After marvelling at those beautiful autumn colours on the ground at Sacacomie, we decided to take in the beauty of autumn in Quebec from a novel perspective – from a helicopter. We’d booked in for just after noon which was plenty of time to get ready and head across to Pourvoirie du Lac Blanc as … Continue Reading

Leipzig is something of a ‘hidden gem’ in Germany. And yes, I use that term very loosely as Leipzig really isn’t hidden (far from) but it most certainly is a gem. It’s such an important city in Germany for reasons (one of which is really HUGE) that a lot of people the world over really … Continue Reading

The next morning, after a day exploring and subsequently falling in love with Quebec (as well as developing a bit of a crush for autumn with its beautiful fall foliage), we packed up and headed out to explore even more of the province of Quebec, beyond its beautiful capital city. Our main destination for the … Continue Reading

I’d never really been a fan of autumn. It just always reminded me that the glorious sunny days of summer were over and the cold, dark (and mostly wet) days of winter were on their way. I feel like the first half of autumn was spent missing summer and the latter half preparing for winter … Continue Reading

After last nights drinks at Miyakobashi Shotengai Street, we decided it best to have a little lie-in before hitting the town. Now, there was once spot I really wanted to visit since we arrived in Yokohama and that is the Sankeien Garden that opened over a hundred years ago. Now, the thing that makes this … Continue Reading

After a good nights sleep in our Ryokan the day before, we headed straight for breakfast of fish, miso soup and rice before heading out to explore the busier side of Yokohama. After gorging the lot, we packed up our bags and hopped on the Yokohama Seaside Line with the Yokohama Bay Hotel in sight. … Continue Reading

After exploring Kanazawa, the day before, we decided to make a stopover to Yokohama which is actually a pretty nifty 30 minutes from Narita Airport (and Tokyo, for that matter) by train. It’s funny, we’ve visited Tokyo twice before and for some reason we’d never ventured beyond the city limits to visit Yokohama which is … Continue Reading

Today was to be our last day in the Ishikawa prefecture (after yesterday’s adventure), but we certainly wanted to make the most of our time. After an early morning rise and a quick ride on the Kitasen Ishiwaka Line, we were back in Kanazawa, the capital city of the region. Now, we planned to depart … Continue Reading

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