Hiking in the lush forests of Yakushima, Japan

Yakushima hiking

All Asia, Asia, Japan | January 10, 2018 | By

One of the highlights of our recent Japan trip was without a doubt our stay at Yakushima. The island south of Kyushu is well-known for its nature trails and is an amazing destination to unwind and breathe in some fresh mountain air.


Enjoying the splendor of Kyoto’s fall foliage

Eikando temple Kyoto, Japan

All Asia, Asia, Japan | December 13, 2017 | By

What do you do when you happen to find yourself in Kyoto at the peak time of fall foliage? Enjoy it to the max!


Brittany’s magical inland forest of Brocéliande

Moss in Brocéliande forest

All Europe, Europe, France | May 26, 2017 | By

King Arthur, Merlin, Lancelot, knights and fairies. Who hasn’t heard or read about these legends? The French forest of Brocéliande (la fôret de Brocéliande, Paimpont) is the place said to have inspired these tales. Covering a vast area in the center of Brittany (Bretagne), it is a mystical place that up to the present day still attracts many visitors wishing to feel some of the magic that sprouted from the pages of literary classics such as Wace’s Roman de Rou and poems by De Troyes. I spent a few days there with my husband and an old friend, and was (almost!) transported to ancient times, or at least, it felt like it with no internet!