1. The Japan Rail Pass – Is it Worth the Cost?

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    If travelling to Japan, you are probably wondering if you should buy a Japan Rail Pass to use whilst you are there…

    On all my trips to Japan, I have always purchased one as with the travel plans that I had when I was there, I knew that it was going to save me money. However depending on the plans that you have, it might not always be the best option available for you. (more…)

  2. How to Get to the Chureito Pagoda from Tokyo to see Mount Fuji

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    The one thing I had never managed to do in Japan despite numerous attempts over the years and many visits is to see Mount Fuji. On our recent two week trip when the weather was beautiful every day, I was so hopeful of seeing Mount Fuji from the Shinkansen between Tokyo and Osaka for the first time ever (the weather had always been bad every other time) but I failed yet again. (more…)

  3. The Braemar Hill Lookout – Hong Kong

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    As much as I loved my hike to Jardine’s Lookout in Hong Kong last year, I knew that there was a very similar but equally as amazing view of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon which I wanted to see and had yet to discover. After a little bit of research, I discovered that the view is from the Braemar Hill Lookout and is known as one of the easiest and quickest “hikes” (it’s more of a short walk as you take the bus most of the way) in Hong Kong. (more…)

  4. How to Get From Haneda Airport to Tokyo by Monorail

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    One of my favourite things from our trip to Japan in October was that we flew into Haneda Airport in Tokyo for the first time ever instead of Narita Airport. Haneda Airport is located less than ten miles from Tokyo Station in the centre of the city making the journey incredibly easy, quick and very cheap and affordable. It was a welcome contrast to landing into Narita Airport which is located forty miles outside of the city and then having to take a less frequent, much longer and more expensive train or bus ride into Tokyo. (more…)

  5. 10 Common Sense Travel Tips

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    When travelling and no matter where you are in the world, it is possible to make your experience as stress free as possible just by using a little common sense. It sounds simple enough but over the years, I have seen so many people simply forget about the simplest little things as soon as their holiday (or even the planning for it) begins. Everyone wants a trip to remember for all the best reasons and not for the bad ones so use your brain and try not to make any of these silly mistakes. (more…)

  6. Staying at the Tokyo DisneySea Hotel MiraCosta in a Porto Paradiso Harbor View Room

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    It had been a dream of mine to stay at the beautiful Hotel MiraCosta at Tokyo DisneySea since the very first time I visited the park back in 2008. Who would not want to stay at a hotel that is located entirely inside the best Disney park in the world? When we visited Japan last month and spent four days at Tokyo Disney Resort, we decided to book a Harbor View room at the Hotel MiraCosta for two nights of our stay. Yes it was expensive and more than I’ve ever paid for a hotel room in my life, but if you cannot treat yourself for your birthday, when can you? (more…)

  7. How to Walk up to The Peak in Hong Kong

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    The view of Hong Kong from Victoria Peak is one of the most iconic city views in the world and is usually at the top of every to-do list when visiting Hong Kong. The easiest, quickest and most popular way to get to the Peak is to take the famous Peak Tram which takes seven minutes to get to the top however there can often be long lines which during busy times of the year and on clear days can sometimes be several hours long. (more…)

  8. The Full Moon Lantern Festival – Hoi An, Vietnam

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    On the fourteenth day of every lunar month, the lights in the beautiful ancient town of Hoi An in Vietnam are turned off in preparation for the celebration of the Full Moon. We never purposely timed our trip to Vietnam in May this year for when there was a Lantern Festival, it was just pure luck that it would be taking place whilst we were there. (more…)