What to do in Osaka

What to do in Osaka

The Japanese saying of “kuidaore” is used to describe Osaka, which translates to something like, ‘falling down from eating’. Osakis love their food and they love to party. In fact it is said the people of Osaka spend more on food than anything else. The amount of restaurant and bar lined streets you can find […]

The Lens: Visiting Kotor, Montenegro

Visiting Kotor, Montenegro

Welcome to our new series. The Lens is the new name for The Friday Photo Project, a blog post that highlights a place with 3 separate images. The concept is still the same, we just think that the term “Lens” captures what the post is about more. If you are visiting Kotor, Montenegro then the […]

Travel book of the month: Londoners


This month’s travel book is a book that is close to my heart. Londoners by Craig Taylor captures what it’s like to live in London perfectly. Written by people who love London, hate London, want to come to London, or can’t wait to leave London, the book will give you a slight glimpse of what […]

Jungle Beach, Unawatuna, Sri Lanka

Jungle Beach, Unawatuna

Local Travel If you are heading to Unawatuna, Sri Lanka and are looking to avoid the crowded beach, then we suggest you head to the aptly named Jungle Beach. It’s smaller, quieter, has calmer waters and it’s where the locals go. Still not convinced? Watch the video below to see what it’s like: Jungle Beach, […]

Two paradise islands to entice you to visit the Philippines

Visit the Philippines

Why 2015 should not just be the year you visit the Philippines Earlier in the year I wrote a post on why you should visit the Philippines in 2015. Coincidently the Philippine tourism board declared that 2015 is the year of the Philippines too. I recently returned to this wonderful country for a week of […]

Things to do in Porto

Things to do in Porto

Feeling like a local after only two days Porto has been on my radar for a while now. After visiting Lisbon and the Algarve in the early 2,000’s, Porto seemed like it had been left out. Yishyene a fellow travel blogger goes every summer and absolutely loves the place. Honestly, she should be head of tourism […]

Things to do in Lleida, Spain

Things to do in Lleida

Magical nature in the Pyrenees. Everybody thinks they know Spain. From big cities like Barcelona and Madrid to islands like Ibiza to Tenerife, we all have our own version of Spain in our minds. The more I visit this wonderful country the more I realise how diverse it is. I recently visited the Pyrenees for […]

5 mins with: Village Ways

Village Ways

This weeks responsible tourism interview is with the inspiring Village Ways. Village Ways create award-winning sustainable walking holidays in India, Nepal and Ethiopia.  If you want to see if Responsible Tourism works please read the following interview. 1. Congratulations on winning a World Responsible Tourism Award. What was your reaction when you won? It is […]

Green Sri Lanka: Jetwing Vil Uyana Eco Resort

Jetwing Vil Uyana Eco Resort

Responsible Travel Green Sri Lanka – Accommodation Getting personal and respecting mother earth in a luxury eco resort. There are many luxury hotels in the world. From the frozen north of Canada to the sweltering south of Namibia, you will find top class hotels with excellent service. The trouble with a lot of these places […]

Barcelona Sightseeing by Bicycle

Barcelona Sightseeing

There are some cities that you instantly fall in love with. London, San Francisco and Paris were my early loves. More recent additions are Istanbul, Luang Prabang and Barcelona. I first discovered Barcelona in 2008 and vowed that I would live there at some point. That is still to happen but it will one day. […]