Time out in Tokyo

The Tokyo metropolitan area has more than 37.8 million people, so when you find some green open space, make the most of it! Here are some top tips for taking some time out from sightseeing in Tokyo. Imperial Palace East Gardens The Imperial Palace is the official residence of Japan’s Imperial Family, and there are … More Time out in Tokyo

Tokyo nights

Tokyo’s tourist sights can leave you with a pretty packed daytime itinerary, but it’s important to keep going into the evening to sample everything Japan’s capital has to offer after hours, from izakayas to gyozas, karaoke to 5am sushi, and everything else in between. Shimokita Shimokita is a young, hip area with lots of vintage … More Tokyo nights

A guide to Tokyo – Asia’s craziest city?

We arrived into Narita Airport after our 30 hour journey, but we still had to catch the Narita Express and do battle with Shinjuku – the world’s busiest station, with more than 3.6 million passengers each day. We made our way on the notoriously difficult Tokyo Metro to our Airbnb in the cool neighbourhood of Shimokitazawa … More A guide to Tokyo – Asia’s craziest city?

Dallas, Texas

Dallas has all the stereotypical Texas sights: stockyards, rodeos, cowboy hats, boots and steak houses. But it’s also got a thriving arts district and street food scene, and, as long as you can battle with the 35 degree heat, it’s a great contrast to see both sides of this sprawling city. Downtown, the Klyde Warren … More Dallas, Texas

The home of street food: Austin, Texas

“Keep Austin weird” – the unofficial slogan you see on bumper stickers across the city, and one that was coined by the Austin Independent Business Alliance to promote small businesses. There’s definitely an independent, alternative feel to the state capital of Texas – not least because of the hundreds of food trucks on its streets. … More The home of street food: Austin, Texas

Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana 

The riverbanks north of New Orleans were once heavily populated with slave plantations, with the Mississippi being a source of irrigation for sugar cane and the main export route for produced crops. One well-preserved plantation, Oak Alley, has opened its doors to the public.      When slavery was abolished after the Confederates were defeated … More Oak Alley Plantation, Vacherie, Louisiana