One Day in Osaka, Japan: Itinerary for 2021

chinese lantern in cobblestone street in osaka at night

Friendly, free-spirited Osaka may not have as rich a history as Kyoto or Tokyo, but it is bursting with cultural attractions and is home to some of the most incredible food in Japan. And that’s saying something. Despite being Japan’s third-largest city, with a bit of planning, it is possible to experience the best of […]

Why Authentic Travel Is An Overrated Illusion

old woman giving alms to monk in saffron robe as an example of authentic travel

Authentic travel is hot stuff. For many, authentic travel is synonymous with getting to know the ‘real’ or ‘non-touristy’ place. Wandering off the beaten track, avoiding stuff perceived to be touristy and mingling with local people, hanging out where they hang out. They lament tourism as contaminating the culture of a destination, whilst lacking the […]

The Best Group Travel Companies For Single Travellers Over 50

hikers who are part of a group travel for singles tanding on stone steps against a deep blue sky

Are you considering taking a group tour as a solo traveller but are unsure how to go about it or if it will be the right fit for you? I am a massive fan of group travel. More often than not I travel independently. However, over the past two decades, I have opted to join […]

Osprey Backpacks Review: Ozone 75 vs Fairview Wheels 36

fairview 36 wheels vs ozone 75 in osprey backpacks review

Get help with choosing your perfect backpack on wheels in this Osprey backpacks review.   How do you roll luggage-wise? Finding a backpack that is durable, comfortable and keeps your stuff dry and safe is one of the holy grails of travel. It is also a big investment and making the right choice can be […]