Europe · France

5 Best Places to Visit in Aude, France

Aude is a gorgeous corner of the Languedoc Roussillon region, with coastline and beaches to the east, and the jagged peaks of the Pyrenees looming in the west. The terrain in between is similarly dramatic: rolling vineyards and dusty villages are watched over by the mysterious Cathar castles, which are perched precariously above deep gorges… Continue reading 5 Best Places to Visit in Aude, France

Tips and Tricks

14 Top Tips for the Shy Solo Traveller

Fancy solo travel, but can’t bear the thought of having to socialise in a rowdy hostel? Find talking to strangers difficult? Worried about whether you can hack it by yourself in a strange country? Read on, for the answers to all of the above – and more. 1. Test the waters If you’ve always tended… Continue reading 14 Top Tips for the Shy Solo Traveller

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You · Asia · Japan

10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Tokyo

Situated at the bleeding edge of all that is ultra-modern and futuristic, but with one foot firmly planted in the tradition and tranquility of its spiritual past, Tokyo is a glorious, dazzling and bewildering mixture of old and new. Whilst its frenetic pace can be tempered by the pockets of calm that its temples and shrines provide,… Continue reading 10 Things I Hate (and Love) About You: Tokyo

Australasia · Australia

Small, but perfectly formed: the best small beaches in Sydney

I spent a good six months living in Sydney, which is easily long enough to figure out that Bondi is a little overrated. The best way to take advantage of Sydney’s stupidly beautiful harbourside location and ocean beaches is to dig a little deeper, and find some hidden gems. There are more dazzling beaches in Sydney… Continue reading Small, but perfectly formed: the best small beaches in Sydney