An Overview of our Whirlwind Tour of Southern Germany in a Week

Written by Michelle / Photos by Michelle & David

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

How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world

How I ended up living in Germany and travelling the world

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

Gili Trawangan

Gili Trawangan, a little slice of paradise

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

Bali to Gili

How we went from Bali to Gili Trawangan, the harder and more adventurous way

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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

The ups and downs of learning a new language

The ups and downs of learning a new language

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

Bali

Bali Virgins

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

Oktoberfest

How to Survive Oktoberfest as a Gluten-Intolerant

Written by David / Photos by Michelle & David

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

Sydney Opera House

Try not to fall in love with Australia (if you can!)

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

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

Top 10 essential tips to consider when planning a trip

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

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

flight

The ultimate traveler’s first aid kit you don’t want to leave behind

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

All of you travelers out there will agree with me that not everything in a trip can be forecasted and planned for, especially when it comes to our health. Little annoyances or even accidents may happen and we or any of our travel companions can get sick away from the nearest medical attention point. And that applies to either family members, friends or complete strangers in need. And we don’t … Read More

Top 10 things to do in Sydney, recommended by locals

Top 10 things to do in Sydney recommended by locals

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

This is a hard list to compile as there are so many great things to do in Sydney regardless of whether you are visiting for the first time or are a local, the choice is endless. Ok, I’ll admit, I am maybe a little bit biased when it comes to Sydney this is why we engaged the help of others to help compile this list. Even though Australia is a … Read More

Llançà, Costa Brava, Spain – Part 2

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Michelle already did a great job in her last post about her impressions as an outsider of my home town, Llançà. A great location on the Costa Brava (Spain) for culture, food, sport, history and relaxed experiences for all budgets. Now it’s my turn to add my insider tips. Ready? Steady? Go! I have to admit that traveling with Michelle back home so many times has given me the chance … Read More

Costa Brava

Seeing ones home town through two different pairs of eyes

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

We spent last weekend with David’s family in the north of Catalunya (Spain) and realised how different our views of the area, the people, the traditions and the food are. We thought it would be a lot of fun and quite interesting to share some insider and outsider tips with you guys and impressions of the area from the point of view of David and myself. A quick bit of background … Read More

Travelling is my hobby

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

The other day I came across The Top 50 Cities to See in a Lifetime article on facebook. I rarely click on these links but this particular day curiosity got the better of me and I couldn’t resist seeing how many I had already visited and how many more I needed to add to my bucket list, albeit a somewhat subjective list. After scrolling through the list I counted that I had … Read More

Russia

From Russia with Love

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle

Russia had always seemed a bit mysterious, a bit unknown to me. So when my friend Inga said she would come  travelling with me in April 2012, to Moscow, St. Petersburg, Tallinn and Riga, I felt excited but nervous at the same time. The first week of the trip couldn’t have been more contrasting compared to the second week. In this post I will tell you about our experiences in … Read More

london ice cream

Long weekend in London: friends, shows, shops, views and eats.

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

Not that we ever needed an excuse to go back to London. On 1st May this year we had a long weekend free so decided why not pay a visit to the motherland, for me anyway. I was looking forward to catching up with friends I hadn’t seen in a while and shopping as well as being in a country where I didn’t have to think about the language I … Read More

Africa – Living a dream

Written by Michelle/Photos by Michelle & David

I had wanted to go to Africa and go gorilla trekking ever since I watched Gorillas in the Mist as a teenager. To date I have been lucky enough to visit Sub-Saharan Africa four times and know that I will visit again some day. In July 2010 I did a camping tour around Southern African with Geckos Adventures. We started at Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe and made our way across … Read More

Toy van

What we like to pack for our photo adventures

Written by David/Photos by Michelle & David

Always when on the move we like to travel light, not only for the sake of our poor backs but also to allow for some flexibility in our plans. During our trips we have realized that lots of heavy photography equipment, even if useful most of the time, slow our pace down when traveling in remote areas and keep us from capturing that breathtaking sunrise above the Amazonian treetops or … Read More