island hopping adriatic sail week croatia

CROATIA | Hiring a yacht to sail around the Croatian islands is no longer something reserved for the ultra-rich or professional boat racers out there thanks to companies like Sail Week Croatia. You and no more than 9 other guests can have a proper yacht to yourselves for an entire

radisson chocolate themed hotel

MELBOURNE | Assemble all sweet tooth lusting, confectionery yearning, cacao loving fanatics! This is not a drill. The Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens is presenting a chocolate themed hotel room for the winter months. The hotel in Melbourne’s CBD has partnered with Ganache Chocolate to actualize every chocolate lover’s dream: a

marilee's cooking class rome

ROME | Looking for the perfect way to experience a day in Rome like a local? We recommend a private cooking lesson with Marilee. LivItaly Tours invited us to learn how to prepare traditional Italian dishes on our own and we couldn’t refuse! On a recent trip to Rome, we

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

nanukamachi street aizuwakamatsu

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Nanukamachi Street is a retail street in Aizuwakamatsu with a range of shops that sell local foods and crafts like painted candles, kites, and beautiful laquerware. It’s a quiet street, perfect for those looking to take a relaxing stroll while doing a bit of shopping and eating. The

CHICAGO | Looking to see the real Chicago through the eyes of a local? Well you’ve come to the right place. Chicago is known worldwide for its unique architecture and for being the start of the old US Route 66. In addition, it boasts an impressive set of museums including

yarra valley day tour

MELBOURNE | Have you ever wondered what it’s like to explore your home city through the eyes of a tourist? The City Lane recently had the chance to experience this, courtesy of Fraser Place Melbourne. Immersing ourselves into the life of a leisure traveler, we embarked on a day tour

mount iimoriyama

AIZUWAKAMATSU | Mount Iimoriyama is located at the eastern end of Aizuwakamatsu, and is most famous for being the location of the mass suicide (seppuku) in 1868 of a Byakkotai unit of 20 teenagers. The reason for the suicide was that Tsuruga Castle was being attacked by Meiji government forces

bunker hill

LOS ANGELES | There have been several planning mistakes made in Los Angeles over the city’s life, and one of these was the destruction of the neighbourhood of Bunker Hill. I was first made aware of the lost neighbourhood of Bunker Hill while watching Thom Andersen’s fantastic 2003 documentary “Los

chicago architecture foundation tours

CHICAGO | Looking to understand more about the past, present, and future of the city we all love? The Chicago Architecture Foundation (“CAF”), along with its more than 1,500 docents, is a wealth of knowledge and makes learning about Chicago interactive and fun. CAF was founded in 1966 for the