Category: Travel

  • Nagano

    Japan – Nagano

    We took a Shinkansen (bullet train) to Nagano, travelling the 290km in a little over one hour. The ride is so fast and smooth, you barely feel any movement at all. We love the Shinkansen. We decided to take a little walk, about 25 minutes to get to Zenkō-ji Temple, all of it along one […]

  • Tokyo Disneyland

    Japan – Tokyo – Tokyo Disneyland

    We woke up early to a cool morning, with Rowan super excited to get to our destination for the day: Tokyo Disneyland. It was rush hour when we jumped on the subway at 8:30, which meant crowded cars and standing for the half hour journey, along with locals dressed in suits and fancy shoes on […]

  • Kamakura

    Japan – Kamakura

    Kamakura is a beach town filled with peaceful temples and gardens, adventurous hiking trails and gorgeous views from lush hilltops. We arrived on a Saturday morning and after having fantastic vegetarian burritos and tacos at a surfer inspired diner on one of the city’s main streets, we dropped our backpack off at our hostel, WeBase Kamakura, […]

  • Brimming, bright, beautiful

    Japan – Tokyo – Studio Ghibli Museum

    On day two of our trip to Japan, we took the subway out to Mitaka, to visit the Studio Ghibli Museum. The subway took about 50 minutes, then we walked about 20 minutes through a gorgeous park, before spotting the entrance to the quirky museum at the far end. The first floor has a small […]

  • Tokyo day one

    Japan – Tokyo – Ginza

    After spending just a few days in Tokyo, we’re now pros when it comes to the subway and train lines, finding amazing vegan and vegetarian restaurants, and giggling like school kids over all things Studio Ghibli. On day one, we made our way to a northern part of Tokyo to visit the Sumida Aquarium, which […]

  • Ultimate Pompeii

    Wall painting in Pompeii.

    After spending our last four days in Amalfi at the beach, we woke up super early (4:00 am) to catch our bus to Salerno and our train from there to Pompeii. It was all very tiring, but, even after walking with all our backpacks from Pompeii station to our B&B 15 minutes away, we made our […]