Two Cameras and a Bucket List Travel the World with a Full-time Job! Sat, 30 Mar 2019 13:02:25 +0000 en-GB hourly 1 Cameras and a Bucket List 32 32 Road Tripping Through Scenic Italy Mon, 18 Feb 2019 07:00:30 +0000 Sunflowers

I was never a huge fan of road trips when I lived in Australia, mainly because they were so boring. Since living in Europe I have come to thoroughly enjoy road tripping. To start with, you can be driving along and without much fanfare you are in a whole other country. Secondly, Europe is so damn scenic and interesting. Thirdly, nowhere is that far compared to Australian standards. So this ... Read More ]]> 2
A Fascinating Trip To Jordan That Revealed So Many Surprises Mon, 11 Feb 2019 16:00:21 +0000 The Treasury, Petra

Jordan is a country that continued to surprise us in a positive way during our week-long visit. Many people expressed concern on the safety of travelling to such a country in the Middle East. Given its proximity and how volatile many of its neighbours are, this is an understandable reaction. However, let me start by saying that I never felt unsafe in Jordan. In fact, I have been more worried ... Read More ]]> 6
Is it Safe to Self Drive a Car in Jordan? Mon, 04 Feb 2019 11:00:09 +0000 A desert road in Jordan

Is it safe to self drive a car in Jordan? The answer is yes, yes and yes, 1000 times yes. I get it, this is the very same question we asked ourselves before even considering hiring a car in Jordan. But the truth is, after a week road tripping between Amman, Petra, Wadi Rum, the Dead Sea and back to Amman, I can say with confidence that driving around Jordan ... Read More ]]> 2
Introducing You To The Beautiful São Miguel, Azores Islands Mon, 28 Jan 2019 11:00:07 +0000 Views from Salto do Cavalo lookout, Sao Miguel

Have you ever heard of São Miguel or even the Azores Islands? Don’t worry, never had I until a few months ago. I was aimlessly scrolling through facebook and stumbled upon a post about wellness retreats in Europe that won’t break the bank. Immediately I clicked on the link thinking, “oh that sounds exactly like something I need to know about”. As it turns out Furnas Boutique Hotel on São Miguel, ... Read More ]]> 6
Are You Considering A Destination Wedding? Mon, 21 Jan 2019 11:00:51 +0000 Wedding rings

Planning a destination wedding may seem like your worst nightmare but I’m here to tell you that it’s not that bad. You love to travel. You have your favourite cities that you may have visited numerous times. You’re on a high because the love of your life has just proposed to you, perhaps during one of your many travel adventures (as David did while we were in Leiden, Holland). Now ... Read More ]]> 9
A Very Spanish Christmas Mon, 14 Jan 2019 11:00:21 +0000 Tio

I originally wrote this post in 2016 but forgot to publish it so please read in retrospect. Despite the late publication, David and I wish you all a year filled with many wonderful travel experiences…. When you have a partner it is always tricky trying to balance where you will celebrate Christmas each year. Since I am from Australia and we live in Germany it is a lot quicker, easier ... Read More ]]> 0
Simple Ideas On How To Create A Beautiful Travel-Themed Wedding Mon, 22 Oct 2018 03:17:26 +0000 Ceremony Table

There are so many decisions to make when you start planning a wedding and so many resources out there that actually make the decision harder rather than easier. It can feel overwhelming knowing where to start. My advice would be to start thinking about what sort of wedding you and your significant other would like. This may be determined by the season so perhaps picking a possible date or at ... Read More ]]> 4
The Ultimate Survival Guide to the Pintxo Bar Hopping Experience in San Sebastián Tue, 11 Sep 2018 18:38:56 +0000 Pintxos in San Sebastian

You might have already heard of San Sebastián or maybe you have heard of Donostia, as they call it in Basque. However, perhaps you were not sure where it is exactly. In this case, go grab a map of Spain, draw a line between Bilbao and Bayonne (France) along the North Atlantic coast and there it is, hanging at barely 20km from the Spanish-French border. San Sebastián is best known ... Read More ]]> 0
Maldives, a beautiful country that allows you to relax and forget Mon, 27 Aug 2018 18:18:47 +0000

What I miss most about the Maldives is the sound of the water gently splashing against the steps that led down from the deck of our over the water villa, to the lagoon reef. Normally I was watching the sun set or rise. I miss sitting on the same deck, with my legs dangling over the side, spotting fish as they swam by. I miss the genuinely happy, cheerful Maldivian, ... Read More ]]> 10
How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Bath Sun, 17 Dec 2017 19:42:25 +0000 Bath

