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2018 Hokkaido Winter Tour

Far to the north of Japan’s glittering metropolitan capital Tokyo is the northernmost island in the Japanese archipelago: Hokkaido. Characterized by its vast wilderness and breathtaking natural beauty, it is often referred to as ‘Japan’s wild frontier’. Exploring the island is a singularly profound experience at any time of year, but Hokkaido is undoubtedly at its most enchanting during Winter.

Due to its northerly locale, Winter in Hokkaido is very different from the rest of …

Secrets of the Cape

Spend 10 days in the beautiful ‘Mother City’ of Cape Town, exploring the sights and wildlife of the Peninsula, and some surprises further afield.

Settle into your hotel, then set out along Millionaire’s Paradise, the road known for some of South Africa’s most glamorous and impressive homes. The route takes you to Hout Bay, from which you can go in for a closer look at Seal Island if you wish. Take in the views of …

10 Handy Luggage Tips to Make Sure You Don’t Arrive Empty-Handed

Lately I’ve had a lot of bad luck with my luggage while traveling on long-haul flights. My bags were delayed three trips in a row – reaching my destination only 1 to 3 days after I had arrived. After these three consecutive luggage mishaps, I was confident the airlines could not mess up a fourth time.

They didn’t – but my bout of bad luck did not end with that fourth flight. Arriving at Paris …