Category: Travel

Furano Flowers at Farm Tomita
Road Tripping

Autumn 6-Day Hokkaido Central and Eastern Road Trip Itinerary

In August last year, we spent six days road tripping around the Northernmost Japanese island of Hokkaido inAutumn. Our trip started and ended at the New Chitose Airport, and was focused around the Central and Eastern regions of the island plus the capital, Sapporo. If you are thinking about spending some time exploring Hokkaido, don’t

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Road Tripping

Caves Beach – Lake Macquarie NSW

Caves Beach is a beautiful sandy beach near Swansea in the coastal city of Lake Macquarie, our backyard. We’ve never actually been before because when we visited in summer, the carparks and street parking were always full. We decided to go recently though, even though it is cold and rainy Autumn. We’re so glad we

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Okurayama Ski Jump
Road Tripping

Mount Okura Ski Jump Stadium

Our next stop in Sapporo, after visiting Ishiya Chocolate Factory at Shiroi Koibito Park was the Mount Okura Ski Jump Stadium, officially, Okurayama Ski Jump Stadium and also known as Okurayama-Schanze. This massive (at least to us) ski jump is perhaps most well known from the 1972 Sapporo Winter Olympics.

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Conrad Tokyo Corner Room View

How to get the cheapest accommodation (without skimping on quality)

Today I want to share with you my tips for getting the best price on accommodation no matter where you are travelling to, and remember, the cheapest accommodation doesn’t have to be the worst. We’ve picked up deals on 5-star hotels well below half-price by doing our research. Combine that with rewards and even options

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Sunset at Sea

5 tips to get the most out of cruising at sea and avoid burn out

Ocean cruising is absolutely brilliant. There is so much to see and do, and in many ways, the ship is as much the destination as the ports you are stopping in to see. However, this can give rise to FOMO, the fear of missing out. When that happens, before you know it you’ve gained 5kg’s,

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