With this new post of our series “How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In…” we want to tempt you with an opulent weekend in Bath, England! I consider myself a seasoned traveller but few English towns have positively impacted me as much as Bath and its surroundings did (except for Oxford). And apparently, Bath has been a place of inspiration for some time now. Even the romantic 1800s novelist Jane ... Read More ]]> 26
Erice, a Secluded Piece of Heaven Under the Sicilian Sky Mon, 20 Nov 2017 20:10:52 +0000 Walking Erice

More often than not, when on the road we like to search for that hidden gem that will make the trip an unforgettable experience. Sometimes we just explore the area and take our chances; sometimes we take a map and plan ahead. And that’s how we found Erice while wandering around Sicily, hidden in the west corner of the island, on a hilltop by the sea in the outskirts of ... Read More ]]> 7
Exploring the Beauty of the Rioja Wine Region in Spain Sun, 05 Nov 2017 11:00:12 +0000 Rioja

It is very noticeable as soon as you are in Rioja country. The lush, green rolling hills of the Basque Country are left behind and the land almost instantaneously becomes dry and brown, dotted with the lush green vines of grapes. Driving on the winding roads that are one lane each way with the odd one-way bridge is your entrance to this famous Spanish wine region. There is a serenity ... Read More ]]> 15
How to Rediscover Munich with TripScout Sun, 15 Oct 2017 12:47:50 +0000 Munich

When it comes to city touring, we are more of the improvising explorer type and less of the  planning ahead type. Nothing can beat the thrill of discovering places that have been under your radar even in your own town and that’s where TripScout comes into the game. After five years of living the expat life in Munich (Germany) we often feel we still haven’t seen enough of the city ... Read More ]]> 6
The Smarter Way To Visit Venice Sun, 17 Sep 2017 17:11:04 +0000 Grand canal Venice Italy

Everyone knows of Venice whether they have visited or not. Everyone knows that it is a city built on water creating a labyrinth of canals, a city without roads or cars. A unique city, like no other in the world.  For this reason, a city that attracts tourists from around the world all year round. Some people shy away from tourist attractions because they want to travel “off the beaten track”, ... Read More ]]> 5
Your Guide to High Tea Around the World Tue, 06 Sep 2016 06:00:59 +0000 High tea hall

I have been a big fan of high tea for some time now. I don't know what it is that I like so much. Maybe it is the delicious, miniature morsels of food that you get that are comprised of both savoury and sweet delicacies. Maybe it is the fact that I normally choose the champagne option. I'm not a massive fan of tea so that's certainly not what draws me to high tea, ironic I know. Perhaps it's the atmosphere of each of the places, normally classy, in beautiful locations and/ or with magnificent views. The whole experience is just so civil and lovely. Everyone is always happy at high tea. ]]> 2
The Time we Tried to Leave Camagüey, Cuba Tue, 30 Aug 2016 05:11:48 +0000 Camagüey

Every trip seems to have an incident that doesn’t quite go to plan, sometimes minor and sometimes catastrophic. Our trip to Santiago de Cuba from Camagüey was our “adventure” that didn’t quite work out. We headed to the bus station of Camagüey an hour before our departure. Our taxi took us without incident. We checked in with Viazul easily. All we had to do was wait and wait and wait…. ... Read More ]]> 0
Meet the People of Cuba, A Photo Essay Tue, 23 Aug 2016 05:00:43 +0000 Cuba

One of the best things about traveling is meeting the locals and getting to know more about their lives and culture. After all, apart from the scenery and sights, isn’t this why most of us travel? During our trip to Cuba we really felt like we got to meet some great locals, whether it was a bici taxi driver or a casa owner (read more about staying in casas particulares here). ... Read More ]]> 2
Why You Should Choose to Stay in Casas Particulares in Cuba Tue, 16 Aug 2016 06:30:08 +0000 Viñales

When planning any trip the most important thing to consider is your accommodation, apart from how you are going to get there of course. In Cuba it is even more crucial since there is not as much information available on the big wide web in terms of reviews and recommendations or even booking sites as there are for more well-travelled countries. Don’t worry, we are here to help you. Casas ... Read More ]]> 1
21 Days in Cuba, In Search of the Perfect Mojito Mon, 08 Aug 2016 07:00:23 +0000 La Habana

After 21 days of travelling and 21 mojitos being drunk (give or take), discounting all the beer and other rum based cocktails we drank, we are here to tell you all about our off-the-grid Cuban adventure. We had read various views about this Caribbean Island and had gained insights from friends who had recently visited. Opinions ranged from it being too expensive, constantly being ripped off and bland food, to ... Read More ]]> 4
How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Leiden Thu, 28 Jul 2016 07:00:01 +0000 Leiden

