Elephants coming to the dam for a drink

Why beautiful South Africa should be on your bucket list

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

If you have ever dreamed of visiting Africa, beautiful South Africa should be on your bucket list! Naturally, safaris are the biggest drawcard but it really has something for everyone. Cape Town has a lovely relaxed, cosmopolitan vibe filled with compelling history, great beaches, world class restaurants and the iconic Table Mountain. The Winelands produce some of the best wine in the world and is the gastronomic capital of South … Read More

Sunflowers

Road Tripping Through Scenic Italy

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

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

The Treasury, Petra

A Fascinating Trip To Jordan That Revealed So Many Surprises

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

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

A desert road in Jordan

Is it Safe to Self Drive a Car in Jordan?

Written by David / Photos by Michelle, David and Robert

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

Views from Salto do Cavalo lookout, Sao Miguel

Introducing You To The Beautiful São Miguel, Azores Islands

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

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

Wedding rings

Are You Considering A Destination Wedding?

Written by Michelle / Photos by Basilico Studio

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

Tio

A Very Spanish Christmas

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle

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

Ceremony Table

Simple Ideas On How To Create A Beautiful Travel-Themed Wedding

Written by Michelle / Photos by Basilico Studio and David

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

Pintxos in San Sebastian

The Ultimate Survival Guide to the Pintxo Bar Hopping Experience in San Sebastián

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

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

Maldives, a beautiful country that allows you to relax and forget

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle and David

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

Bath

How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Bath

Written by David / Pictures by Michelle & David

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

Walking Erice

Erice, a Secluded Piece of Heaven Under the Sicilian Sky

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

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

Rioja

Exploring the Beauty of the Rioja Wine Region in Spain

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle and David

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

Munich

How to Rediscover Munich with TripScout

Written by David, pictures by David and Michelle

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.

Grand canal Venice Italy

The Smarter Way To Visit Venice

Written by Michelle/ Photos by Michelle and David

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

High tea hall

Your Guide to High Tea Around the World

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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.

Camagüey

The Time we Tried to Leave Camagüey, Cuba

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

Cuba

Meet the People of Cuba, A Photo Essay

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

Viñales

Why You Should Choose to Stay in Casas Particulares in Cuba

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

La Habana

21 Days in Cuba, In Search of the Perfect Mojito

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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