Japan is a phenomenal country. I could spend a whole post listing the various things I love about it. Its flame-coloured torii gates, roaming deer and abundance of yuru-chara mascot characters. The sounds of birdsong on the Tokyo metro, the most exquisite pagodas and pavilions…I could go on and on.
I’m by no means an expert, but I’ve drawn on my own research and experiences to provide some ideas and advice to help plan your own Japan trip! Along with a 14 day Japan itinerary, I’ve included pre-planning tips, a breakdown of our expenses and even some lovely alternative itineraries from other sources. Enjoy!
Rolling hills, stunning coastlines, geothermal marvels and hobbit holes – New Zealand’s North Island has it all. Whether you’re planning a road trip or a flying visit, I’ve drawn on our 5 months on the road here to bring you my highlights for the absolute best places to visit. Read on for my ultimate New Zealand North Island Itinerary!
Sydney has some superb museums that beautifully capture the city’s colourful and storied past. Loving history as much as I do, I found myself wanting to devote a bit more time to them than my overview of things to do in Sydney really warranted. So I’m taking the opportunity to do them justice here instead. Here’s a closer look inside some of my top museums in Sydney…
In late May we were incredibly lucky to get the opportunity to visit some of my family over in Sydney. I’m not actually much of a city person by nature, but I adored Sydney. It’s so rich in things to do and see, including two of my favourite things: history and culture. So without any further ado, and in no particular order, here are my top 10 things to do in Sydney!
Travelling has certainly brought out the adventurers in us. Since our arrival in New Zealand just over a year ago(!) we’ve had a lot of firsts: Tarzan-style jumps into the sea from a tallship, floating down small waterfalls on our backs, kayaking till I threw up in the Coromandel and touring New Zealand’s most active volcano. Most recently, though, we’ve been abandoning solid ground in favour of taking to the skies! Here’s a little account of our experiences parasailing and gliding in New Zealand.