Dating back more than 900 years, tea ceremonies in Japan were a way of welcoming guests . Participating in one yourself is a must if you visit Japan. Which is what I did today on my first day in Osaka.
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More and more women are choosing to go it alone and explore the world. Twice as many more than men. So it is interesting to note that the first woman to travel solo was a pilgrim named Egeria in 381AD. She woke up in her Galicia home and made a decision to make the journey of a lifetime to the Holy Land. However, she ended up walking half the world alone. It was the start of an inspiring line of women who made the choice to go it alone. Continue reading “A History of Solo Women’s Travel”
As children, we constantly asked questions to learn. What is this? Why is the sky blue? How does that work? We directed a constant stream of questions to our parents and adult figures in order to learn. However, as soon as we got to school all that stopped. We seemed to automatically trust the answers received from teachers, trusted leaders and those in positions of power. We no longer challenged why. Continue reading “Have we Lost the Ability to Question?”
It may seem like fun to ride an elephant or have your photo taken with a ferocious tiger, but you are actually doing more harm to them than you may think. In an age where sustainable tourism is booming, more and more tour companies are adopting preservation practices for future generations to enjoy. Continue reading “Sustainable Touring – Rethink Your Carbon Footprint”
To reach the top of a mountain and gaze out at a fluffy, white cloud forest is one of the best experiences I want to savour forever. However, I also felt the urge to snap a photo to share it on my social networks. But how much would I remember of my actual experience if I was continuously looking at the scene through a camera lens? Continue reading “Making Memories”
It’s that time of year again, when Adelaide comes alive with a multitude of festivals. While locals know it has Mad March, the festivals actually start in February. With warm weather, clear skies and a host of activities; there is something to suit all tastes in Adelaide – the festival state. Continue reading “Summer Festivals of Adelaide”
Move over cricket, the new Australian summer sport is Polo. Or at least it should be. Ever since I took a Polo lesson in 2017, I have a new appreciation for the game. It is more technical than you might realise. Not only do you have to balance on top of a horse while attempting to hit the ball with your mallet (taco), there are a few rules and techniques to grasp. Continue reading “Summer Means Beach Polo”