Cherry blossoms in Ueno Park, Tokyo
Japan

Two weeks in Japan: 14 days and 14 insights

We spent two weeks in Japan over cherry blossom season and were totally captivated by the country, its culture, and its quirkiness. Our trip covered Tokyo, Kyoto and hiking the Kumano Kodo. Here are 14 things we discovered about this fascinating country.…

February 6, 2020
Buildings reflected onto Lake Zurich
Switzerland

Stopover: what to do in 48 hours in Zurich

Zurich is the perfect stopover city as you travel through Europe. It's small, extremely picturesque with snow-capped mountains, a beautiful lake and an historic old town. Here are a few things to do in 48 hours in Zurich.…

August 5, 2019
Espadilla Beach, Manuel Antonio, Costa Rica
Costa Rica

Highlights of Costa Rica from our 3-week adventure

Sloths, monkeys, toucans and crocodiles. What more could you want on a tropical holiday? How about endless surf, loads of sunshine, acres of lush rainforest and a few pretty spectacular volcanoes. Welcome to Costa Rica...…

June 18, 2019
Costa Rica

Surfing in Costa Rica: living the dream

Surfing in Costa Rica had been a long-held dream of mine. We signed up for a week-long surfing adventure in Tamarindo on Costa Rica's Pacific Coast. So, did it live up to expectations?…

May 22, 2019