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Reasons to Visit Hokkaido in the Summer


Photo credit: airfund Lake Shikotsu via photopin (license) Hokkaido may not be the first destination most people have in mind when they think of visiting Japan in the summer. Known for being a winter sports destination, Hokkaido gets most of its tourist traffic during February when the annual Snow Festival is held. The charming prefecture […]

Why Japan is the obvious choice for adventurous expats

Japanese Temple

There are obvious destinations for expats considering an international relocation, such as Australia, which is made clear by the 1.2 million UK citizens who moved there in 2016. However, there are also overlooked destinations to consider, and which may offer just as rewarding experience. One such country is Japan. Japan’s capital is the largest metropolitan […]

4 Quirkiest Bars in Melbourne


Melbourne’s nightlife is nothing like anything else in the world. From sexy Jazz clubs to comic lounges, to island-vibe tiki bars, there’s something for everybody — even the ones with the quirkiest tastes. So if you’re looking for a little more than just your average sports pub or bar, here are some of Melb’s quirkiest […]

Been There, Haven’t Done That – 5 Things You Shouldn’t Miss in Taormina


Continuing our mission to inspire and inform Grown-up Travellers we present the latest in our series of articles containing ideas for alternative things to do and see in well-known destinations. We started our epic journey around the world in good old London, then covered Stockholm, Copenhagen, Berlin, Oslo, Paris, Amsterdam, Chicago and Istanbul. We then hopped over to Australia with guides to Perth, Melbourne and Sydney – before returning to Europe […]

Top tips for female travellers visiting Vietnam independently


Photo credit: via photopin cc This article was written in collaboration with Dealchecker Vietnam is a famously beautiful and vibrant destination which is relatively safe for foreign travellers who wish to explore its landscapes, history and culture. Despite integral conservatism in Vietnam’s lifestyle, women are generally well respected. However, for those females visiting independently […]