Cycling Chiang Mai: Discovering the Countryside On Two Wheels

Cycling 60km in the high heat and humidity of Northern Thailand in February may not seem like the greatest idea. Yet, exploring the countryside of Lamphun and Chiang Mai provinces by bike allowed me to discover a part of Thailand that few visitors get to see.

Prague: 8 Alternative Things to Do in the Czech Capital

Prague is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Europe. Hearing its name conjures images of strolling across Charles Bridge, exploring Prague Castle or drinking famous Czech beer. However, there is a lot more to this city than what you’ll find in the “Top 10” section of a guidebook.

Japan Food Guide: 15 Top Things To Try in Japan

Trying all the delicious Japanese food is a highlight of any trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. There are so many different local and regional specialities that there is always something new to taste and discover. So here’s my list of the best Japanese food to have on your next visit!

My Best Travel Moments of 2016

So after posting my review of 2016 a few days back, I’ve decided to also think about my 10 best travel moments of 2016. So here they are, in no particular order! See you in 2017

1. Making friends with a monkey #1 – Ouzoud Falls, Morocco

Morocco is a land of unique architecture, stunning natural beauty and sumptuous food.

Travel Lexx – 2016 In Review

Well, 2016 is almost over and it’s time to recap another 12 awesome months of travel. It was also my first full year of blogging as Travel Lexx and I’ve had an absolute blast along the way!

So, here are my highlights of 2016!

Walking the Nakasendo: Magome to Tsumago Hike

Walking a part of the ancient Nakasendo Way was one of the must-dos on my trip to Japan. While hiking may not immediately spring to mind when coming up with an ultimate Japan bucket  list, I could not miss the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of shogun and samurai.

Walking the Nakasendo: Magome and the Stone Pavement of Ochiai

The Nakasendo Way is hardly a secret (it’s listed in the top 25 things to do in Japan by Lonely Planet), yet it doesn’t feature on many first-time visitors’ itineraries. If, like me, you love being active and want to get a taste of rural Japan, a visit to Magome, one of Nakasendo’s prettiest spots, should be near the top of your list.

Nara Day Trip: Top Things To Do in Japan’s Ancient Capital

The messenger of the Gods paused, looked up and proceeded to headbutt a small child who fell to the ground in shock, tears running down her face. It definitely wasn’t the type of behaviour I expected from a divine being! Except, of course this wasn’t a case of extreme child abuse – Nara’s so-called messengers of the Gods are…deer!

11 Essential Tips for First Time Visitors to Japan

Japan frequently appears on many travellers’ bucket lists. It’s a country rich in history, tradition and natural beauty. Arriving in Japan for the first time can be a little overwhelming – a different language, culture and a LOT of people. To help anyone planning their trip I’ve put together some essential tips for first time visitors to Japan from my recent travels.

Giveaway! Visit The Adventure Travel Show With Travel Lexx

As some of you know, I love travel shows. They are a great way to get travel inspiration, learn about a dream destination and even bag yourself a special deal. This year, I have partnered with The Adventure Travel Show for an exclusive ticket offer to the readers of the blog.