The Benefits of Apartment Vacation Rentals – A Review of FlipKey.com

City apartment rentals

When a friend or family member comes to visit in London I am immediately stumped with the issue of accommodation now that I no longer live here full-time. In every instance I find that renting an apartment is a cheaper option over a guesthouse or a private room in a decent hostel. Having previously … [Read more...]

Ski and Snowboarding Clothing for Beginners – Without the Expense

ski clothing

Before I left for my recent snowboarding trip to Montreal, Canada, I stressed about purchasing adequate clothing. For many people, looking good on the slopes is as important as the time spent getting down them. But what if you are new to skiing and snowboarding, or someone who doesn't regularly go … [Read more...]

Hiking, Roaming and Wandering – Staple Travel Clothing and Equipment Review

PacSafe dayback backpack review

After returning from 15 continuous months on the road, it’s an understatement to say that some of my clothing items were rendered useless. I have attachments to certain things like a basic striped summer dress, which, even though is covered with speckles of neon paint, I can’t bear to throw it … [Read more...]

5 Must-Visit Interesting Museums in London

Tourist in London

London is literally sprawling with museums and when I’m home from my travel stints, I still like to check them out. I've been doing so since my school days. There are hundreds of them in this one city and many with new exhibitions every few months, you can never tire of what’s on offer because … [Read more...]

#Housetripping in the City – Apartment Rental in London

Housetripping apartment hire in Londo

Breaking from my long-term travels and life in Asia, I returned to the UK in order to attend the World Travel Market and the British Travel Press Awards, work on other blog and travel related work, familiarise, refuel and catch up with loved ones. The only problem was I no longer had anywhere to … [Read more...]

Staying in a Capsule Hotel in Japan – My One Night Experience in Tokyo

Capsule hotel, Japan

The concept of the capsule hotel is one of the many eccentric things synonymous with Japan – and therefore I had to try it. Breaking up my stay at the traditional Ryokan in Tokyo, I spent my second night in the city curled up in my ‘box’ at the Hotel Asakusa & Capsule and using it for one … [Read more...]

Staying in a Traditional Japanese Ryokan – My accommodation in Tokyo

Traditional Japanese Ryokan house

I knew Japan was a country that still held on to many of its traditions, despite its rapid growth as a very modern nation. It’s one of the reasons I have always wanted to come here - to seek out pockets of the old, ‘real’ Japan. Experiencing a stay in a Ryokan - a traditional Japanese style … [Read more...]

What to See in Kuala Lumpur in Limited Time – A One Day Adventure

Kuala Lumpur city gallery

Depending on your love for cities, Kuala Lumpur doesn’t require a huge amount of your time – its infrastructure is superb and the layout of the city isn’t too complicated. As a girl who craves city life every now and again I spent four days there getting to know it and I’m heading back … [Read more...]

A Break from Backpacking – Asia Hotel Booking Service Review

Phnom Pehn Hotel

After backpacking for nearly six months and spending my first Christmas away from home, it was only fair that I had a break from my budget nomadic lifestyle and treat myself during the festive season. Full of hostel horror stories and encountering the odd grotty guesthouse, a hotel stay was much … [Read more...]

The Luggage Transformer – When a Suitcase Can be a Backpack

Luggage Review

On my recent trip to Berlin I once again had to suffer the dilemma of luggage for a short trip. The dilemma being not able to take my trusty backpack - a 60 litre is just ridiculous for a three day adventure. But suitcases drive me absolutely crazy, ‘suitcase etiquette’ even more so (i.e. having … [Read more...]