Waking up bright and early after yesterday’s adventure and headed straight for breakfast before our visit to the Shirayama-Hime Shrine to begin our Misogi water purification ritual. As we strolled up to the shrine in Hakusan City, it dawned on me how special our Misogi experience was going to be. I’d never experienced any kind … Continue Reading

After zonking out after yesterday’s adventure around Kanazawa, we must have slept for like 11 hours! That being said, it totally reset us for Japanese time and we both woke up bright-eyed and ready to explore. After gorging at breakfast, we thought it might be a good idea to work off some of those calories … Continue Reading

As you probably know, we totally love Japan. There’s something about the culture, beautiful cities, incredible islands and of course, lots of yummy Japanese food. After visiting Tokyo (a few times), then heading to Kyushu Island in the south, we knew we wanted to explore some other areas of Japan that we’d yet to explore. … Continue Reading

If you know anything about me by now, it’s that I have a deep and meaningful love of English castles. Thankfully, England has a fair few dotted all across the country that is incredible to see. Though, better still, there are a select few that you can actually stay in. This is where Studley Castle … Continue Reading

*This video’s been created as part of ad series with EDF Energy but, as you can tell already tell from the screaming 😄😄, all opinion, reactions and bad surfing are all ours.  As you probably know (after my constant babbling), I love a good road trip! There’s just something about the freedom of driving wherever … Continue Reading

One of the many joys of staying in the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise is that they’ve got a fair few options here to help you make the most of the beauty that is Banff National Park at your convenience. Like you can decide you don’t wanna travel far and just stick around Lake Louise or … Continue Reading

After our rather amazing drive through the Icefields Parkway and exploring the beauty that is Abraham Lake, we made our way back to Banff to grab our stuff from the hotel and head over to our final stop of the trip – Lake Louise. This time, we would be staying at the iconic Fairmont Chateau … Continue Reading

The next morning in Tel Aviv, after our busy day before traipsing across the city, we decided to take things a lot slower. See, today was Tel Aviv pride which meant a huge party across the city as 250,000 revellers descended upon Tel Aviv. Thing is though, Pride is about so much more than just … Continue Reading

The next morning, we got up bright and early for breakfast in the desert and headed over to our final stop of the trip Tel Aviv! Our very first plan in Tel Aviv involved one of my favourite things – food! It was essentially a food tour through Carmel Market – Tel Aviv’s largest market, … Continue Reading

I feel like this post is gonna be more of a photo diary than anything else because of how utterly beautiful this part of Canada is. Like I could try describing it to you but it’s just one of those places/experiences that’s better shown than described really. (There are, after all, only so many ways … Continue Reading

Leaving the Dead Sea, our next stop in Israel was heading for another somewhat extreme environment – the Negev Desert. The scenery as you leave the Dead Sea is pretty amazing, by the way… More specifically actually our next stop within the Negev desert was Makhtesh Ramon – the largest erosion crater in the world. … Continue Reading

Staying in Mount Engadine Lodge for the night turned out to be the perfect opportunity to slow down and make the most of our beautiful scenery in Alberta. Our road trip through this gorgeous part of Canada thus far had been fairly packed and having an afternoon with no plans but to drink wine and … Continue Reading

Back in Jerusalem, on a very strong recommendation (and after a shower at the hotel), we headed out into town in search of dessert and cocktails. Walking around Jerusalem at night is such a different experience to what we’d had in the afternoon thus far. In the afternoon, it had been very much about religious … Continue Reading

Leaving the beautiful ancient city of Jerusalem, our next stop on the trip was an area here’s a bit of a contentious issue (to put it lightly) – The West Bank. So here’s the thing, arriving into this area, we knew there was a conflict between Israelis and Palestinians however, the true nuances behind why … Continue Reading