One Week in Kerala - India

One Week in Kerala, India

The icons of the north like the Taj Mahal in the Golden Triangle attract most first time visitors to India. Clearly onto a good thing, Kerala is where many Indians choose to take their holidays. They’re attracted by the tropical ...
Expat Getaways - One Day in Stone Town, Zanzibar, Tanzania.

One Day in Stone Town, Zanzibar – Tanzania

When I think of Zanzibar I think of white sand beaches, turquoise waters and relaxing. There is so much more than kicking back with a cocktail on this African spice island. No trip is complete without exploring the maze like ...
Expat Getaways, 7 Practical Ways to be a More Responsible Traveller.

7 Practical Ways to be a Responsible Traveller

I love to travel, but there is a cost. Not financial, but to the communities that we visit. This is where you need to think about being a responsible traveller.  There is no doubt that tourism can bring economic benefits ...
Expat Getaways, First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide.

First Time Hong Kong Survival Guide

Hong Kong is my adopted home. I love it here! It’s a thriving metropolis with 7.3 million people crammed into high-rises as far as the eye can see. It is fast paced, hectic and often overwhelming for the first time ...


Hi, I’m Jess and I am a tour guide living and working in Hong Kong. Travelling the world whenever I can...

Expat Getaways is a travel blog full of itineraries for trips that we have taken from our base here in Hong Kong and travel hacks to make your trip easier.

This blog has been written with busy expats in mind. So many of my friends work the Monday to Friday grind and want to make the most of all the of long weekends on offer in Asia, but struggle to find the time to plan trips away. At Expat Getaways I’ve done that for you.

It’s a trip that I’ve tried and tested, plus what I would do differently if I had the chance again.

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