King Crab Safari
Kirkenes

King Crab Safari, Kirkenes

Posted In: Norway
When planning a trip to Norway, most people will find information about the huge king crab and safaris you can go on to catch and eat these creatures. Contents Where is Kirkenes? Kirkenes is located in the north of Norway, close to the Russian border.  The two main ways to get to Kirkenes is to fly from Oslo or Tromso or to take a cruise.  Hurt[...]
Grand Hotel, Oslo
Oslo

The Grand Hotel – The Perfect Place To Stay In Oslo

Posted In: Norway
Beautiful accommodation in Oslo For beautiful accommodation in Oslo look no further than the Grand Hotel.  The hotel is a mix of old world charm with modern elegance. It is considered one of Oslo's most well known and prestigious hotels. The hotel has been opened for over 145 years, having first opened its doors in 1874. Location Located on Karl Johans[...]
Ethical Animal Tourism

How to Tell if an Animal Encounter is Ethical?

Posted In: Travel Tips
Ethical animal tourism is top of mind for many of us when we travel.  So how do we tell if an animal encounter is ethical?  I wanted to start by explaining why I believe I am in a position to talk about ethical animal encounters.  For almost ten years I sat on the board of one of the largest animal welfare organisations in the Southern Hemis[...]
waterfalls in Iceland
Iceland

13 Must See Waterfalls in Iceland

Posted In: Iceland
The waterfalls in Iceland are stunning and we spent an amazing 18 exploring the country and visiting many of those waterfalls.  You will see waterfalls throughout the country, whether they are one of the top Instagrammed waterfalls in the world or a waterfall created just because it is raining.  The waterfalls on this list are in order of us[...]
Atomic Dome
Hiroshima

Day Trip to Hiroshima

Posted In: Japan
A day trip to Hiroshima is something many visitors to Japan want to do.  It can easily be done from Kyoto, Osaka or Kobe. This is our itinerary from our day trip to Hiroshima from Kyoto. Please be aware that this itinerary involves a lot of walking, so make sure you wear comfortable shoes and take water with you. 6 August 1945 On 6 August 1945, Unite[...]
5 Foot Care Tips for Travelling

5 Foot Care Tips For Travelling

Posted In: Travel Health
For many of us, travelling also means we tend to do a lot more walking that we would usually do in our day to day lives.  So that also means our feet are being put through a lot more stress than they would usually be accustomed to, so foot care is really important. When we travel, we do a lot of hiking and even if we are exploring cities it is not un[...]
Chemainus
Chemainus

Chemainus – World Famous Mural Town

Posted In: Canada
The quaint town of Chemainus is found on the Chemainus River Valley on the east coast of Vancouver Island in Canada.  We didn't know of the town but found it as we headed from Victoria to catch the ferry to Vancouver.  Because we had some spare time before ferry left, we spent a few hours exploring the town.  If you are visiting Vancouver Is[...]
Pokemon
Kyoto

Pokemon Street Lights in Kyoto

Posted In: Japan
Now I need to start by saying I haven't ever played Pokemon Go but have friends that do and my husband even created an account to play a few times while we were in Japan.   But it was obvious from the moment we arrived in Tokyo that Pokemon Go was really popular. In Tokyo, we stayed a short walk from Shinjuku Station.  We found a Pokemon Go[...]
Look for the Detail

Take Better Travel Photos: Look for the Detail

Posted In: Travel Photography
We all take quick snaps when we travel, but spending a little bit of extra time to "look for the detail" can add extra meaning to our travel photos. Let's look at some examples. select one object from many In this example, we were walking along the Pont des Arts Bridge in Paris or as it is known, the "lock bridge".  The photo below shows how many locks[...]
Driving in Iceland
Iceland

11 Tips for Driving in Iceland

Posted In: Iceland
Iceland is truly a beautiful country and a great way to see it is to hire a car and take a road trip.  There are no trains and unless you are on a guided bus tour, there are limited buses. So, we spent 18 days exploring Iceland by car.  From that experience, here are our 11 tips for driving in Iceland. Iceland is a relatively easy country to explo[...]