Rome – Where Are Your Manners?

Rome is very much an ‘in your face’ city. Everything is loud and brash. The streets are insanely crowded. Vendors incessantly harass walkers on the sidewalks, despite your emphatic shake of the head or polite ‘no’.
I can’t necessarily blame the Romans. I just have to wonder if some of the kindness found in other Italian cities can be brought to Rome as well someday?

Olympus OMD EM1 Pro Camera Review

The Olympus OMD EM1 offers great overall performance with a very pleasing design. It’s easy to use, easy to carry, and takes excellent images

Chicago…Through The Lens

Grab a park bench on the shores of Lake Michigan and enjoy the sparkling blue water and magnificent skyline of Chicago.

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Sustaining Travel Through Affiliate Sales

The question we’re always asked is: “How do you make a living as a travel blogger?” While I’d like to say that I spend my days writing whenever inspiration hits, the reality is much different. This post is to share with you the brands we are affiliated with and provide you with the links directly.

Why You Should Consider The YHA Metro in Melbourne

I have been reading about hostels for years and for whatever reason, missed the boat on the hostel experience while backpacking through Europe in my 20s. Budget accommodation was found elsewhere, in cheap hotels or B&Bs. Yet, I was always fascinated with the concept because of my budget-travel mindset. After hearing about the Melbourne YHA (Youth Hostels Association) Metro from a number of sources, I thought it would add a different element to our Melbourne Adventure. After all, our travel mantra is “Try Something Different”.

How to Navigate the Crazy Sydney Rental Process!

When we moved back to Australia, we went through the rental process in Sydney. I felt like a foreigner – even though I wasn’t! The process is pretty crazy so here are out tips on how to navigate it.

How We Navigated The Australian Immigration Process

Question: How many websites do you need to read and cross reference, and how many forms do you need to fill out, when applying for a Partner Visa for Australia? Answer: WAY too many! It’s not an easy process. But if we got through it, so can you. We share our insight.

15 Movies That Will Make You Want to Pack Your Bags

Cinematic film has the power to captivate and transform us. Check out a few of our favourite movies that motivate us to seek out that next great place. After watching these movies, you’ll be ready to pack your bags!

Why ProBlogger 2016 Completely Wigged Me Out

You know that moment when you’re listening to a presenter at a conference and a thought hits you like a Mack truck? A thought so obvious that you feel like, well, a complete moron?! That describes how I felt in almost every session I attended at ProBlogger 2016.

Why ‘The Perfect Life’ Made Me Miserable (and what I did about it)

What makes your heart sing? Is it a pretty house with a picket fence or is it an airline ticket with no definite return date?
Everyone’s dreams are different. It’s what makes you happy in life that’s the key. What makes your heart sing. What lights you up when you talk about it. Yeah, it took a long time for me to figure that out.

How 3 Bloggers Ditched the Desk to Pursue their Dream Life

I’m always stalking other travel bloggers. I’m curious about other bloggers who have ditched their desks and are now pursuing their dream life. Bloggers are eager to share their stories. As I’ve said all along, life is too short not to make the leap to live your dream life! So, here are their stories…