Tales, adventures and photography from around the world.
ouchi-juko fukushima japan

SHIMOGO | Ouchi-juku is a former post town which connected the towns of Aizu and Nikko during Japan’s Edo Period (1603 and 1868). The purpose of towns like Ouchi-juku was to provide travellers with a place to rest, eat, and lodge while making their long journeys, often by foot due

island hopping adriatic sail week croatia

CROATIA | Split and Dubrovnik are the most visited seaside cities on the Croatian mainland, but neither have many beaches and both tend to be swarmed with tourists in summer. In between these two holiday destinations is the less known of Makarska, which represents all the best bits of Croatia.

kitakata fukushima

KITAKATA | Kitakata is a small city of around 50,000 people in Japan’s Fukushima province, and is an ideal spot for a day trip when visiting the larger nearby town of Aizuwakamatsu. For architecture buffs, the historica kura, or storehouses, are a big attraction. They are beautiful buildings that are

jetstar business class melbourne ho chi minh city

TRAVEL | Jetstar Australia recently launched their direct Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner (“Dreamliner”) service from Melbourne (and Sydney) to Ho Chi Minh City. To celebrate, I was invited to fly Business Class on the inaugural 8.5 hour service to see what the flight was like, and to experience a few days

abeshokudō kitakata

KITAKATA | Imagine there was a place where you could eat ramen every day and nobody would bat an eyelid. A place where ramen is so popular that there’s a ramen museum, and shops serve who ramen to hungry locals for breakfast. Kitakata, in Japan’s Fukushima province, is such a

future cruising celebrity edge

TRAVEL | At The City Lane, we keep our pulse on how emerging technologies are impacting our favorite activity – travel. The Celebrity Edge is the first cruise ship to be designed completely in 3D, and we must say that we were intrigued! On Monday, March 13, Celebrity Cruises shared a first

modern traveller

TRAVEL | Here at The City Lane we travel a lot, and for me personally, 2016 was the year I spent more time on airplanes than any other. A question that’s often asked of me is “do you get sick of flying”? and my response to that is a resounding

traditional filipino cuisine binulo restaurant

ANGELES CITY | Ford Australia recently invited The City Lane to travel through the Pampanga region of the Philippines recently and discover what this beautiful location has to offer. We took their Ecosport for a drive, maneuvering the sporty “urban” SUV through narrow backstreets, weaving through highway traffic; including jeepneys

beechworth honey discovery

MELBOURNE | Beechworth Honey Discovery is located in the historic Bank of NSW building in Beechworth and gives visitors, well, the opportunity to discover honey. The cafe features a range of honey inspired creations like nougat, cakes, sparkling drinks, juices and milkshakes. We particularly love the fantastic mulled honey which

emirates business class auckland melbourne

We’ve flown Business Class on international long haul routes before, but never on international short haul so were excited, when given the opportunity to fly to Auckland and back recently with Emirates, to give it a go. How does the Business Class experience differ when you’re only on the plane