Welcome to Taipei Trends!
Started in 2011 as a space for showing the world what Taipei has to offer, Taipei Trends has been a growing project for a dedicated few. We are passionate about exploring life in Taiwan, and living each day to the fullest! Whether it be finding delectable new foods to eat, hiking to a remote waterfall, meeting incredible new people or paragliding off one of Taiwan’s gorgeous mountains, we like to stay active and share our experiences with everyone we can!
Chris Carnahan (康凱思) Founder | Creator – Thrill Seeker I came to Taiwan on a whim for an exchange program in university and I’ve pretty much been here ever since (excluding a brief and forgettable stint on the mainland). I pretty much fell in love with TW at first sight and I take every chance I get to go out and explore. With a knack for creating things, a decent camera and some editing skills, I created TT to share Taiwan with others and connect people who looking to do cool things. I’m always down to try something new and exciting, especially if it involves going fast, give me a shout if you see me around!
Lewis Farrington Prospector | Comedic Relief – Wise-Guy I’m probably the craziest and most energetic of the team! I love life and I see losses and sad times as a chance to grow and explode!! I’ve had the privilege of working with Taipei Trends since April 2013. Before I came to Taiwan I thought I’d be in the country for 2-3 years, but after having lived here and experiencing so many fruitful times in Taiwan, I’ve made it a goal to help others fall in love with Taiwan just as I have. Hang out with me and you’ll laugh, be entertained. You can find me doing anything from clubbing, to playing in an American flag football league, and enjoying all the nature Taiwan has to offer!
Sylvie Tran Organizer | The Cute One – Humanitarian Hey you! I am Sylvie, passionate about self-improvement, people and traveling. I firmly believe that everybody has a dream they want to achieve and one of the goals of my life is to be part of the people who can help to achieve that dream. Baby steps and you will make it happen ( with us maybe =p ) My favorite quote: “The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out. The brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because the brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people.”
Jess Tsai Translator | Trekkie – Superhero I’ve been in Taiwan for a couple years now, but I’ve never been able to experience all the wondrous things Taiwan has to offer. By working with Taipei Trends, I am at least able to read about interesting cultural events happening here. On typical weekends you’ll most likely find me home watching Star Trek or anything to do with superheroes.
James Lo Entertainment Editor|Couch Potato – Asian Chris Farley There’s a profound difference between a nerd and a geek, and I am hands down, the latter, and a proud one at that, what with my fanboyness and love for all things that are basically not real. But I am also a student of film, loving everything from lesser known indie-films to the works of master storytellers like Nolan and Spielberg. Taipei Trends is a panel where I can share with everyone the pros and cons of the latest installment in local cinemas, as well as review the most current updates in the world of the geeks.
Adam Hatch Contributing Writer | Historian – Smart-Ass My name is Adam Hatch and I’ve been a contributor to Taipei Trends since 2013. I like to focus on local history, culture, and social trends along with the occasional political analysis. I’m currently a graduate student at NCCU in Asia-Pacific studies and hold a degree in geography from UC Berkeley. I’ve been just another English teacher in Taipei for five years and my Chinese is still embarrassing. I enjoy reading, traveling around Taiwan, and being a smart-ass.
What do you know about Taipei?
While we tend to get around, we wouldn’t have been able to discover so many awesome places if it wasn’t for our friends and readers. We appreciate all of the suggestions, feedback, recommendations and other info that our readers give us, and look forward to everyone’s continued involvement in creating an even better site and community. If you something you would like to share, submit your own post here! Use the easy-to-fill out form to submit reviews, photos, event information and more for us to review and post on the site. You can also send in your recommendations on where to go or what to see next via email at TT@taipeitrends.com.tw Furthermore, you can participate in the Taipei Trends community by liking and commenting on our Facebook page.
Join the Team
As Taipei Trends continues to grow in 2015, we are always looking for new talent to join the team. If you have experience in writing, photography, film making, event management, designing, or programming, as well as a passion for seeking out the best of Taipei, then come join the ride! For those interested, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you and enjoy! -Chris (Founder/Editor-in-Chief)