Life is in the detail

When in Japan eat like the locals by slurping your noodles, not worrying about the noise. The slurping indicates the food is delicious and cools the noodles down for eating.

Lucy S - Original Traveller


Lucy Smith

Original Travel Expert

I have extensive travel experience throughout Australasia, North America and Japan.

My travels


Travel Things I Want To Do Before I Die

  • Stay in an over water bungalow in the Maldives
  • Explore the wonders of the Kimberley region, in my home state of Western Australia
  • See the Terracotta Warriors in China
  • Spot the Big Five on a safari somewhere in Africa

Best Moments

  • Dressing up as a maiko (apprentice geisha) and walking the streets of Kyoto whilst doing a home stay in Japan
  • Relaxing in the Blue Lagoon in Iceland
  • Hiking in Yosemite National Park
  • Snorkeling with turtles off coast of the Gili Islands in Bali
  • Helicopter ride from Las Vegas to land in the Grand Canyon

Toughest Travel Moment

  • Not a great turmoil, but losing our hire car keys on the beach in Monaco and stressing that we would need to pay the huge cost to get the car towed back to France. Thankfully this is probably the only country in the world where your car won't get stolen - considering the company its parked inbetween - especially when your friend actually left it unlocked with the keys in the ignition!

Weirdest Travel Moment

  • Singing with the locals in Japanese karaoke bars

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