Not your average carebear. I am a Love-A-Lot Care Bear who lives to travel and eat. MEET LOVEY LOI My blog is all about hidden gems and unique travel experiences. My philosophy is I don't write about it if I don't like it. Visiting majestic waterfalls, volcanos and steaming hot spring all in a day (Dec 2017) AKUREYRI ICELAND – AMAZING SIGHTS FROM GAME OF THRONES SUNFLOWERS IN PROVENCE Finding sunflowers in Provence (July 2015) Dining finally at the World's No. 1 Restaurant pop up in Tokyo (Feb 2015) NOMA TOKYO WHITEPOD RESORT SWITZERLAND Going glamping in eco-resort Whitepod Resort Switzerland (Dec 2014) The most amazing, luxurious ryokan getaway (21 - 23 Sep 2014) TAKEFUE RYOKAN, KYUSHU SAFARI IN MASAI MARA Unforgettable journey in Masai Mara (June 2014) Stay at Le Chardon Mountain Lodges (Dec 2013) MY FIRST TIME SKI TRIP TO VAL D'ISERE I dream of retiring here (Apr 2013) LAKE COMO, ITALY - SIMPLY BREATHTAKING

Latest Travels

Oct 25, 2019 , Japan

My Japanese ryokan hopping adventure 2018-2019 – 7 Ryokans in 3 months

It's been a whirlwind 2019 and I do apologise to my readers for the long radio silence. It's been a mad year of renovating and moving house which can be terribly intense. I am back in action again! Many of my fans often ask me what I look for or...

Jul 22, 2019 , Italy

Exploring South Puglia in summer

If you are looking for an off-the-beaten-track, wallet friendly, and not swamped-with-tourists destination in Italy, I think Puglia is the answer. For summer last year, I headed out to Puglia for Summer Part 2 (first part being my hot but enjoyable trip to Karuizawa), joining my travelling buddies from Hong...

Nov 2, 2018 , Japan

Best way to experience Karuizawa

Karuizawa is a beautiful upmarket mountain resort located in the Nagano Prefecture. It's definitely not a cheap place compared to some other countryside areas, and has developed as a popular place for many Japanese to visit especially during Summer, with many affluent ones owning a second home here. I aptly call it...

Oct 23, 2018 , Japan

Best of Kusatsu Onsen

For my summer getaway this year, I did almost the unthinkable of visiting Japan in July! Unthinkable because it's the summer season then, and all I could say was my furry paws and body was just sweating profusely in the hot humid weather years ago when I went to my...

Featured Activities

Jun 1, 2016 , Japan

Nambaratei, the best Oyako Don in Tsukiji Market

Whether or not you like Oyako don, you have to come and visit this little mom-and-pop shop in Tsukiji Market – Nambaratei 南ばら亭. It was by chance we found this tiny shop after the other Oyako don shop that I had attempted to find in Tsukiji fell to futile attempts...

Jun 14, 2018 , Peru

Cusco and Sacred Valley Travel

In my final post on my amazing trip to Peru last year with R & Y, I will delve into the best sights to visit while in Cusco and Sacred Valley. These 2 destinations are a natural place to stop by if you are going to Machu Picchu. We chose...

Feb 9, 2017 , Sweden

Stockholm Best Restaurants and Cafes

In late November last year, Y and I finally concluded the year completing some new destinations in our bucket list of places to visit. It was a Nordic centric trip with gal pals - GS and AL, centering around visiting cities from Stockholm to Tromso, Norway and Iceland - the...

Jul 25, 2013 , Hong Kong

Casual eats Hong Kong

Lounging around in YW and AL's apartment where we stayed. So comfy! Hong Kong is one of my favourite Asian cities, I have been here numerous times, as R used to work here for a few years and he still comes back here to meet with some of his clients,...