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The Momiji-gari: Red Leaf Hunting in Kyoto

As seasonally-themed Japanese celebrations go, the cherry blossom viewing festival may get all the attention, but the centuries-old autumnal tradition of momiji-gari, literally “
3 places where to experience the Northern Lights in Autumn

When most people think of the Northern Lights (Aurora Borealis), they imagine frozen lakes and several feet of snow. But, believe it or not, there’s a better time to go and hunt
Fjords of Norway Guided Walking Holiday

Most people visit Norway from the comfort of cruise ships but I fancy seeing it from the land so I join a Fjords of Norway guided walking trip. For eight days I explore the region
BlindSpot Speakeasy Cocktail Tea reviewed, St Martins Lane, London

Grab someone you like by the hand and head for this speakeasy joint to enjoy a surreptitious cocktail tea while exchanging secrets into the night. So, it was 7pm one heady summer e
Rail adventure in North Wales – full steam ahead

The hills are alive in North Wales with the cranky rhythm of chugging wheels and the whistle of coal powered trains as a stream of steam is funnelled out through their chimney.Rail
Norway: 680-mile road trip from Stavanger to Trondheim in 2 days

I knew it would be a nutty exploit driving 1,100-kilometres (around 684 miles) in two days along Norway‘s coastal road. So why did I do it? Norway: 680-mile road trip from Stava
Top 10 street foods of Northern India

For many first-time travellers to India one of the greatest pleasures is discovering its amazing street food. Surprisingly, there’s infinitely more to subcontinental cuisine than
Top 10 places to see in Puglia, Italy

Part of the charm of Puglia, Southern Italy’s rising star, is its slow approach to everyday life. Centuries old farmland are hemmed by a superb sun-bleached sandy coast and trave

Ok, I admit it. Even though I had never visited, I was one of those who was cynical when the city of Hull (full name Kingston upon Hull) was crowned UK Capital of Culture 2017.
What is there to see and do in Turin, Italy

With direct flights from the UK, taking around two hours, Turin is a convenient destination for a long weekend. Originally laid out by the Romans, the streets still follow the same
What is there to see and do in Miami, Florida

Miami Beach dazzles in the sunlight as the palm trees sway slightly in the whisper of the breeze. It’s a lovely scene especially by the gorgeous South Beach, affectionately know
Exploring the highlights of Japan: from busy Tokyo to the majestic Fuji

Japan is cherry blossom, and Japan is Hello Kitty. It’s neon signs, sushi, and it’s Sony, Nikon, and Nintendo. But beyond the brands and stereotypes which Japan exports, you wi