Baluarte San Diego, Manila, Philippines

How to spend a day in Manila

I kicked off my 5-week tour of The Philippines in the capital city of Manila. The Philippines itself is made up of over 7000 islands, and Manila is situated on the largest island of Luzon. Manila is widely known to be one of the most densely populated cities in the world, and with that comes…

Vegan Food in Japan

I spent 4 fantastic weeks in Japan, and my journey took me from Tokyo to Hakone, Yokohama, Osaka, tiny islands filled with rabbits and art (Okunoshima and Naoshima), and on a historical and cultural journey through Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Japan is a beautiful country filled with amazing things to see and do, and it actually…

How to spend 3 days in Budapest

Budapest has a long and rich history. Its name actually derives from the unification of three cities, which were originally named Buda, Óbuda and Pest. Buda and Óbuda to the west of the River Danube and Pest to the east. The cities were unified in 1873, Óbuda represents ‘Old Buda’ so the city is really…

Carry-on Travel Essentials

So what do you need to have in your carry-on or hand luggage, and what is essential? What's going to make that long haul flight, next to a screaming baby,  with two stop-offs delays, and travelling thousands of miles across the world, bearable or even actually enjoyable? This article contains affiliate links, which means I…

Gifts for the Wanderlust Traveller

What do you get as a gift for the wanderlust traveller? If they travel regularly they're probably into minimal living, living out a backpack and travelling from place to place, heck they might not even have a permanent home to call their own! So it can be a little tricky sometimes to know what to…