Planning a Trip to Japan: The Best Japan Travel Guide

Japan is one of the most incredible countries in the world. Ask anybody who has visited, and we’re almost positive they will agree with us. If you’re ever lucky enough to visit Japan, it will be one of the most wonderful and unique experiences of your life. There are some things you should know when planning a trip to Japan, though, and we’re going to tell you all about them in this post! Compared to Western countries, Japan is very unique. Other than the obvious language barrier, traveling to such a unique country will naturally bring some difficulties. Nothing that is unbearable, and not even difficulties that will hinder your visit. But there are a few things to remember when visiting Japan, to make your experience as enjoyable and stress free as possible. Tip: Download some Japan travel apps to help you along the way. With everything from transport and…

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How to Prepare For Your First International Flight

Setting off on your first international flight will be one of the most exciting and nerve-wracking times in your life. Whether you’re traveling solo, with your family or with a trusted group of friends, the unknown will more than likely cause all sorts of stress. That being said, it should also be one of the most exciting times in your life. Yeah, planes are uncomfortable and the food sucks, and sitting in the one spot for multiple hours at a time is frustrating. But your first international flight doesn’t have to be awful. I’m here to help you through it, with tips on ways to stay comfortable, the best things to pack in your carry on bag and more. Anything that can be useful in helping you through your first international flight! Keep reading for tips on preparing for your first international flight. We also have a super useful packing…

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A Guide to 5 Popular Types of Cheap Accomodation

When organising your first international trip, finding the perfect accomodation is one of the first things you’ll need to do. There are some travelers who choose comfort over cost, and vice versa. Above all, however, most travelers opt for cheap accomodation. There are a few different options to consider when deciding on your travel accomodation. Your decision should be based on your preferences when it comes to privacy, safety, budget, proximity to city centres and places of interest and finally, the amount of people you are traveling with. Choosing the right accomodation can be a bit difficult if you are a first time traveler. So to help you out and make this process as easy as possible, I’ve written this guide with the pros and cons, for five of the most popular types of cheap accomodation. A Guide to 5 Popular Types of Cheap Accomodation Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate…

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10 Easy Steps to Planning Your First International Trip

Planning your first international trip can be hard and super overwhelming. We’ve been on tons of international flights, so we know first hand how horrible long-haul flights are. Those tiny seats with hardly any leg room are awful, and plane food makes us wish we packed a three course meal instead of a couple muesli bars. That being said, before this not-so-exciting experience can happen, you’ll need to plan and organise your trip. For someone who is traveling for the first time, the thought of doing this is probably making you a little queasy. Are you nodding your head in agreement? Don’t worry – we’ve got your back. Keep reading, because we’re about to share everything you need to know from choosing your destination to deciding what to take on the plane, and everything in between. Planning your first international trip doesn’t need to be stressful. In fact, it can…

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Moving From Adelaide To Alice Springs

Back in October 2016, we made a pretty big move from Adelaide to Alice Springs on an 8 month work contract. The whole move happened in under two months, from the day we were given the offer, to the day we arrived in Alice Springs. You could say it was fairly spontaneous, and looking back now, we’re not sure whether we would do it again. Don’t worry, we’re going to explain why we feel that way. Sit tight, we’ll get there! Before the move, we were both super excited for the experience we were about to have. Neither of us knew what to expect. Everything we had heard about Alice Springs, wasn’t nearly enough information to prepare us. Given that we were going to be away from our home city of Adelaide for almost a year, we had to pack up our lives and rental in Adelaide and ship all…

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Visit New York: A Guide to New York City’s Must-See Attractions

For most of my life I had dreamt of the day I would finally visit New York City. I imagined looking up at the Statue of Liberty, spending a day shopping up a storm in Soho and I wanted to stand in absolute awe, in the middle of Times Square. I wanted one of those I love NYC t-shirts and every other cliche tourist souvenir you can imagine. Yes, I was (and still am) that person. But that’s okay. It’s okay to dream. In fact, I encourage it! Especially when it comes to seeing the world. After all, having a dream took me to my favourite city in the world! I’m sure you’re wondering why I spent most of my life dreaming of visiting New York City. Well, to be honest, I don’t have one answer to that question. Like most kids, I grew up watching movies and TV shows that were filmed or…

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10 Australia Travel Tips and 10 Reasons to Visit

If you’re planning your first visit to Australia, you’re probably looking for some useful and informative Australia travel tips. If so, you’ve come to the right place! I am a born and raised Australian. I grew up in South Australia where I lived for the first 24 years of my life. Back in October 2016, Russell and I moved temporarily to Alice Springs, where we lived for eight months before returning home to Adelaide. I see so many people saying that they want to visit Australia, but some don’t know where to start when it comes to planning a trip here. I bet there are even some of you reading this, that still think we ride kangaroos to work. Which sadly, we don’t. There are a lot of  things to see and do in Australia, and there’s also a lot that you should know before visiting for the first time.…

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Top Things to do in Hiroshima, Japan

During our month long stay in Japan back in March 2016, we managed to visit six different cities across the country. I can honestly say though, Hiroshima was by far my personal favourite. It’s definitely a must visit while in Japan, and we still wish we had stayed longer than one full day. There are so many beautiful places to spend a relaxing day out, so much incredible scenery to enjoy, and like the rest of Japan, some of the nicest people we’ve ever met. Here are the top things to do in Hiroshima! We took the Bullet Train from Osaka to Hiroshima, and booked our stay at the Comfort Hotel in Downtown Hiroshima. The location was perfect – within walking distance of everything we wanted to see. In less than 15 minutes, we were at the Peace Park, outdoor shopping arcade and had plenty of Japanese and Western food…

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