Jessica Esa

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7 of the World’s Most Epic Train Journeys

Plane travel is often more stressful than it’s worth, particularly if you’re someone like me who panics from take off to touch down. But occasionally, the chance to take an epic train journey arises. When it does, let me tell you: it is so, so worth it.  What you lose in speed, you make up […]

41 of the Best Things to Do in China

It’s hard to believe that you can get up close and personal with these magnificent endangered creatures, but in Chengdu, a city located in Sichuan province, you can do just that. Native to just three provinces within China, the creatures are kept in a space as close to their natural habitat as possible and are […]

Road Trip Iceland: Our Top 4 Routes and Itineraries

Welcome to Iceland, where the rugged and natural beauty can be found in icy blue waterfalls, black beaches, massive volcanos, and sparkling northern lights. Unlike other spots around the world, Iceland’s wild (and relatively untouched) landscape demands to be conquered slowly, carefully, and on its own terms. Road tripping across Iceland is undisputedly the best […]

The Complete Guide to Korean Street Food

The smell of Korean street food hits you moment you escape the high rises and wander down to the markets, side streets, subway stations, and universities. Korea’s street vendor culture dates back over 600 years to the Joseon dynasty (1392-1910) where cooked food was sold at neighbourhood markets for hungry locals. Today, Korea’s street food […]

Iceland on a Budget: 7 Ways to Eat & Drink on the Cheap

It’s no secret that Iceland is an incredibly expensive country to travel to; it’s actually the 4th most expensive country in the world based on consumer price indexes, and a lot of that is due to those sky-high food costs. The average meal can be anywhere between $20-$40 per person and a coffee can set […]

44 of the Best Things To Do in Japan

Japan: one of the most fruitful (and beautiful) nations on Earth. While other travel destinations may have just a single city, mountain, museum, castle, or cuisine to draw travellers and tourists in, this island nation has it all. Plus some. There’s seriously no end to what Japan has to offer, and it’s possibly the only country […]

Japan’s Best Cherry Blossom Festivals for 2019

Cherry blossom season, also known as the sakura or hanami flower-watching season, brings life and magic to Japan each spring. Admiring the flowers’ fleeting beauty is a practice that dates back over a thousand years. The small, delicate pink sakura and ume plum blossoms flower at different times throughout the season. The massive bloom starts […]

The Ultimate Guide to Chinese New Year 2019

Ready to celebrate the Year of the Pig? Here’s your guide to the biggest Chinese New Year 2019 celebrations. Chinese New Year (also known as Lunar New Year and Spring Festival) means a lot of different things to folks across the globe, but one thing holds true no matter where you’re from: the new year […]