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...

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Dec 14, 2017 , Bolivia

How to enjoy the amazing Bolivia Salt Flats in 24 Hours

One of the most amazing places I went to with Y and R this year had to be the Bolivia Salt Flats - in September, as part of a Y's big birthday. Bolivia was one of the 2 new countries - the other being Peru, that we visited over a...

Aug 7, 2014 , Kenya

Cottar’s 1920s Safari Camp, Maasai Mara

After leaving Lewa, we continued our journey in a small propeller plane to Maasai Mara (or Masai Mara). Upon arrival, we met our guide Ken Kinoti, a really friendly jovial guy. Once he introduced himself to us, and helped us with the luggage on board, we were each given a Cottars...

Nov 15, 2016 , Japan

Tenzushi Kyomachi Sushi

After a whirlwind 4 days exploring Western Saga, we did something rather radical. As Y and I was so curious about this sushi place called Tenzushi Kyomachi (named after the chef) located in the fishing town of Kokura in the area of Kitakyushu, we decided to drive around 2 hours plus...

Jan 30, 2015 , Switzerland

Zermatt skiing

Zermatt skiing is very popular with many given it's the highest resort, with sure guaranteed snow, and one of the few or only places in the world where you can even do summer skiing! Even when we were there, and the whole of Europe barely snowed for the month of December, Zermatt...