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What to Eat in Japan – 20 Alternatives to Sushi

Before I visited the land of the rising sun, my knowledge of what to eat in Japan could be summed up in one word: sushi. Don’t get me wrong, I’m a fan and I dined out like sushi was in short supply during my month in Japan, but I spent half of that month with my dad who, after trying sushi… Read more →

Want to know what to eat in Japan but not a fan of sushi? Here are 20 alternatives to sushi to try. Japanese food is more versatile than most people think.... Read more →
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ACL Repair Surgery – What They Don’t Tell You (and My Recovery)

I recently had ACL repair surgery, which most people who follow this blog will already know. For my regular readers, apologies for the break away from my usual travel topic. If you have zero interest in reading about my ACL repair surgery, how about a few travel articles you might not have read yet: 10 Travel Experiences Everyone Should Have… Read more →

ACL repair surgery - here's 15 things they don't tell you together with my ACL recovery experience each day and week after surgery. I'll update over time.... Read more →
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How to Visit the Statue of Liberty in New York: Ultimate Guide

For some reason (perhaps the fact that it’s one of the biggest tourist attractions in the world?!) I thought it would be easy to figure out how to visit the Statue of Liberty in New York. But somehow the internet failed me. As did my guidebooks. So, I ended up stitching together the requisite details – how to book, where to… Read more →

The ultimate guide to how to visit the Statue of Liberty in New York from booking tickets, planning ferries and practicalities like ID & crown access.... Read more →
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50 Biggest Culture Shock Experiences

Culture shock is defined as the feeling of disorientation experienced by someone when they are suddenly subjected to an unfamiliar culture, way of life, or set of attitudes. For me, culture shock is that ‘oh, wow’ moment when you lock eyes on something that you’ve never seen before and you know that it will stay with you forever, no matter how far… Read more →

Here's my 50 biggest culture shock experiences with pictures from visiting over 60 countries in the past 6 years of travels. Culture shock moments last.... Read more →
Top Travel Sites for trip planning

Top Travel Sites – Over 100 Links for Trip Planning

Planning a trip can be a hassle. There are so many different travel resources out there from review sites to flight search tools to maps and apps. Even as someone who has spent the past 5 years travelling full time, it can all get a bit confusing and, usually, the second you think you’ve settled on your favourite websites, someone… Read more →

With over 100 of the top travel sites on the web, compiled by someone who's visited over 60 countries, here are the links you need to book your next trip.... Read more →
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The Copper Canyon Travel Guide: Planning Your Trip

Depending on the metrics you use, the Copper Canyon in Mexico is either four or seven times larger than the Grand Canyon in the USA. But that difference between four and seven times hardly seems relevant – you just need to grasp that the Copper Canyon is immense and, if you take the train through it, it’s likely to be one… Read more →

Planning a trip to the Copper Canyon in Mexico? This travel guide covers it all from booking your ticket, choosing a route, safety and how much it costs.... Read more →
How to Order Coffee in Italy

How To Order Coffee in Italy

Even if you’re decked head to toe in Gucci and are sauntering around Venice, Florence or Rome with all the panache of an Italian superstar, there’s still a very simple way to tell whether you’re a local or not: how you order coffee. Believe it or not, there is a huge (and unhelpfully unspoken!) protocol for how to order coffee… Read more →

How to order coffee in Italy isn't as easy as you might think. Here's a guide to what coffee to order, when to order, how to order, how to pay and tipping.... Read more →
3 Days in Florence

3 Days in Florence: The Itinerary I Give My Friends

Giuseppe Verdi once said, “You may have the universe if I may have Italy.” I feel that way about Florence; which might explain why I have visited this arresting Italian city so many times I’m losing count. And, with that, what I’m equally losing count of is the number of times I’ve scribbled out an itinerary for 3 days in… Read more →

Spending 3 days in Florence? Here's the itinerary I give my friends and gets you to the top sights at the right time of day. Includes where to eat and sleep... Read more →
50 Best Travel Books of all time

50 Best Travel Books of All Time

What is it about a book that can transport you to a new destination in just a few pages? Whether you’re planning a trip or just dreaming of taking one, picking up a book about travel – or even a book that has such an evocative setting, it has the same effect, it’s one way to travel when you can’t… Read more →

What are the 50 best travel books of all time?From popular titles to some more obscure suggestions from my own travels, these are the best travel books ever... Read more →
Life after being a digital nomad for 5 years (1)

Coming home after being a digital nomad for 5 years…

If you follow this blog, you’ll know that I left the UK in 2010 and have been roaming the globe, living the digital nomad lifestyle ever since. You’ll also know that a ridiculous knee injury in the British Virgin Islands has put me on less glamorous British National Health Service waiting list for ACL reconstruction. It involves hamstrings and scalpels… Read more →

What's it like when you quit the digital nomad lifestyle after 5 years and finally go home? From the good to the bad and the ugly, here's the truth you need to know.... Read more →