Nusa Penida: Exploring the West Coast

Feature We started our day bright and early at 7:30am. We had a few places we wanted to visit and our plan was quite ambitious. We met our driver, Simanta, and headed to our first stop, the now very famous Kelingking Beach. Kelingking Beach Kelingking Beach and alternate views We arrived at around 8:35am and […]

El Nido: Day trip to Nacpan Beach

Feature Nacpan Beach, often regarded as being one of the best beaches in all of Asia, is an easy day trip away from El Nido.  Once just a desolate stretch of untouched golden sand it is now quite popular, with several bars and restaurants around. There is a Mad Monkey Hostel here also, providing budget […]

El Nido: Tour D — Why you should try the least popular tour

Feature Tour D is often left off travellers itineraries for El Nido. There are a few reasons for that: Cadlao Island, where the tour is based, is located very close to the main area of El Nido. This causes travellers to wonder whether or not it’s good value to pay for a boat to take […]

Florence: Our Favourite Experiences

Tips & Articles Florence is one of the most romantic, artistic and historically rich cities in Italy and all of Europe. Immerse yourself in the city where the renaissance was born. Here are our top experiences to be had. Explore Florence on foot Beautiful architecture and art awaits you as you explore the streets of […]

Jigokudani Snow Monkey Park: Getting There and What to Expect

Tips & Articles We first saw Japanese macaques (also known as snow monkeys) on the BBC series Life. We loved the idea of their unique way of life. Centred around their habitat of natural hot springs. Though there is a darker side to this considering the monkeys in a troop of low status, left outside the […]

Osaka: Blade Runner Cityscapes and Foodie Heaven

Tips & Articles Having not known much about Osaka when I visited on a day trip a few years ago, I knew I had to come back one day and spend a little bit more time here. The first time I came I checked out the Umeda Sky Building (A futuristic building with an impressive observatory) and […]

The Japanese Alps: Takayama, Folk Villages & Outdoor Onsens in Winter

Tips & Articles The Northern Japan Alps of Central Honshū is a region that can be enjoyed throughout the entire year. We arrived during Winter and were lucky enough to see this beautiful area covered in snow, which added so much to the experience. There are trade-offs to make though, for example, Kamikochi was off […]

Port Barton: Island Hopping

Tips & Articles The most popular activity to do across Palawan is island-hopping tours. Some of the coastal towns are beautiful in their own right, but the true beauty of this region lies in the thousands of small islands that scatter across the bays, which you can’t see without a boat. Port Barton is no […]

Port Barton: A Quiet Town in Palawan

Feature We arrived in Port Barton after 2 delayed flights and a tightly-packed, cosy van ride from Puerto Princesa. After hopping out of the van we put on our backpacks and began what was a “10–15 minute walk” towards our guesthouse. Weary from our long journey and after having to pay a 50 peso environmental […]

Rome: Our Top 10 Things to Do

Tips & Articles Rome, the Eternal City, needs no introduction. The cultural capital and an essential stop for anyone visiting Italy. These our are top 10 things to do: Go on a free walking tour The Colosseum in the distance and street signage in the Monti area Find your bearings and get immersed in this […]