For most, a visit to the Netherlands boils down to a short stay in Amsterdam, strolling along the many canals of the city and enjoying its endless red and green pleasures, if you know what I mean. If that’s not enough for you, you’ll be very happy to know that Holland is far more than that and with this new post of our series “How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend ... Read More ]]> 2
7 Alternative Ways to Inspire Your Travel Photography Tue, 21 Jun 2016 05:30:23 +0000 7 Alternative Ways To Inspire YourTravel Photography

Once you have learnt the basics about photography it is very easy to get in a routine in terms of what you photograph and how you photograph it, particularly when you are travelling. While travelling we are trying to capture a moment, the people, the culture, the landscape,… and we sometimes forget to try new approaches or ideas. This post aims to inspire you to try something different next time you ... Read More ]]> 23
How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Oxford Wed, 08 Jun 2016 07:00:55 +0000 Oxford

Most people have heard of Oxford even if they haven’t been there. Best known around the world as having one of the oldest and most prestigious universities in the world. In more recent times it is possibly more well-known for some of the Harry Potter filming locations. Regardless of why or how you know about Oxford, I can assure you that there is more than you realise to this Oxfordshire town. ... Read More ]]> 0
11 Embarrassing Questions From Our First Year Of Blogging [ANSWERED] Wed, 25 May 2016 07:00:03 +0000 blogging

We don’t post about general blogging very often here but after a full year since we started Two Cameras and a Bucket List we thought we would share with you what we learned in the process that took us from rookie bloggers to… a bit less rookie. Nobody said blogging is easy. You know that and we knew it when we started back in April 2015 due to our passions ... Read More ]]> 7
Scouting For Street Art In London Tue, 03 May 2016 07:30:59 +0000 Scouting for Street Art in London

If you’re reading this, chances are you love travelling and you don’t really like or even hate visiting those popular tourist attractions that everybody can find in the traditional travel books, let alone following that characterless tourist tour around town. If this is you and you are planning your next trip to London, you’ll love it here. London is a fascinating city with a lot to see. If you are ... Read More ]]> 6
Have you ever been on a life changing trip? Wed, 27 Apr 2016 07:00:35 +0000

I had heard horror stories a number of times of people sponsoring orphanages and when they went to visit the organisation they found it in disrepair or that the money was getting into the wrong hands and so on. It’s not that I never wanted to help those less fortunate, I’d never encountered an organisation that really struck a chord with me, that allowed me to see directly where sponsor’s ... Read More ]]> 8
Do You Really Know What Spanish Tapas Are? Tue, 05 Apr 2016 07:00:00 +0000 Spanish Tapas

I think you will agree with me when I say that trying dishes of other countries is another way of exploring the world, a way of traveling and expanding your mind that you can enjoy even without leaving your own town if you wish. I’m quite a foodie myself and I love learning all sorts of stuff about the everyday life of a culture by getting a bit adventurous when ... Read More ]]> 4
The One When I Survived Huayna Picchu Thu, 10 Mar 2016 08:00:53 +0000 Peruvian Andes

For most of us the Inca Trail ends in Machu Picchu with a well deserved rest. After 4 to 7 nights in the Andes wandering up and down through the cloud forest and impossible mountain passes, walking by and through a myriad of ancient Inca settlements, fortresses and agricultural terraces, any thought in your mind will surely involve a long hot shower and a good sleep in a proper bed. ... Read More ]]> 6
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, a Dream Come True Wed, 02 Mar 2016 08:00:19 +0000 Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Ever since I watched Gorillas in the Mist as a teenager I dreamt of going gorilla trekking. Coming face to face with the gorillas was something that fascinated me and filled me with anticipation. If someone told me that I could only ever go on one trip during my life I would without a doubt nominate gorilla trekking in Africa. While living in Australia I had researched trips to Africa ... Read More ]]> 2
Have You Ever Been On A Trip Where Everything Goes Wrong? Tue, 23 Feb 2016 08:00:04 +0000 Trip gone wrong

Have you ever had one of those trips where everything went wrong? Where one thing after another didn’t go to plan? For me it was my trip to Nepal and India in 2010, a truly disastrous trip I took when I was a solo traveller before meeting David, and unfortunately it tainted my memories of what was a one of a kind experience. I had been looking forward to visiting Nepal ... Read More ]]> 1
What You Can Do Today to Protect your Blog Pictures Mon, 08 Feb 2016 08:00:39 +0000 Protect pictures

