Osaka

A Beginner’s Guide to Japan – Everything You Need to Know Before …

Japan has a reputation of being a destination where tourists are thrown out of their comfort zone, with reputations of frantic crowds, bizarre technologies and a total lack of English anywhere, but honestly, if you’re heading there for your first…

Rotorua

Four Places for the Non-Adventurous to Have an Adventure in New Zealand

Skydiving and bungee jumping not really your thing? New Zealand has loads of adventures for the not-quite-as-adventurous too. When you go on a long haul adventure, there’s a lot of expectation from others for you to do some stupid shit.…

Amsterdam

Are Boutique Hostels Really Worth the Money?

As fast travel becomes the norm, we all want a bargain without compromising on quality. So are boutique hostels filling that gap or are they actually just taking advantage of a new opportunity? Hostels: the word that strikes fear and…

Lake Como

How NOT to Do a Day Trip to Lake Como From Milan

An area where the super rich go to holiday, with ever-beautiful weather and even more beautiful people; it’s not really somewhere I’ve imagined visiting, yet everything I read insisted that I take a day trip to Lake Como from Milan.…

Amsterdam

Why Ticket Touts Made Me Plan a Trip to Amsterdam

Back before I was @charliedistracted, my online name was @charlienin. For years, I used my love of the band Nine Inch Nails to define who I was on social media, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg when it…

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Tokyo

A Day at the Studio Ghibli Museum, Tokyo

The Ghibli Museum has long been a topic of mystery amongst me and my friends. Not only is it far away from home, but it’s notoriously difficult to get tickets, making it almost an urban legend for those who love…

Budapest

How to Decide Where to Go On Your First Solo Adventure

Hooray! You’ve decided to take the plunge and go on a solo travel adventure! But where to?! The decision to just go is probably the easiest, to be honest; I know it took about four hours between me thinking I…

Budapest

Three of the Best Bars in Budapest (and Three Great Coffee Shops …

The variety of places to chill out with a coffee or something stronger in Hungary’s capital is so vast that you can stumble across amazing cafes and the best bars in Budapest super easily. Budapest is the perfect city for…

London

The Beginner’s Guide of Where to Eat in Kings Cross, London

Previously just a dingy area of London to catch a train, I never thought I’d write about where to eat in Kings Cross – but over the last couple of years, the variety of options have made it one of…

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