January 23, 2017

The Off-the-beaten Things to Do in Osaka, Japan

The second largest city in Japan, Osaka, is a stark contrast from Tokyo. The local themselves don’t mind a hearty laugh. There is even a joke among Japanese that you know someone is Osakan when the voice is boisterous and unrestricted. Like its lovely locals, Osaka itself has some interesting places and local culture that have escaped the radars of most travelers. If you find yourself in the city up north, indulge in some Osakan comforts, and try doing something new and whimsical. Experience a different and more authentic Osaka.
January 18, 2017

Intercontinental Hotels Group’s Best Travel Tips for Your Next London Trip

These travel tips to London, curated by Intercontinental Hotels Group, was originally posted on IHG’s blog. London offers a wealth of art and culture, trendy shops and global dining opportunities on both sides of the River Thames. Its thriving entertainment scene ranges from theatres and concerts to clubs and comedy venues. When the excitement gets too much, London’s parks are ideal for relaxation. London London’s West End takes in Oxford Street and Regent Street, with their busy shops and department stores, and the entertainment hubs of Leicester Square and Shaftesbury Avenue. Also in the West End are buzzing Soho, with its gay pubs and funky cafés, and majestic Trafalgar Square, graced […]
January 18, 2017

Women Travelers in Vang Vieng, Laos Be Warned: A Woman Traveler Got Free Whiskey, Drugged, and She Could Not Remember What Happened Next

A note from the blog owner, Jona: I haven’t been to Vang Vieng myself, but this was not the first time I heard about hostels offering free whiskeys to guests in aaos. Tobias and I stayed in Luang Prabang, Laos for three nights, and we personally had a nasty encounter with the police. Rape and victim blaming/shaming culture is terribly strong everywhere and even institutionalized in poor countries like Laos. So travelers, especially my fellow women out there, please be warned.  Keshi who recently traveled to Laos originally posted the following in a travel group on Facebook. I asked her permission […]
December 28, 2016

Bored of Your Usual Beach Holiday? Visit These 4 Countries

Even with the world at your feet, it can be tempting to revisit your favourite places when you go on holiday. But if you’ve had enough of the same sea and sand, you can easily head to different places for a new adventure. To avoid the same tourist traps and form some once-in-a-lifetime experiences, we recommend trying the following four countries. 1. Latvia The tiny Baltic country of Latvia may boast around 350 miles of coastline, but don’t dismiss it as a relaxing beach holiday just yet. In addition to beaches, there’s four National Parks and plenty of other forests […]