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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Pan-Fried Hoki Fillet

Royal Caribbean’s Main Dining Room Menu – Saffron Theme

Royal Caribbean’s main dining room menu is continually changing so that you will never experience the same food more than once on the same cruise. An assortment of menus are shared across all the Royal Caribbean ships, and they aim to coordinate dishes from this selection with the ports the ship will be at and

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Murrays Coaches at Canberra’s Jolimont Bus Terminal

Travelling by bus in Australia on Murrays Sydney-Canberra Express Coach

When I visited Canberra recently, I decided to go via bus instead of driving myself. and both offer express services that run from Sydney’s Central Station to Canberra’s Jolimont Centre Bus Terminal via the Sydney Airport and back. These services are meant to be three hours and thirty minutes, about the same time as driving

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Mt Warning Sunset
Meaningful Living

12 Things I’m Thankful For This Christmas

It’s Christmas Eve, and that means tomorrow is Christmas! Looking back over the year, there are so many things that have made this year a challenge. Things that are painful, things that are stressful and things that are just frustrating. The year started out with news, both good and bad. My sister was in Australia

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ExpanDrive 6 Review – Improvements and Caveats

As you may have read in my previous blog post on ExpanDrive 5, it had some great features, but some significant caveats. Now, ExpanDrive 6 is here, released almost 6 months ago (July 5, 2017) it’s had some time to release minor updates and bug fixes. So as a traveller looking to keep my local

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