Not sure where to set off on your next adventure? With a record-breaking 2.1 million tourists reported to have visited last year, Sri Lanka is now listed at the top of bucket lists around the world. But why? Here are 5 reasons you need to...

Backpacking is a wonderful way to see the world with friends. Carrying everything you need on your back, you’re self-reliant and free to go where you please. To make your adventure a success, you need to plan carefully, do your research and tick some important...

For a country that’s twenty times smaller than Australia, Japan has contributed a significant amount to popular culture. Matcha and sushi are common menu items, and Hello Kitty and the waving ‘Fortune Cat’ (Maneki-Neko) are instantly recognisable. This might lead you to believe that you’ve...

Nobody wants to fly halfway around the world to a magnificent city filled with wonderful people who enjoy different exciting pastimes and enjoy foods you’ve never tried, only to do the same things you do at home. If you’d like a holiday that shies away from...

The sake is waiting for you in the land of the Samurai. You’ve binge-watched all the videos. Backpacking Japan is going to be epic, but how much do you need to budget for this adventure? If visiting Japan is the trip you’ve been dreaming of, let’s...

No holiday is complete without spending time at the beach. Of course, not all beaches are equally amazing, which obviously means that you’ll want to visit the ones that offer breathtaking sunrises and sunsets, great waves for surfing or swimming and pristine white sand. Not...

To get to know a country, you must get to know its food, and Sri Lanka definitely adds credence to the adage. Many people assume the country is primarily influenced by neighbouring India, but on closer examination you’ll find that its distinctive culture is made...

There’s nothing quite as exciting as travelling to an exotic location – but having the wrong things with you can make even the most well-planned trip feel like an exhausting experience. Having a backpack filled with the essentials will ensure you’re prepared for most of...