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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A Tokyo Itinerary for First Time Visitors

Given that Tokyo is the most populated city in the world, there is literally an endless amount of things to see and do. We spent 12 days exploring Tokyo during our month long trip to Japan back in March 2017. Since there are so many things to see and do in Japan’s capital city, we decided to put together this Tokyo itinerary to help you plan your trip! Tokyo is as bright, bustling, crazy, beautiful and exciting as you have probably imagined, and definitely cannot be explored in just 12 days. You can, however, see a lot of what the city has to offer. From the exciting attractions, endless shopping and must eat food, we guarantee you’ll always have something new to see and do! Planning a trip to Tokyo might seem like an impossible task, but with our guide to spending (almost) 2 weeks in Tokyo, it will be a lot easier! A Tokyo Itinerary for First…

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Shinjuku New City Hotel: Tokyo Accomodation Review

If you’re looking for the perfect Tokyo accomodation, consider booking your stay with Shinjuku New City Hotel. Visiting Japan for the first time can be overwhelming. There’s so much to see and do, millions of people, and a lot of bright lights in Japan’s bustling cities. Tokyo is like nothing we have ever experienced before. Before booking our trip to Japan, Russell and I did a lot of research, writing down everything we wanted to see and do. When it came time to book our accomodation in Tokyo, we looked back on this list and realised that the best area to stay was Shinjuku. We started looking into hotels, finding the ones that were conveniently located, and eventually came across Shinjuku New City Hotel. It was the perfect choice for us. We could walk to Shinjuku Train Station (the biggest train station in Japan), there were plenty of food options…

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6 Day Osaka Itinerary for First Time Visitors

We spent the entire month of March 2017 exploring Japan. Osaka was the second stop on our epic four week Japan adventure, and we were very excited. There were a lot of things that drew us to Osaka. One of the main reasons being, the fact that Osaka is home to Japan’s Universal Studios, where the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is located! You’ll learn more about our (my) Harry Potter obsession later in this Osaka Itinerary! We spent a total of six days in Osaka, and there were a few things we wanted to see in the city during that time. It was a very busy week, but we’re glad we decided to set aside 6 days to explore Osaka. If you’re planning a trip to Japan and Osaka is on your bucket list, here is our suggested six day Osaka itinerary to help you plan your very own epic Japanese adventure! 6…

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A Day at Hakuba Japan Ski Resort, Nagano

Hands down one of the most memorable moments of our lives, was seeing snow for the first time together. We spent the entire month of March 2017 exploring Japan. During the planning stage of our trip, we knew we wanted to spend a few days further north, in a beautiful snowy town. It took us a while to find the perfect location, but we eventually discovered Hakuba Japan Ski Resort. Seeing snow has been on my bucket list for as long as I can remember. Living in Australia definitely limits our options when it comes to experiencing snow, because it generally only falls in certain places on the East Coast. So when we were planning our trip to Japan, we locked in a couple of days for snow on our itinerary. A Day at Hakuba Japan Ski Resort, Nagano Hakuba is located in the Northern Japan Alps, near Nagano, and was host to…

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A Guide to Food and Shopping in Japan

What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Japan? Maybe it’s the quirky fashion, delicious cuisine or famous attractions. Well Japan certainly has it all, but two of the most common things people visit Japan for are the food and the shopping. The food and shopping in Japan has something for everyone. Tokyo is a shopping lover’s heaven, and no matter what you like to wear, we can guarantee one thing: you will leave Japan having found something you never expected. When it comes to food, it seems as though nothing is off limits. From exquisite meat and seafood galore, to even making their own chocolate! I’m personally a picky eater, but even I couldn’t ignore the delicious smells all around us. If you’re a hardcore foodie or someone who likes to shop as much as possible while traveling, you’ll never want to leave. Shopping in Japan –…

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