Asia · Travel

Kyoto 2-Day Itinerary – The Best of Kyoto on a Budget

Kyoto is Japan’s cultural heart. It is a place to discover and immerse yourself in the world of old Japan. As with the rest of Japan, Kyoto is not a cheap city but with a little penny pinching and a lot of walking, you can really enjoy Kyoto on a budget. So, what do you… Continue reading Kyoto 2-Day Itinerary – The Best of Kyoto on a Budget

General · Travel

9 Cities That May Surprise You Around the World

You have read the travel magazines and the blogs, seen the TV shows, and thousands upon thousands of Instagram photos, but there are still some places out there that you don’t really know. You may think you know them, I bet you’ve heard about them many times but here are nine cities that may surprise… Continue reading 9 Cities That May Surprise You Around the World

Accommodation · General · Travel

Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Let me start by saying, I have stayed in all manner of hotels, guesthouses, hostels, campsites and apartments. I have nothing against any accommodation option (although I may skip camping in deepest, darkest winter). I think that, of all of them, hostels have the worst reputation and I would love to change the mind of… Continue reading Why Staying in Hostels is NOT as Bad as You Think

Train · Travel

Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel

Taking to the tracks is such a joy. I know that we are Flying Fluskeys, and flying also makes me a happy girl, but there is something special about a train journey. (I don’t mean my morning commute). People say romantic, honestly, I’m not sure I could call it that, but it is kinda special.… Continue reading Riding the Rails – The Joys of Train Travel

Food · General · Travel

Backpacking with Burgers – Munching on McDonald’s 

My hubby, Mr Fluskey, has a travel quirk that most people don’t understand. He likes to eat a McDonald’s Big Mac in every new country he visits. After a long debate about this, I bent to his will. To try and alleviate my slight corporation guilt, I try to eat something from the menu that… Continue reading Backpacking with Burgers – Munching on McDonald’s