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

Sep 14, 2015 , France

Fendi Haute Fourrure Collection Preview

After admiring the breathtaking fur coats at the Fendi Haute Fourrure defile at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, Y was invited for an exclusive preview two days later to 9 Avenue Hoche. A beautiful space in this Haussmann style building had been specially converted to host the exquisite Fendi Haute Fourrure collection where customers...

May 9, 2014 , France

Paris eats – new discoveries in Spring

Escaping to Paris from London is always so easy, in 2 hours and 15 mins, I get from being in one my favourite cities to another, totally love the convenience London has with the rest of Europe. We headed up just for the weekend from Sat-Mon with MC and LL...

Apr 13, 2018 , Bolivia

Best of Bolivia – the must sees in Bolivia for first timers

In my follow up post from last year's feature on my top few wanderlust locations - the Uyuni Salt Flats in Bolivia, I find it an absolute must to let you all know the Best of Bolivia if you are visiting this exotic country for the first time, given it's not...

Sep 2, 2016 , Italy

Milan Best Eats during Milan Design Week 2016

We - that is myself with good ol' Y and R finally arrived in Milan as the final leg in our Italy trip for some real business- that is walking till we drop during the annual Milan Design Week, or otherwise known as Salone Del Mobile, which happens during early...