When visiting Nikko, Japan, a stay at a Japanese Ryokan is a must. Nikko is as traditional as it gets. Named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it is one of Japan’s most sacred regions. For centuries it has been a mountain centre of worship for Shinto and Buddhist religions and Nikko saw the first Shogun of Japan. Today it is an important pilgrimage to see… Read More
Cultural travel can be one of the most rewarding ways to travel. Immersing culture of a destination gives you a better understanding of each place you visit.
Nikko, Japan. Ever heard of it? We hadn’t until Tobu Railways contacted us to see if we wanted to explore the picturesque region just two hours by train from Tokyo. Most people visit Nikko as a day trip from Tokyo, but this is a huge mistake. There are so many things to do in the region. We spent 5 days exploring the area… Read More
One of the most beautiful celebrations in Thailand is definitely Loy Krathong (also spelled Loi Krathong) in Chiang Mai. It takes place at the same time as the extremely photogenic Yi Peng Festival. (Yee Peng) What is Loy Krathong and Yi Peng? People often confuse Loy Krathong for another festival known as Yi Peng. We always thought they were the… Read More
Choosing where to stay in Montreal can be time-consuming because there are so many unique neighborhoods around the city. This guide will help you understand the layout and personality of Montreal. Whether you’re visiting for the first time or a repeat visitor, this guide will help you choose where to base yourself depending on what you want to see and… Read More
For those interested in experiencing a slight deviation from Scotland’s brilliant scenery, a trip to the site of the Culloden Battlefield is highly suggested. Culloden was the site of the last battle to be fought on British soil. The history-steeped Culloden Battlefield is a somber site that overlooks the city of Inverness in the Scottish Highlands. It’s in many ways an emotional,… Read More
Many people only spend a few days in Bhutan due to it’s $250 per person per day fee. It can be difficult choosing what to see and do to make the most of your money. We’ve created a comprehensive guide of things to do in Bhutan, that showcases the most popular sites broken down by areas and districts. It’s great… Read More