Tell people you are travelling in Japan, and the first thing they will advise you to do is fill your face with street food. In fact, if you don’t eat noodles swimming in broth at least nine times a day, then you are just a big fat fake, and you aren’t doing the other hardcore backpackers proud. But you may be wondering what to eat in Japan when you just can’t face another piece of cold fish and rice.
We have just spent two weeks in Japan where we backpacked and couchsurfed for a big chunk of the time. Thankfully, both our budgets and our train journeys were made all the lighter because of this little known Japanese secret. (more…)
We didn’t follow a standard Japan two week itinerary. We were tempted, I’ll admit, but the trouble was, nearly every Japan travel blog with a suggested two-week itinerary all seemed to point in the same direction. The ‘to do’ cities. The typical travel route that looks like this: Tokyo, Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Tokyo.
Pompeii. History, mystery, ruins, intrigue. Perfect material for a first-time visitor like me, desperate for the sights to live up to her expectations. I wanted to write a Pompeii travel blog but I secretly feared that the ancient ruins wouldn’t deliver the goods. I thought it may be another overpriced tourist attraction.
In my head, Pompeii was going to be a small little street with some glass frontage to protect the hoards of tourists from touching the precious remains from over 2000 years ago. The reality couldn’t have been more different. (more…)
Picking the best toothbrush for travel is a tricky business and a very personal one. Your choice will all depend on many factors. The length of your trip, your budget, and how much weight you are prepared to carry. And then there’s the decision of whether to go for a manual or an electric. If you choose a manual you will have to be particularly thorough in your cleaning, whereas if you go for the electric option you will be carrying extra batteries or an adapter to charge it. (more…)
This week marks four months since our family of four left New Zealand to travel around the world. So far we have visited America – which I am not including in this budget. We were lucky enough to stay with family so this doesn’t reflect a true budget. Since January we have backpacked around Sri Lanka, India, Thailand, and we are currently in Vietnam. we have saved money by Couchsurfing and eating locally. We have met a variety of people and had some fabulous experiences, but the one question that always arises when we tell others of our trip is, “So, how much does it cost to travel the world?”. Here is a breakdown of that question so far. All prices are in USD (more…)
When packing for a plane journey, be it a long haul trip or a quick weekend away on an internal flight, you want to be comfortable. To do this, make sure you pack the best (more…)