As bloggers, none of us like seeing our own pictures snatched and used somewhere else without our consent, that’s a fact. Unfortunately digital plagiarism happens nowadays. However, to some extent having your own photographs copied and shared on other sites is a good thing when you can keep the authorship.  In this post I’ll go over 10 tips I find useful to protect our blog pictures or at least to allow us to our benefit in ... Read More ]]> 2
Here’s How We Visited the Mysterious Nazca Lines and How You Can too Wed, 27 Jan 2016 08:00:16 +0000 How We Visited the Mysterious Nazca Lines

I’ve always been quite a sceptic when it comes to interpreting what I see during my travels but I have to admit I failed to keep my cool when I saw the Nazca Lines for the first time. I consider myself a seasoned traveller and for some time I thought everything in the world was discovered and understood. After all, Mr. Google knows everything, right? Well, that was until we visited the ... Read More ]]> 3
Who wants a Sensational Summer Day Trip from Sydney? Wed, 20 Jan 2016 08:00:33 +0000 A sensational Summer day trip from Sydney

I’ll be honest with you, in Summer it’s hard to go wrong with any beach area of Sydney though maybe I am biased since I am from here. You’ll find golden sands and crystal blue waters from Palm Beach in the north to the famous Manly and Bondi beaches within reach of the city centre and down to Cronulla in the south, ideal for a gorgeous Summer day trip from ... Read More ]]> 0
How to Spend an Unforgettable Weekend in Paris Wed, 13 Jan 2016 08:00:01 +0000 Paris

Let’s say you and your partner have one of those special occasions coming up, one of those occasions when you could end up sleeping on the couch for a month or two if you happen to miss it, you know what I mean, right? Let’s also say you want to surprise her/him in style and make it romantically unforgettable (maybe to get some extra points for when you actually miss, say, ... Read More ]]> 6
Morocco, a country full of so many surprises Thu, 07 Jan 2016 08:00:50 +0000

Morocco will always be one of my favourite places that I have had the pleasure of visiting. I don’t know if it is because I went there with no expectations or that it was the first non-western country I visited and hearing the regular call to prayer (which I quickly grew accustomed to and enjoyed the familiarity of, well maybe not the one at dawn while I was sleeping) or ... Read More ]]> 2
We have a confession to make… Tue, 15 Dec 2015 09:57:03 +0000

Ok, let’s be straight open right here. This one is for all of us photographers out there. We know most of you carry at least one camera around all day (thanks a lot, smartphone!) and like to snap away here and there: To keep your memories, this is to send to that aunt who complains when she doesn’t hear from you for a day or two. For fun on social media, aka to increase your ... Read More ]]> 3
An insider’s guide to Munich’s Christmas Markets Wed, 09 Dec 2015 14:02:33 +0000 An insiders guide to Munich's Christmas Markets

Updated January 2019 I love Christmas markets! I always look forward to the Christmas market season. The weather has turned cold by the time the markets start so everyone is rugged up against the chilly winter air, and it is sometimes even snowing (unfortunately not yet this year ?). Family and friends seem to make the extra effort to meet up after work or on the weekend or while out ... Read More ]]> 3
Why we are delighted we visited Heidelberg and why you will be too Tue, 01 Dec 2015 06:00:22 +0000 How to visit Heidelberg in a day

During my university years in Barcelona (a long, long, long time ago) I used to spend most of my time among books when I was not sleeping. Probably that’s why I enjoyed Heidelberg so much during our whirlwind tour around southern Germany. You will see why. In 1878, the author Mark Twain arrived in Heidelberg (originally named Heidelbeerenberg, or Huckleberry Mountain in English) by raft along the river Neckar during a trip around ... Read More ]]> 0
Travelling off the beaten path to Georgia (the Eastern European country) Wed, 25 Nov 2015 09:00:27 +0000

I had never even contemplated going to Georgia until I met a guy at a conference who was working in Azerbaijan at the time and couldn’t stop talking about how much he loved Georgia. He was a part-time photographer and showed me some beautiful pictures of various parts of the country. That was it, I was going to Georgia! Not long after moving to Munich I had a casual talk with ... Read More ]]> 6
Why we loved Rothenburg ob der Tauber and can’t wait to go back Tue, 17 Nov 2015 08:00:09 +0000

Rothenburg ob der Tauber, meaning above the Tauber river, has long been on my bucket list, ever since I bought my Germany Lonely Planet not long after I found out I was moving here. Since living in Germany I have met a few people who have visited Rothenburg ob der Tauber and said that it is a pretty town but over-crowded with tourists. Despite this we decided to see it ... Read More ]]> 5
An Overview of our Whirlwind Tour of Southern Germany in a Week Thu, 12 Nov 2015 08:00:56 +0000

