A ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn where the floors are typically tatami mats and the rooms are separated with sliding shōji doors. And Hotel Sakan in Sendai is one of the best.
Just an hour and a half ride from Tokyo on the Japan's Shinkansen (the bullet train) you will find the city of Sendai. It is the capital city of the Miyagi Perfecture and a gem that sometimes gets overlooked. Sendai is the largest city in the Tōhoku region of Japan and is full of cultural monuments, unique foods and vibrant city lights.
While in the Yogyakarta region there are three of these magnificent monuments not to miss, and if you are as tenacious as me you can hit them all in one day: from sunrise to sunset.
You'll have to venture way beyond Bali in order to explore the very remote Raja Ampat, who can definitely give Indonesia's most popular island a serious run for its money.
Indonesia is more than overwater bungalows and meditation retreats. There is also an adventurous side to the country and off-roading through the Jayagiri Rainforest is one thrilling ride that you will never forget.
Scenic hiking trails, relaxing beaches, cool craft breweries and lots of lobster — there are definitely so many fun things to do in the Nova Scotia. A road-trip through this Canadian province gave me the opportunity to explore at my own pace allowing me to focus on finding the best bucket list adventures for you.
As Florence is to Rome, Lyon is to Paris — a slightly smaller, yet charming version of its larger counterpart. The vibrant city sits at the intersection of the Rhône and Saône rivers, and is a common stop on the Viking River Cruises tour through the South of France.
Between mid-June to September one of Canada’s most incredible wildlife display happens — the beluga whales come to town. More than 50,000 of these sociable creatures patrol the Arctic in Northern Manitoba, and the Hudson Bay coastline sees the world's largest population.
Sometimes driving is the best way to experience a destination, it gives you the opportunity to make stops as often as you want. This was very much true for driving The Cabot Trail in Nova Scotia.
The UNESCO ancient city of Petra was carved into the rose colored sandstone cliffs by the Nabataeans as early as 312BC. There are over 30 incredible sites spread over 60 square kilometers, from temples to tombs to elaborate buildings.