Beautiful Boracay

After finding a good last-minute deal online for hotel+flights, I headed off to the island of Boracay in the Philippines for a long weekend. I have to admit, I’d never even heard of the place until a friend informed me that it was one of the most beautiful places they had ever visited and I…

Rainy day in Kamakura

Even in the rain, the nearby town of Kamakura makes for a great escape from Tokyo. Just under an hour away by train, this town is known for its impressive array of temples and more laid-back rural feel. From Kamakura station, I took the rather quaint Enoshima Electric Tram to Hase station to start temple-hopping.…

Aloha Honolulu

Now I understand why Hawaiian people always seem so happy – with beaches and food and shopping like they have, what’s not to smile about?! A long weekend in Honolulu was a fantastic introduction to the ways of island life on Oahu. After taking the overnight flight from Haneda, I rented a car and headed…

Here we go!

Welcome to Hollydays! With all the gallivanting I’ve been doing recently, I figured I should start writing it down somewhere so that I can keep track of what I’ve seen and share all the tips and tricks I’ve learnt along the way. A little introduction: I’m Holly, I’m 25, from Edinburgh in Scotland and I’ve…