had an abundance of companies and groups step up to lead each…

Visiting the Truku Headhunting Tribe

The small island country of Taiwan is riddled with a unique and rich history filled with culture, beauty and some incredibly friendly people. This may seem contrary given that the title references a head hunting tribe, but these people in particular are overwhelmingly kind. As you can probably imagine, the Truku people no longer seek the decapitation of others; a coming of passage, where boys become men by bringing back…

Taiwan National Clean Up Day 2018

It is that time of year! We need your help with Taiwan National Clean Up Day! If you have wondered how you could offset your carbon footprint, here is your chance. While enjoying the sun and the community, clean up the garbage on the coast! Taiwan National Clean Up Event is in its second year running this coming May 20, 2018 and will take place in over ten locations across…

Snakes in Taiwan: A Quick Run Down

Spring is in the air! As the weather heats up and the spring rains come, the flowers bloom and the fauna emerges. Spring time is one of the most enjoyable seasons for hiking in Taiwan, as the ecological diversity is on full display. One of Taiwan’s inhabitants emerging from the cold winter are the abundance of snakes! Don’t be deterred, as this post will run through some common snakes in…

Taiwan Company Outing with WY_CO

Our most recent weekend will filled with waterfalls, laughter, and adventure as we took the work travel company WY_CO on a Taiwan trip to Sandiaoling and the PACK Animal Sanctuary. WY_CO is a company that arranges trips around the world ranging from one month to one year for individuals who can work remotely. Taipei is their current stop with upcoming trips to Melbourne, Buenos Aires, Lima, Medellin, Barcelona, and Lisbon…

Wai’Ao Beach Community Clean Up

Last weekend, we had an incredible turnout for our monthly beach cleanup at Wai’Ao. Over forty participants ranging from students to business owners participated in the event. In the short span of three hours, we were able to collect over thirty bags of trash! Special thanks to Rising Sun Surf Inn and Candy Lin for their contribution of reusable bags and gloves. The most common rubbish we found were toothbrushes,…

Shuiyang Hiking and Camping

Geographically, Taiwan may be a small country, but for outdoor enthusiasts and adventurers it has an overwhelming appeal. Shuiyang (水樣) is a perfect example of Taiwan’s many natural hidden treasures. Having been greatly affected by the Jiji earthquake in September of 1999, it created a cluster of dying trees and a lake (which was originally a small stream) in between Sun Link Sea and Alishan National Forests. As Ryan put…

Centered on Taipei

Centered on Taipei featured us in the Travel section of their November issue! The article goes into depth about how TAO was founded as well as our vision for the company and desire to keep Taiwan clean and people educated about pollution. The photos included are from Stegosaurus Ridge, Wanli, and one of our popular beach cleanups! Read about it on page 29 here: https://issuu.com/centeredontaipei/docs/cot_nov_16

G’day Feicui

Australian blogger an journalist Quyen Tran wrote about her experience at Feicui Valley and Zhuilu Old Trail with us on her site G’day Taiwan where she highlights the best aspects of Taiwan living. Feicui Valley is a crystal clear stream with deep blue pools leading to a striking waterfall. Zhuilu Old Trail is one of the most famous hiking locations in Taroko and all around Taiwan. It’s a cliffside trail…