Category Archives: Asia

How To Get From Sapporo to Niseko in Winter

Snow on Mt Yotei photography

You finally have your ski trip booked and are looking forward to experiencing this JAPOW that everyone raves about. If you’ve booked your flights and accommodation, the next thing on the list is transport. Sapporo to Niseko Niseko is located 106km from New Chitose Airport but is a two to three-hour drive. While there are […]

Travel Japan Cheap: 24 Ways to Visit Japan On A Budget

10,000 Yen Japan money

Most people I’ve spoken to have always put off travelling to Japan because of how much they anticipate it’s going to cost. Japan DOES NOT have to be expensive and yes, it is entirely possible to visit Japan on a budget – I even had a budget of $1000 for two weeks. Since 2012, I’ve […]

Japan Working Holiday Visa: A Guide for Aussies

red shrine gate floating in water with Japan written in light

Australia has Working Holiday arrangments with a bunch of countries designed to allow young people to travel and have the means to help fund travelling while abroad. Getting a Working Holiday Visa for Japan is by far the best way to explore the country without breaking the bank (and possibly even coming back with savings). […]

Backpacking Budget For Japan: A Breakdown of What We Spent (And NO JR Pass!!)

people walking in Japan streets

Among many travellers, Japan has a reputation for being one of the most expensive countries in the world and most people will tell you that it is impossible to stick to a strict backpacking budget for Japan. I’ve been to Japan twice now and after having travelled through a number of different countries, I can […]

Guide to White Island, Camiguin (The Philippines)

Travel couple on White island drone shot

Did we get totally sucked into White Island, Camiguin thanks to some exotic and romantic photo we saw online? Yes. Totally. And who the heck wouldn’t? I mean, look at this thing! So, of course, the most beautiful photos are usually aerial ones and unless you can fly or you have a drone, you’re probably […]

Kuang Si Falls in Laos: Everything You Need To Know

Kuang Si Falls waterfall long exposure photography

Kuang Si Falls is the absolute highlight of Luang Prabang. Nestled in a jungle with cascades flowing from the top of a mountain, it’s a nature lover’s and photographer’s paradise. Like Kawasan Falls in the Philippines, these falls form turquoise pools where you can swing, swim and selfie. Where is Kuang Si Falls? Kuang Si Falls is […]

Kawasan Falls: Complete Guide to Getting There Without the Crowds

Kawasan Falls photography

Turquoise blue water, 3 stages of waterfalls and canyoneering – there’s really nothing to complain about… except perhaps the crowds.  Kawasan Falls is one of the most famous waterfalls in the Philippines but it’s difficult to enjoy it in all its glory when you have hundreds of people to share it with.  We recently visited […]

Backpacking Sri Lanka | Best Travel Tips & Guide

Sri Lanka, the Indian Ocean’s jewel shaped country exceeded my expectations and I cannot wait to go back. Sri Lanka is an easy country to travel with English being spoken widely and public transport easy to navigate and access. However, if you’re expecting a super cheap Asian destination, you’re in for a surprise. Although Sri […]

40 Photos of Myanmar (Burma) That Will Put It On Your Bucket List

Get off the beaten SE Asia path and see Myanmar! This couple captures the best photos of Myanmar that'll guarantee to put Myanmar on your bucket list.

I haven’t met a person who has travelled to Myanmar and didn’t love it. Before travelling to Myanmar, I had always dreamed of travelling South East Asia “back in the day” – before a lot of countries became tourist hotspots due to the ease and cost of travel. Travelling to Myanmar was a bit of […]

North Vietnam Budget: What We Spent in 12 Days & Tips To Travel Cheaper

woman standing in front of a North Vietnam Waterfalls

Vietnam is a backpacker’s dream. It’s safe, easy to navigate around and there are plenty of things to do. And if the wafts of delicious street food aren’t enough to allure you, the cheap prices will. Daniel and I spent 12 days in North Vietnam visiting the capital of Vietnam, Hanoi, the infamous trekking town, […]

Exploring Lashio with Myanmar Adventure Outfitters: Where Adventure Meets Social Impact

Do you want to make a positive impact through tourism?! These guys enjoyed 3 days of epic adventures with a company that invests back into the community. Read this to find out more about their time with Myanmar Adventure Outfitters!

“Relationships,” Byron tells me as we drive along the bumpy dirt roads, “is what we focused on first. One village thought we were scoping the area for mining. They didn’t understand why foreigners would travel all this way just to see a waterfall.” Despite being the biggest city in Shan state, you won’t find good info […]

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