10 Things to do in TOKYO!

Leaving Mt Fuji with a heavy heart, we departed from Kawaguchiko Station,  by bus to Shinjuku bus terminal in Tokyo, arriving a day before the Tokyo Marathon.  This journey was around 2.5 hours long, and costs us ¥3500 for two. Ah Tokyo. Finally we had arrived! From shanty yakitori bars, neon lit kinky girly bars […]

5 hip accommodations from around the region

Ah.. Wednesday’s for many, are synonymous with a mid-week sigh of relief.. you’ve made it past the Monday blues and dreaded Tuesdays.. and only 2 more days to the weekend. That may be so, but Wednesdays these days, to us, have become synonymous with something completely different. Travel bargains. We are of course talking about… Visa Wednesdays. And […]

10 Adventures in Nagoya

From Kyoto, it was time to catch our ride to Nagoya. While the Nozomi Shinkansen (bullet train) is the fastest, the JR pass does not cover this, so you can take either the Kodama or the Hikari (2nd fastest train). We opted for Hikari, because on the train schedule, it was the next train along, and […]

10 Ways to Experience Kyoto

After Osaka, it was time to get on the Shinkansen again, and head out to Kyoto. Follow our Journey here: 10 Things to do in Osaka How To Navigate Japan’s Train & Subway System plus getting ‘Connected’ The Sunny Side of Travel Blogging, Part 2 – Tokyo Marathon 2015 Kyoto was approximately an hour from […]

10 Things to do in Osaka

The trip to Japan was a whirlwind of adventures. A few weeks of planning, reading online guides, tripadvisor and travel books did not really prepare us for the task that lay ahead. Our first destination in Japan was Osaka city, the capital city of the Osaka Prefecture in the Kansai region, located over 500km from Tokyo city […]

The different Skies of Lapland


Today’s Blogger in the Spotlight is the lovely Heather, of the Ruka and Kuusamo Blog. We were completely captivated by her writing as well as the images on her blog and so we asked her to write a guest post for us, about the amazing skies of Lapland. I’m a British expatriate living in Finnish […]

#MeetSouthAfrica 2014 – Watch the Highlights in Video

One of the highlights for ms this year, was traveling to South Africa for the #MeetSouthAfrica campaign. In this awesome campaign, South African Tourism along with fourteen local and international bloggers (including me) explored this enchanted country and all the cultural gems it had to offer. From the majestic mountaintops in Cape Town to the unrestrained streets where […]

A Photo Essay of Peru

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Today’s Blogger in the Spotlight is my buddy CK, who is a food and travel photographer. We managed to persuade him to share some of his most amazing Peru shots here on our blog. Very happy to have him do a photo essay for us.. here is CK! One of my all time favourite travel […]

10 Things to Do in Brisbane

Brisbane is arguably one of Queensland’s hippest cities, a beautiful, undulating river town with a  fantastic food scene, pumping nightlife,  great cafes and parks scattered around the river. Though one of the most expensive cities (in particular, its parking fees) in Australia, Brisbane may well be the country’s most underrated city. Brisbane, just like the rest of […]

My first Marathon on the Gold Coast, Queensland

Traveling and running, are my two big passions, apart from eating as well, that is. And how nice, when all 3 events collide with each other, in the best possible way. The Gold Coast Airport Marathon 2014 (#GCAM14) was a great reason to re-visit Gold Coast, Queensland, partake in a life changing experience (i.e. running […]

Swissôtel Berlin – terrific hospitality in the heart of West Berlin

The Swissôtel Berlin is located in West Berlin, in the center of a bustling district known as Kurfürstendamm. This is where all the action is! From cafes, to endless rows of shopping boutiques, beauty parlors, restaurants and supermarkets, you will never be bored. A lot of beautiful people here to ogle at – from trendy […]

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