Kyoto

A Night at Book and Bed, Kyoto: The Coolest Hostel in Japan

Travelling around Japan, we stayed in various types of accommodation from centrally located hotels to traditional ryokans, but if there was one that summed up the total uniqueness of the country, it was our night at the Book and Bed…

The Three Best Skincare Products to Pack for a Hot Weather Holiday

I don’t really seek out hot weather holidays; I’m OK in the cold (providing I’m dressed appropriately), and it’s rare that I want to just sit on a beach and do nothing. But stereotypical ‘nice’ weather often means being able…

2017: The Year I Stopped Travelling Selfishly

Another year is coming to an end and 2017 has been one of the busiest for me in terms of travel. Last year I travelled solidly for a number of months, thanks to quitting my job. But this year I’ve…

Reykjavik

How to Spend 24 Hours in Reykjavik, Iceland

Something to be aware of immediately when planning a quick long weekend in Iceland, is the amount of sunlight you’ll be getting. If you’re travelling in winter to increase your chance of seeing the Northern Lights, you need to keep…

Japan

Nine Amazing Street Foods You Should Eat in Japan

  Japan, to my surprise, isn’t really a street food country. World-famous for its cuisine, I was surprised that there wasn’t stall after stall of vendors selling their wares in every city we visited, especially since nearby South Korea is…

Everything You Need to Know About Finding the Northern Lights in Iceland

It’s difficult when the highest thing on your sightseeing list in a particular country isn’t something you can just waltz up to and take a photo of. The whole reason I wanted to visit Iceland was to get a glimpse…

How to Survive an Early Flight When You HATE Mornings

When you’re on a constant quest to travel as much as possible, budget airlines are the answer to curing your wanderlust without bankrupting yourself. However, an affordable flight often means departing at an unholy hour of the morning. It’s the…

Hiroshima

Why We Should All Visit Places of Political Importance Abroad

When you travel to a new destination, what do you want to see? Nature at its finest, incredible cityscapes, traditional ways of living, maybe some local art? Travel makes me happy and experiencing the unknown is always where I’d rather…

Hong Kong

A Solo Traveller’s Guide to Taking Selfies

It’s all well and good to have photos of the places you’ve visited, but sometimes it’s nice to appear in them yourself. I like having photographic proof of my presence somewhere, especially when I’ve travelled half way across the world…