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How to Spend 24 Hours in Lake Kawaguchiko – the Gateway to Mount Fuji, …

Mid-way between Osaka and Tokyo was the best stop of my Japanese adventure: a day in the Fuji Five Lakes area of Kawaguchiko in order to spot the iconic Mount Fuji. There were a few truly iconic sites that I…

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Onsen Hot Pools, Queenstown – A Private Hot Tub in the Mountains

This is a tale of luck. A tale of how a magical combination of intuition, perfect timing and a massive coincidence made up for me being completely unprepared for the one thing I desperately wanted to do on our trip…

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How to Spend a Day in Ostend – Belgium’s Largest Coastal Town

You’ve been drawn in by the amazing street art, but now you need to know what to do in Ostend beyond discovering amazing murals. Just 15 minutes on the train from Bruges, Ostend is dwarfed in notoriety by its famous…

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Sophisticated Barbecue at Pitt Cue, Devonshire Square

Looking for comfort food with a sophisticated twist? Pitt Cue has graduated from its first location in Soho as it serves up barbecue to impress in its new Central London restaurant. Pitt Cue is one of the first London restaurants…

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How to Spend a Weekend in Milan, Italy

Wondering what to do in Milan when you have no interest in high fashion, football or art? I found researching what to do in Milan super stressful. I’m more Primark over Prada, 100% very much NOT interested in football (or…

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How Street Art Has Transformed Christchurch, New Zealand

Don’t expect to see a city dwelling on its recent tragic past; the boom of Christchurch street art is making sure that its heart is fully on show. I first visited Christchurch in 2016, five years after the horrific earthquake…

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What is Flexible Luxury?

The way I travel has changed a lot over the last couple of years. When I first started writing about my adventures across the globe, I could easily class myself as a budget traveller because nine times out of ten…

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Two Sides of Tokyo in One Day: Visiting Yanaka and Akihabara

By the time we arrived in Tokyo, I was exhausted. My trip to Japan had a jam-packed itinerary, but with only stolen naps on bullet trains to make up for the onslaught of temple-seeking early mornings and sparkling sake-drinking evenings,…

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A Room With A View of the Runway at Bloc Hotel, Gatwick

There are people I know who love airports, claiming them to be like giant service stations full of food and entertainment. I couldn’t agree less. I power my way through them, earphones in (even if I’m travelling with somebody else), despairing…

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