• Top Five Fictional Places You Can Actually Visit

    Movies and books not only captivate us with their clever plotlines and lovable characters, but with their magical settings. Whilst you’ll find plenty based on real-life locations, it’s the ones set within an imaginary city, country or even a whole world, that truly has the power to capture our...

  • Top 10 Sunrise Spots Around the World (6 minute read)

    Whether you’re an early riser or not, nothing beats starting your day with a view of the sunrise. Especially when you’re travelling in destinations with iconic monuments or stunning natural landscapes. From the gleaming white Taj Mahal to otherworldly Cappadocia in Turkey, here’s our pick of the top sunrise...

  • Eight Christmas Dishes From Around the World

    There are plenty of traditions when it comes to Christmas. From decorating the tree and hanging up stockings, to sending cards and singing carols. Yet one of the traditions most eagerly awaited has to be Christmas dinner. No matter where you may live in the world, food always has...

  • Top 10 Cities to Visit in Asia (9 minute read)

    Both the world’s largest and most diverse continent, Asia has captivated travellers for centuries. Whether it be its stunning landscapes and ancient sites or exotic wildlife and delicious cuisine, there’s something to appeal to everyone. And the same goes for its cities. From the glimmering metropolis of Shanghai to the...

  • Top 10 Travel Experiences to Have in 2019

    Experiences are at the very heart of travel. Rather than souvenirs, it’s the people we met, the food we tried and the sights we saw, that stay in our memories and mean the most once we return home. So when it comes to planning our travels, more often than...

  • The Best Place in Japan: According to an Expert

    It’s a bold statement to nominate just one destination as the best place to visit in Japan. It’s such a diverse country, where vibrant cities mix with traditional culture and stunning natural landscapes. But if there was one person up to the job, it would be Japan expert Russ Hewick....

  • Our Essential Guide to the Bullet Trains of Japan (4 minute read)

    Known as Shinkansen, high-speed bullet trains are one of the most recognizable symbols of modern Japan. With their futuristic style, breakneck speeds and contemporary comforts, these trains are a must-do experience for anyone travelling the country. But it’s when reading the statistics that you can truly appreciate what an engineering triumph...

  • Staying in a Japanese Ryokan: All You Need to Know (5 minute read)

    Japan’s accommodation ranges from spacious five-star lodges to capsule hotels, with a whole host of weird and wonderful options in-between. But one type of accommodation that’s been around for centuries, and increasingly gaining in popularity, is the ryokan. The concept of these guesthouses is fairly unknown to Western travellers....

  • Japan to Close Historic Tsukiji Fish Market

    After running for more than 80 years, Japan’s famous Tsukiji fish market will be closing down and relocated to its new site in Toyosu. As the world’s largest fish market, Tsukiji was a popular tourist attraction and best known for its pre-dawn tuna auctions. Starting at 5:30am, these lively...

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