Your Guide to Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

It’s that time of the year again for Japan to celebrate its yearly cherry blossom festivals. Better known as Hanami in Japanese, which literally translates to “viewing flowers”, people gather under blooming cherry blossoms for food, drinks, entertainment, and of course to experience the dazzling beauty of the cherry blossoms. Here’s your guide to the perfect cherry blossom festival experience: Cherry blossom viewing The best cherry … Continue reading Your Guide to Japan’s Cherry Blossom Festival

5 reasons why you should visit Bako National Park in Sarawak, Borneo

One of the more popular national parks in Borneo, Bako is the perfect place for the traveller who wants a little bit of hiking and at the same time, see Bornean wildlife. Here are some reasons why you should check out the Bako National Park: 1. The boat ride One of the coolest things about going to the National Park is the 20-minute boat ride. … Continue reading 5 reasons why you should visit Bako National Park in Sarawak, Borneo

6 Outdoor activities in Nepal that aren’t hiking or trekking

Whenever Nepal comes to mind, perhaps the first activity associated with it would be hiking. However, there is more to the Himalayas than just hiking or trekking in the mountains. Here are a few outdoor activities that the adventure enthusiast can look forward to: Mountain Biking One of the best ways to explore Nepal’s terrain is by mountain biking. Adrenaline will be pumping through your … Continue reading 6 Outdoor activities in Nepal that aren’t hiking or trekking

7 things you must have in your hand carry luggage for your flight

Hand carry luggage space is precious as most airlines cap it somewhere between 7-8 KG (15-17lbs) and you should make the best of it, especially for long distance flights, long layovers and just in case you have an emergency. In the event of any of the mentioned, the last thing you want is to be grumbling at yourself at a lack of preparation so here … Continue reading 7 things you must have in your hand carry luggage for your flight

Fancy taking USD100 off your holiday?

The Eid Mubarak festivities are just around the corner and we want to celebrate this occasion with you! The best celebrations are the ones that are shared with friends and family and in light of this, we are giving away 3x USD100 coupon codes for your upcoming holiday itinerary. Go on that quad-bike tour around the rice fields in Bali or get in touch with … Continue reading Fancy taking USD100 off your holiday?

Travel hacks that you could use on your holiday [Infographic]

Being away from home can be difficult at times but it does not have to be devastating. With all the right tips and tricks, your holiday can be smooth sailing all the way, until your flight home. The people at Baltic Travel Company  were kind enough to share 21 of their travel hacks with us. Keep these in mind when you travel to optimise on your … Continue reading Travel hacks that you could use on your holiday [Infographic]

How to avoid getting hacked while travelling

Gone are the days when the last thing a person would think of packing was a charger. Nowadays, it is considered a norm to bring along all, if not most of your electronics with you, especially for the remote worker. One of the last things you would want while on the road is getting locked out of your device, or finding that your accounts have … Continue reading How to avoid getting hacked while travelling

Taboos you need to know to avoid committing cultural faux pas in Asia

socialnewsdaily.com It can be pretty exciting to immerse yourself in a completely different culture and when that is happening, a sense of respect for the place you are in is crucial. As the say, “When in Rome, do as the Romans do” and here are a few taboos you should avoid committing while being a guest in another’s land. China Don’t rest or stick your … Continue reading Taboos you need to know to avoid committing cultural faux pas in Asia

Do’s and Don’ts when visiting a Buddhist temple

  In Southeast Asia, Buddhist temples are more or less everywhere and the last thing that a traveller would want to do is offend the locals on sacred ground. Before you plan on visiting a Buddhist temple, keep these do’s and don’ts in mind. Take your shoes off around temple grounds Just like in most homes in Asia, footwear is not allowed indoors and this … Continue reading Do’s and Don’ts when visiting a Buddhist temple

7 must visit places for the animal lover in Japan

Kawaii!!! Perhaps one of the most popular words in the Japanese dictionary, kawaii, meaning cute, is something very much rooted in their culture, and what better way to celebrate all things cute than to pay a visit to the very cuddly animal residents of this Asian archipelago? So here you have it, the must visit places for the animal lover when travelling in Japan: Nasu … Continue reading 7 must visit places for the animal lover in Japan