Where to Get the Best Sake Sips

Traditionally drank in a small cup called a sakazuki, sake is a popular drink of choice in most bars or restaurants and often used throughout the year for important celebrations like that of Hanami. This is a short window of about 3 or 4 weeks when Japan is covered in flowering cherry blossoms. During this time, locals are encouraged to take a day of “hanai” and sit beneath a cherry tree drinking sake with friends. What a life!

Japanese Grilled Skewers 4 Ways

Japanese grilled skewers (Yakitori) are traditionally cooked over a charcoal fire and are primarily chicken, but these skewers can be put together with any ingredients to your liking - so here's four ways (plus a sneaky "non-skewered" recipe).

Gear Up for Bluesfest 2018

Held annually on the Easter long weekend, 2018 will see the 29th Bluesfest roll back into its birth place and hometown of Byron Bay from Thursday, March 29 to Monday, April 2. Tickets are on sale, but selling out fast, so be sure you don’t miss out on their amazing 2018 line-up!

Bring it on in Byron - 9 Places to Eat during Bluesfest

Whether paddling out for an early morning surf, or refining your yoga techniques at a local workshop, Byron’s appeal seems timeless. Tourist numbers swell during Easter when the annual Bluesfest takes over the town and those attending are spoilt for appetite choice with many excellent restaurants to sample for before or after music dining.