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Shibazakura Festival Chichibu Japan

The Rolling Pink Hills of Hitsujiyama

Japan loves its blooms, and now that cherry blossom season has seen its day in most of the country, we're now celebrating the arrival of shibazakura … [Read More...]

Caribee Recon Backpack

Our Travel Gear: Caribee Recon 32 Backpack Review

Every time we post a picture in which our backpacks are visible, somebody asks what type of bag we carry. We've come to realise that we haven't … [Read More...]

Shibamata

[OPEN] IgersJP Instameet: Shibamata 柴又

日本語のために下にスクロールしてください。For Japanese, please scroll down. The next Instameet by Instagramers Japan will be a photo walk through the Edo-style town … [Read More...]

Red Palm, KL

Small Business, Big Loss

This past week I received an email that had a profound effect on me. In fact, even as I write this now I'm getting teary eyed. It's probably not the … [Read More...]

Rescheduled Hanami Instameet

[CLOSED] Tokyo Photo Walk: Hanami Instameet

日本語のために下にスクロールしてください。For Japanese, please scroll down. The weather's warming up and the cherry blossoms are starting to bloom, so naturally it's … [Read More...]

WWIM11 Tokyo Winners

Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 11 Tokyo: Winners Announced

On 21 March 2015, we organised Instagram's Worldwide Instameet for Tokyo on behalf of Instagramers Japan. An incredible 160 people turned out! Plus … [Read More...]

Eurail

Europe by Eurail: From Paris to Rome in 24 Hours

Teleportation may not have been invented yet, but the fact that we can physically move from place to place around the world with relative ease has … [Read More...]

Cherry Blossoms Tokyo

There’s Nothing Like a Japanese Spring

We've been beckoning it for months. For warmth, for beauty, for the city to turn to laughter. We anxiously anticipate the change, yet its eventual … [Read More...]

Glamping Sri Lanka

Glamping: Our Luxury Camping Experience in Sri Lanka

I've never shied away from "roughing it". I love the adventures that come with low-cost accommodations, whether that be hostels, share houses or … [Read More...]

My Sri Lanka - Yala

The Human-Elephant Conflict, Sri Lanka

You know what I realised on our recent trip to Sri Lanka? Elephants. I realised a whole lot about elephants. I've always loved this creature. … [Read More...]

Flying solo in Fukuoka

Married Travellers: Why I Still Love Flying Solo

Now, before people start jumping to conclusions and calling me a bad wife, let me say this: I love my husband and I love travelling with him. We … [Read More...]

Prince William in Tohoku Japan

If It’s Good Enough for Prince William, Visit Fukushima

Every year for the past three years I have written something on this day. I have talked a lot about the ongoing situation in Tohoku and ways we can … [Read More...]

Instagram WWIM11 Tokyo

[CLOSED] Tokyo Photo Walk: Instagram’s Worldwide Instameet 11

日本語のために下にスクロールしてください。For Japanese, please scroll down. Spring is finally on the horizon and that means it's the perfect time to get out with our … [Read More...]

Mt. Fuji Yamanakako Swan

Spreading Our Wings in Asia

Hey nomads! It's going to be another busy couple of weeks of travel so we thought we'd send this quick update and ask for your advice. Right … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Sri Lanka

Where Cinnamon Comes From

I'm a huge fan of cinnamon. I love it in cakes and buns, in apple pie and of course in copious amounts all over donuts. But I have to say I have … [Read More...]

Cinnamon Air Sri Lanka

Taking to the Skies in Sri Lanka

There are not too many people who can say they love flying. In fact, a lot of travellers often cite the actual "travelling" part as their least … [Read More...]

MeetMeJapan Tokyo Scavenger Hunt Instameet

Tokyo Photo Walk Scavenger Hunt – Winners announced!

Last week, we held our February photo walk. This month, we conducted a fun photography scavenger hunt around Harajuku in Tokyo as part of Instagram … [Read More...]

Nine Hours Capsule Hotel Narita Airport

Staying in a Capsule Hotel at Narita Airport

There are certain things that are on most travellers' checklists when they visit Japan: eating sushi, visiting hot springs, watching sumo, to name a … [Read More...]

My Sri Lanka - Ella

My Sri Lanka

To tell you the truth, I knew very little about Sri Lanka. My knowledge of its people, culture, history, nature and cuisine were all pretty much … [Read More...]

At sea, Celestyal Cruises

Why You Should Take a Cruise on Your Next Vacation

I will be the first to admit I was a bit of a cruise skeptic. OK, not just a bit. I thought it was a cushy package holiday for the retired or those … [Read More...]