Plymouth, Massachusetts

A New England autumn road trip has been a long time in the planning. Combining the majority of my favourite things from great food and cool wildlife to beautiful landscapes (oh and tax free shopping),…

Kit Kat Japanese Style

Kit Kats are Kit Kats right? Like Coca Cola and McDonald’s fries, they are the same the whole world over. Except in Japan. Different flavours are launched on a regional basis. Sure, we have the…

Tokyo: Ueno Park

 I hold my hands up and admit that I am a nightmare to travel with.  Half the fun is in the advance planning for me and several months can be spent researching locations,…

Hiroshima (and Okonomiyaki)

We arrived in Hiroshima on a bitingly cold morning. I hadn’t been sure what to expect of the town which is known, lets face it, for one thing and one thing only, a huge and…

Miyajima Island, Japan

Itsukishima Island is just an hour away from Hiroshima and easily accessible by train and a short ferry ride. Better known by the descriptive name of ‘Miyajima Island’ or ‘Shrine Island’, it is unlike anywhere…