Tales, adventures and photography from around the world.
osaka orange street tachibana

Osaka’s Orange Street is a part of Osaka that’s full of the latest fashions and trends, boutiques, interior design stores and hip cafes. Formerly a furniture district, today this 800 metre long narrow backstreet is Osaka’s equivalent of Brooklyn’s Williamsburg, London’s Shoreditch and Melbourne’s Fitzroy etc. Orange Street is actually the

Osaka craft beer bars map

Osaka is known as “the kitchen of Japan” and it doesn’t take visitor long to realise that this nickname is warranted. The people of Osaka love to eat and drink, and the options available to engage in both in are plentiful. The Osaka craft beer (Ji Bīru) scene really kicked off

kyoto food guide blog where to eat

Kyoto, just like every other city I visited in Japan was full of great food. In Osaka, I realised that what I knew about Japanese food barely scratched the surface of the intricacies and depth of this unique cuisine and in Kyoto, the journey of discovery continued. Japanese food is

great ocean road australia scenic drive road trip

Australia’s Great Ocean Road, located on the south coast of the state of Victoria, is considered by many to be one of the best scenic drives in the world. Extending 243 kilometres (151 miles) between the cities of Torquay and Allensford, the Great Ocean Road passes through through huge sections

record store day

The 3rd Saturday in April of each year is International Record Store Day.  I was in Perth for the weekend for a friend’s wedding, and had some time to kill before it kicked off so went into the CBD to have a wander around, and check out some record stores with

Mornington Peninsula, just south of Melbourne, is a very popular spot for Melburnians looking for a weekend break from the city.  There is lots to do, from eco tourism at the many national parks, golf at the numerous courses, water sports, hot springs, beaches, breweries and wineries. On Easter Sunday,

Now that you’ve made the decision to travel, and have your plan, what’s next? Some of the things I say here might sound obvious, but they are all essential. Firstly, make sure your passport is up-to-date. By this, I don’t just mean a passport that has not yet expired, but

Split is a town that I thoroughly enjoyed visiting.  I never had any real great desire to visit Croatia, however my fiancée’s grandmother is from Split and it’s one of her favourite cities.  I’m always up for a new adventure, even to somewhere I’ve never given much attention to visiting, so off we

Deciding that you want to travel is easy, and most of us get to that point relatively quickly!  The difficulty comes in determining what exactly to do next.  Over the coming weeks, I will be posting a series of travel tips aimed at helping you when planning a big trip.

Throughout my travels, one thing that I have noticed is the number of people who choose to eat at sub-par establishments.  All over the world, there are countless cafes and restaurants located in prime tourist areas.  While you can, indeed, find some gems in these areas, more often than not