The best hikes in the Philippines are without a doubt some of the best ways to find the most amazing views in all of the Philippines. With the Philippines being made up of over 7,000 islands (7,641 to be exact), it’s safe to say the hiking options abound here. So much so that it can … Continue Reading

I’ve gotta admit, when it comes to Japan, most people’s thoughts (ours included) tends to go to cities and so the best hikes in Japan are understandably some of the most over-looked parts of most people’s visit to the land of the rising sun. The bright neon lights of Japanese cities have long appealed to … Continue Reading

The best hikes in Nepal always seem to draw up connotations of scary, adrenaline-fuelled, record-breaking hikes up to Mount Everest (understandably too – Nepal is home to 8 of the 10 tallest mountains in the world, after all) but what surprises most people is that there’s so much much Nepal than just icy jagged mountains. … Continue Reading

Turkey is a pretty vast and totally stunning country to visit. That being said, if it’s your first time visiting, you’ll quickly realise how many incredible and the best places in Turkey that there are to explore.  It’s one of those places that has a little something for everyone, that’s for sure. For instance, you’ve … Continue Reading

The next morning, at the Hotel Kinparo in Shin-Yatsushiro, we woke up to yet another breakfast feast… …before heading down to the onsen to make the most of it that morning. Soon enough though it was time to hit the road and we had one spot, in particular, we wanted to visit before heading over … Continue Reading

South Korea is an incredible country to explore. Now, one of the things I love most about the country is how diverse it is. Not only does it have some incredible vistas and protected coastlines, but it also has some of the best places in South Korea that are dotted all across the country. That’s … Continue Reading

The following morning in Kyushu, we got up bright and early, greeted by the sight of the Japanese countryside as we meandered through on the Seven Stars. Even as we got ready for breakfast, we knew we’d miss this train once we eventually got off it in Fukuoka. It was just everything we’d hoped it … Continue Reading

The Seven Stars in Kyushu train is one of the most amazing train journeys you can have in Japan and hands-down one that we were looking forward to the most when we visited Kyushu. See, the Seven Stars is an uber-luxurious sleeper train (easily one of the best, not just in Japan but in the … Continue Reading

The Philippines is a stunning country to explore that’s filled with thousands of tropical islands, stunning beaches and a heap of amazing cities. And that’s the thing, with so many islands you’re almost guaranteed to find some of the best places in the Philippines to explore. Now, I have no hesitation in saying that you … Continue Reading

The next morning in Kyushu, we woke up bright and early (nothing quite like jet lag to help you get an early start on your day) to breakfast at our Ryokan in Beppu. Breakfast if a full-on affair with options to go for a full Japanese breakfast affair or the more Western option (egg, bacon…etc). … Continue Reading

Leaving El Nido, we decided to go for a “different experience” in the Philippines. Well, not so much a “different experience“, as much as a different island. In our prosecco-induced booking haze, we kinda already knew Bohol was a great place to visit in the Philippines (as well as Siargao – which is a lot … Continue Reading

The Japanese island of Kyushu is one I’d never really thought of visiting before. I just didn’t know enough about it to even consider it to begin with. This all changed after we visited Tokyo for the first time last year. Over wine, our group of friends decided to head over to Seoul (there was … Continue Reading

I can’t remember what I expected from the Philippines. To be honest, I can’t even remember exactly even why we wanted to visit El Nido in Palawan. I think it’s one of those things that just sneaks up on you and before you know it, it’s become a full-fledged travel goal. I do remember sending … Continue Reading

Kathmandu is an incredibly busy, energetic and bustling city in the heart of Nepal and usually the first point of call for most international visitors to the country. Our first visit to Nepal was incredible and there were so many amazing things to do in Kathmandu that you’ll be spoilt for choice. Now, if it’s … Continue Reading