Tales, adventures and photography from around the world.
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

48 hours in madrid

MADRID | Madrid is a city that we’ve been to many times, with our most recent visiting forming part of a road trip through Spain. We started our road trip in Madrid, landing at Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas early in the afternoon. Whether you use a taxi, the Airport Express bus or the

top 5 things to do in puglia italy

BARI | Puglia, Italy is a region located on the heel of the boot of Italy and a great place to visit for those who want to visit a part of the country that’s a bit off the beaten path. The easiest way to get there from the UK is to