Cod roe Lukang Taiwa

Three weeks in Taiwan is the perfect amount of time to travel around the country. My Taiwan itinerary included Taipei, Xincheng (Taroko Gorge), Kaohsiung, Tainan, Lukang, and Taichung.

Momiji Japanese maple Kyoto Japan

I spent three weeks in Japan in November 2015 visiting Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama, Shirakawa-go, Kanazawa, Nara, and Osaka. This was my second trip to Japan in November. It’s a great month to visit, since you can still catch the changing of the leaves and the weather is cool and crisp. Possible downsides: The Japanese Alps region is already pretty chilly in November. Also, you may encounter hordes of leaf peepers, especially in the south where autumn color is still most vivid.