The wildlife of Borneo and the Kinabatangan River

The wildlife of Borneo and the Kinabatangan River

A low-lying mist hangs over the water. The sun peeps above the treeline as a family of long-tailed macaque monkeys explore the lower tree branches along the riverbanks. Adults sit surveying the scene as youngsters jump from bough to bough before pausing to select a...
The people of Kerala #humanbynature

The people of Kerala #humanbynature

From the remote hill tribes of the Western Ghats to the Kathakali dancers of Cochin, take a glimpse at the unique lifestyles of the people of Kerala.

Island hopping with Tao Philippines

Island hopping with Tao Philippines

All you need to know about an island hopping adventure with Tao Philippines and how they are supporting local communities around the Palawan Islands.

Impressions of China | Highlights of Hunan

Impressions of China | Highlights of Hunan

Mighty mountain ranges rising out of the mists, a spicy local cuisine that’s out of this world and smiling faces wherever I turned, a week exploring Hunan province proved a wonderful introduction to China, the land where my father was born.

What is a traditional Japanese Breakfast?

What is a traditional Japanese Breakfast?

The first time I visited Japan, one of the many things I was looking forward to was the food. Local cuisine always plays a big part in my travels. I had heard a great many good things about food in Japan so I arrived with high expectations.

Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

Gujo-Hachiman, Japan’s Water City and the Castle in the Sky

Gujo-Hachiman, known as the Water City thanks to its many waterways, is a beautiful town to visit in central Japan with a stunning castle perched on a hilltop. Wander along the old streets, join a replica food workshop, learn to dance and eat matcha ice cream!

In the Footsteps of the Samurai: Walking the Nakasendo Way

In the Footsteps of the Samurai: Walking the Nakasendo Way

As I stride along the narrow path, tall cedar trees tower above me. All I can hear is the gurgling stream, birds twittering and the breeze rustling in the treetops. The large cobbles I tread upon have been worn down over the centuries by the footsteps of thousands of...
Instagramming Japan – Autumn Colours in Shoryudo

Instagramming Japan – Autumn Colours in Shoryudo

The colours of autumn in Japan are mesmerising. Golds, russets and reds all vie for your attention. As I recently found out, it’s a beautiful time of year to visit central Japan — a visual delight for my eyes and my camera.

37 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

37 top tips for first-time visitors to Japan

From translating Japanese menus to using public transport, never blowing your nose in public to navigating your way around a high-tech toilet, here are 37 top tips that I’m sure will be invaluable to anyone travelling to Japan for the first time.

Instagramming Chiang Mai – Mesmerised by Gold

Instagramming Chiang Mai – Mesmerised by Gold

As we turned the corner a glinting golden stupa came into view. It literally took my breath away and I clearly remember thinking “How lucky am I?” This was my first visit to Thailand and I instantly fell in love with its people …its temples …its food …its philosophy. And it’s gold. Golden stupa. Golden Buddhas. Golden monks.

24 hours in Bangkok

24 hours in Bangkok

Bangkok can be a shock to the system, a chaotic cacophony of cars and people. Is it worth it just for one night? Find out how I felt after 24 hours in Bangkok.

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