If you have a few solo travel experiences to other destinations under your belt, you can navigate the complexities and craziness of Japan. Of all the countries I have visited, Japan would have to be the only place where it would not be recommended for someone who was travelling solo for the first time. Continue reading “Three Survival Tips for Japan”
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.
Continue reading “A Japanese Tea Ceremony”
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”
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”
While there are many tips and tricks to assist travellers pack light, I have not read many which cater to minimising toiletries. Many blogs suggest using those supplied by the hotel or other accommodation types. But what if you are allergic to those products, or don’t realise it until you actually use them. However, you can still pack only the essential, natural products you need. Continue reading “How to be a (Toiletries) Minimalist Packer?”
Each year it’s reported that we spend billions of dollars on Christmas, most people using credit cards to fund those purchases. However, in a couple of days’ time those purchases more than often end up in the cupboard never to be used again. A tangible item may seem like a quick, last minute gift at Christmas time; but how long will happiness and satisfaction last? Continue reading “The Gift of Happiness”