I have been living in Munich for more than three years and up until now have only visited Starnberger See, thanks to work, Garmisch Partenkirchen to go skiing and Augsburg and Neuschwanstein which were part of school trips. Since I had my one week autumn break David and I were looking for a cheaper option for our holiday, this is when we came up with the idea of seeing a ... Read More ]]> 5
How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world Fri, 06 Nov 2015 08:00:00 +0000 How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world

I love reading so many of the travel blogs out there. I get incredibly envious of the 20-something year old backpackers that are living footloose and fancy free, backpacking their way around the world, not having a set itinerary or any limit on their time. I wish I had been courageous enough in my twenties to do the same thing. In the beginning… When I was 18 I went back ... Read More ]]> 3
Gili Trawangan, a little slice of paradise Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:12:10 +0000 Gili Trawangan

We’ve all seen those postcard perfect photos on Instagram of dream-like deserted islands. Every time I see one of those pictures I start to drift off to fantasy land and picture myself lying by the pool or on a golden sand beach with turquoise water with a cocktail close by and a good book. When you enjoy travelling, exploring new cultures and going on adventures, and try and do it ... Read More ]]> 0
How we went from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the harder and more adventurous way Wed, 21 Oct 2015 07:00:00 +0000 Bali to Gili

There are two types of trips: those that go completely according to the plan and those more interesting ones that leave room for improvisations. Also, there are two types of travelers: those who prefer their comfortable and planned schedule and those that enjoy the unexpected. What type are you? If you are more like the second type, more like us, you would have totally loooooved to join us for our ... Read More ]]> 5
The ups and downs of learning a new language Thu, 15 Oct 2015 07:00:32 +0000 The ups and downs of learning a new language

So I have a confession to make that I am not very proud of. I have been living in Germany for 7 years and am not fluent in German. The main problem is that my work is completely in English and I know enough people who are fluent who can help me out in desperate times. This is by no means an excuse but it certainly doesn’t force me to ... Read More ]]> 0
Bali Virgins Tue, 06 Oct 2015 07:00:00 +0000 Bali

This summer we decided to go to Bali and Gili Trawangan (aka Gili T.) for a week before going to Sydney, my home, for three weeks. We know we are a little behind the times when it comes to visiting Bali, especially for an Aussie, and we were sure one week would not be nearly enough time but we hoped we would be able to get a little taste of what Bali ... Read More ]]> 3
How to Survive Oktoberfest as a Gluten-Intolerant Mon, 28 Sep 2015 16:14:44 +0000 Oktoberfest

Imagine you’re all set up for your first genuine and worldwide famous Oktoberfest in Munich. Yeah, I know, there are more than 3000 Oktoberfest venues around the world, including Australia, USA, Canada and China among other countries. But the one in Munich is the original and you should definitely experience the real deal. So, you just booked your flight tickets to Munich (the one in Bavaria, Germany, not in North Dakota, USA), ... Read More ]]> 0
It’s Oktoberfest time again! More than just beer and partying. Sat, 19 Sep 2015 15:34:03 +0000 Oktoberfest

We have been living in Munich since 2012 and have visited Oktoberfest many times each year so we wanted to give you some tips, a bit of background knowledge and information about Oktoberfest that we have learnt since being here. Oktoberfest is so much more than drinking copious amounts of beer, though for some (particularly tourists) that is all Oktoberfest is about. Oktoberfest has a long-standing history in Bavaria (a ... Read More ]]> 5
Why you should take time out in your travel schedule to visit “home” Sun, 13 Sep 2015 12:00:05 +0000 Why you should take time out in your travel

Ok so we all visit our home towns to catch up with family and friends, that’s a given. No matter what the reason you may have left the city that you spent growing up in it is always good to go and explore it from time to time to give you perspective and help you appreciate what is good, bad or just different to where you currently call home. I ... Read More ]]> 0
Try not to fall in love with Australia (if you can!) Mon, 07 Sep 2015 06:10:35 +0000 Sydney Opera House

Right now we are just back from our last winter Australian trip to visit Michelle’s family and see a bit around along the west coast. For me it has been the first time I set foot in the big continent and I can already say with confidence that I’m officially in love with this country. “Why?” Let me tell you why and maybe at the end of this post you’ll be ... Read More ]]> 0
Top 10 essential tips to consider when planning a trip Sun, 30 Aug 2015 17:15:00 +0000

No matter how well you prepare for a trip it is inevitable that things will go wrong or not as planned probably about half the time. Some of these are unavoidable and out of your control, like weather and other natural causes and others may have been able to be avoided. Regardless, you will find ten tips, in no particular order, from us below of essential items tips to consider ... Read More ]]> 3