Grand canal Venice Italy

The Smarter Way To Visit Venice

14 minutes

Written by Michelle/ Photos by Michelle and David

14 minutes

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

13 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

13 minutes

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

7 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

7 minutes

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

7 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

7 minutes

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

14 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

14 minutes

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

15 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

15 minutes

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

Leiden

How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Leiden

13 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

13 minutes

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

7 Alternative Ways To Inspire YourTravel Photography

7 Alternative Ways to Inspire Your Travel Photography

9 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

9 minutes

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

Oxford

How To Spend An Unforgettable Weekend In Oxford

12 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

12 minutes

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

blogging

11 Embarrassing Questions From Our First Year Of Blogging [ANSWERED]

18 minutes

Written by David

18 minutes

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

Scouting for Street Art in London

Scouting For Street Art In London

4 minutes

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

4 minutes

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

Have you ever been on a life changing trip?

9 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle

9 minutes

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

Spanish Tapas

Do You Really Know What Spanish Tapas Are?

9 minutes

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

9 minutes

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

Peruvian Andes

The One When I Survived Huayna Picchu

7 minutes

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

7 minutes

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

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, a Dream Come True

8 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

8 minutes

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

Trip gone wrong

Have You Ever Been On A Trip Where Everything Goes Wrong?

8 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

8 minutes

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

Protect pictures

What You Can Do Today to Protect your Blog Pictures

10 minutes

Written by David / pictures by David and Michelle (unless otherwise stated)

10 minutes

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

How We Visited the Mysterious Nazca Lines

Here’s How We Visited the Mysterious Nazca Lines and How You Can too

8 minutes

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

8 minutes

UPDATE: Since we last wrote this post, +140 new geoglyphs have been discovered in the Nasca desert using artificial intelligence. More at the end of this post. 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 … Read More

A sensational Summer day trip from Sydney

Who wants a Sensational Summer Day Trip from Sydney?

6 minutes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

6 minutes

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

Paris

How to Spend an Unforgettable Weekend in Paris

18 minutes

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

18 minutes

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