Hello! We’re Sarah and Eric – the travel couple behind Chopsticks on the Loose. We've been travelling since 2015 and just can't seem to stop. So we gave in to our passion, continued on this crazy journey and became travel content creators.

Through this blog we will document our journey, share our travel and photography tips, and hopefully inspire you to follow your travel dreams.



Girl at the top of Mt Fuji

Guide to Climbing Mt Fuji

What to pack, how long, what’s the cost, and everything else you need to know before climbing Mt Fuji. Standing at 3,776 metres tall (12,389ft), Mt Fuji is Japan’s tallest and most iconic mountain. Its beautiful symmetrical shape is revered by people from all over the globe, many of which set their eyes on summiting the mountain. To Shinto practitioners, Mt Fuji is a holy site and climbing the mountain is seen as a...

HOTEL THE FLAG: comfort in the heart of Osaka

We flew into Osaka tired, weary and exhausted after our 12-day road trip around Hokkaido; luckily HOTEL THE FLAG Shinsaibashi was just the accommodation we needed to rest up before setting out to explore the city. Read on to find out about our stay… Disclaimer: Our time at HOTEL THE FLAG was sponsored but all words and comments in this post are our own. Location What initially drew us to stay with HOTEL THE...

On The Marks Kawasaki: Hostel and Hotel

On The Marks Kawasaki offers everything we look for in a hotel: clean, comfort, security and location – while providing the social experience of a hostel. This lodging is blurring the lines between a hostel and hotel – and we like it. Read on to find out more about our stay. Disclaimer: Our time at On The Marks Kawasaki was sponsored but all words and comments in this post are our own. Location We...

Emblem Hostel exterior

Emblem Hostel Nishiarai: a hostel for travellers to meet travellers

We take a step out of central Tokyo to stay in Emblem Hostel Nishiarai, a hostel we believe to be perfect for travellers to meet like-minded travellers. Disclaimer: we were invited to stay at Emblem Hostel Nishiarai during our visit to Tokyo but all words and comments in this post are our own. Location Emblem Hostel Nishiarai is located in the northern part of Tokyo city with its closest train station being Nishiarai station...

Sunrise over Hong Kong Victoria Harbour

Life updates for 2018

We’ve made some huge changes over the last few months and now that the dust has begun to settle, we’re ready to tell you guys all about our life updates for 2018. Bye bye Hong Kong As some of you may already know, we’ve departed from Hong Kong – a city we’ve called home for the past two and a half years. We originally only planned to stay for a year but ended up...

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