When I used to think of Tokyo, I would imagine gizmos and gadgets, hustle and bustle, bright lights, and neon signs. And sure, Tokyo has that in spades. But, it’s also home to some of the most incredible and peaceful areas I’ve ever been to, which I most certainly was not expecting. We spent 10
In spite of the fact that I’m a proud kiwi, I’ve realised that I haven’t written much about my homeland. Aotearoa: land of the long white cloud. It’s true that I don’t go home very often, preferring to spend what annual leave I have travelling to far off places. But, early last year I had
I’ve never really been one of those sporty or athletic people. Growing up, I dabbled in gymnastics, and played a bit of tee-ball and cricket, but netball was the only sporty thing that I really enjoyed, playing pretty much right throughout my school years. Needless to say, snow sports weren’t high on my agenda. My
With stunning landscapes, small town vibes, and mild weather year-round, Vancouver Island is just a hop, skip and a jump from Vancouver BC. In fact, it only takes a couple of hours to get there from downtown Vancouver. As per usual, we didn’t have much time to explore Vancouver Island proper, so settled on a few days in its capital, Victoria.
I would sum Victoria up as a quaint harbour town, with its heritage buildings, rugged coastline, and natural beauty. Although, step back from the harbour a bit, and you’ll find a bustling city with all the trappings of modern life.
It’s like a little slice of Britain on the edge of Canada. What could be more perfect?
You should all know by now that winter holidays have given me some of my best travel memories to date. Even though it’s freezing cold outside, there’s snow on absolutely everything, and you can hardly feel your face, there are so many outdoor activities you can do during the winter time. And the more I’ve thought about it, the more I’ve come to realise that snowshoeing is probably my favourite winter activity.
A small and unassuming town in the stunning Canadian province of Alberta, Jasper really does have something for everyone. Here’s my budget guide to this gorgeous town.
As soon as we arrived in Eugene, I felt at home. And that’s not something that happens very often. Eugene just has a sense of calm and welcome about it, drawing me in right away. For the uninitiated, Eugene is a small city in Oregon, about an hour and a half drive from Portland. It’s
Hollywood. Doesn’t it bring to mind images of celebrities, high fashion, glamour, and wonderment? It does, doesn’t it? Unfortunately, the reality of Hollywood is a far cry from what you see and hear through the media. The Walk of Fame is really just a footpath — often with someone sprawled over the stars — and it seems
In my last post, I left us relaxing in Rovaniemi after a rather disappointing journey aboard the Santa Express. Pop over here to read about that, if you missed it. The next stop on our Finnish Lapland adventure is Levi, where we were hoping to find reindeer and the Northern Lights. Before leaving Rovaniemi, we