Super Cheap New Zealand is out now!

After months and months of writing, editing and getting it out to the bookstores, my latest book, Super Cheap New Zealand, is finally out! It’s the ultimate companion for a budget holiday in Middle Earth. It’s my fourth book, and I hope it continues my success as a self-published author. It’s challenging doing it allContinue reading “Super Cheap New Zealand is out now!”

Announcing Super Cheap New Zealand!

Delighted to announce that my New Zealand travel guide, Super Cheap New Zealand, is set for release on September 25th! What do you think of the cover? Please let me know on Facebook! It’s been an incredible ride making it, but I’m so happy with the result. Like my best-selling Japan book, it’ll be aContinue reading “Announcing Super Cheap New Zealand!”

Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyushu

Kyushu, in southern Japan, has some excellent sakura (cherry blossoms) spots. They may be just as busy as those up north, but they make for a good change of scene. The times are about the same as in Tokyo and Kyoto. For forecasts check out the Super Cheap Japan sakura (cherry blossoms) guide. Fukuoka is the best place toContinue reading “Top 5 Cherry Blossom Spots in Kyushu”

Survival Japanese for travelling in Japan

Japanese people are some of the worst English speakers in the world, so it’s best the learn a few key phrases before you visit Japan. There will be times when you are trying to communicate with someone who has absolutely no English ability. Having said that, one of the great things about Japan is thatContinue reading “Survival Japanese for travelling in Japan”

Top 5 Kansai Christmas Illuminations

If you are lucky enough to be in Japan in the holiday season, there are some stunning illuminations and displays in Osaka and Kyoto. While not quite as numerous or as crazy as in Tokyo, they are definitely worth checking them out while you do a bit of Christmas shopping. Japan may not be a Christian country, butContinue reading “Top 5 Kansai Christmas Illuminations”

Free sample chapter from my awesome new book!

The new Super Cheap Japan book is the ultimate guidebook for those traveling to Japan on a budget. Available across the world at retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Book Depository, it is a painstakingly researched book aimed at those who worry about spending too much money in the Land of the RisingContinue reading “Free sample chapter from my awesome new book!”

Top 10 super cheap foods in Japan

This blog and my Japan book are all about saving you money on your holidays in Japan. Food, especially eating out, is one of the things that can really add to travel budgets, so here are the best foods to eat in Japan: 1) Cup noodles Fill up your belly for around $1, or even lessContinue reading “Top 10 super cheap foods in Japan”

10 amazing things not to forget about Japan

I recently came back to the wonderful land of Japan after a long break (think that’s a pretty good joke for those that know I broke my arm!). It was too long away! As I travelled around the country again, I was reminded about some of the best, most fascinating things about this country. ThisContinue reading “10 amazing things not to forget about Japan”

New book coming soon! Get the latest info

I have been working super hard on a super awesome new book for everyone 😀 It will be called Super Cheap Japan: Budget Travel in Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, Hiroshima and Surrounding Areas. I hope to have it released around September time! For more info see the book page and be sure to join us onContinue reading “New book coming soon! Get the latest info”

Traveling to Japan? Learn how to drink for less while eating out

Japan is a mysterious place that I believe everyone should check out at least once in their life. The beauty of the islands can bring almost a tear to one’s eye. But after seeing the sights of the day, there is a common theme that everyone loves to do in Japan. Go out to eat!Continue reading “Traveling to Japan? Learn how to drink for less while eating out”

Exploring Yanaka

Yanaka is a peaceful neighborhood that is perfect for a morning stroll and that rewards exploration. A straightforward walk from Ueno to Nippori will take you along quiet streets of undamaged pre-war buildings, quiet temples and an eclectic selection of contemporary artist’s studios and galleries. Most notable among them is the Asakura Museum of SculptureContinue reading “Exploring Yanaka”

Enoshima: Island chill out on a budget

Just over an hour away from Shinjuku and nearby to Kamakura at the end of the Odakyu line, is Enoshima, a relaxing day out that has the feel of a seaside holiday. The island of Enoshima is connected to the mainland by a bridge, from which you can see Mt. Fuji on a clear day.Continue reading “Enoshima: Island chill out on a budget”