20 Years of Couples Travel and Life Abroad

Last updated on December 18th, 2022 at 11:56 pm20 years ago we met in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium. We were both backpacking solo after college and our paths randomly crossed. I was traveling from the USA and Bell was touring the continent from Australia. We were both heading to Amsterdam with a single overlapping…

Navigating an Emergency Passport

Last updated on January 5th, 2023 at 02:31 pmWe currently reside in Tarpon Springs, Florida. Alex is an American citizen, but for several reasons, I am still a USA green card holder who travels on my Australian passport. It’s a passport with privilege, so a passport upgrade isn’t a driving force for us. However, the…

Alex and Bell atop the ruins of Durnstein Castle overlooking the Danube River in the Wachau Valley of Austria

Tips for Planning a Great Trip to Australia

Last updated on January 11th, 2023 at 10:54 pmFor many, Australia is a far off destination filled with exotic animals and friendly locals. Recent surveys have shown that Australia ranks first on many Americans’ travel bucket lists. Bell is Australian and we return to the island continent every few years to visit family and check…

Koala sleeping in a tree

Sydney Pubs and Restaurants You Should Visit

Last updated on April 16th, 2021 at 07:00 amBy Alex Kallimanis: Sydney is Australia’s largest city, often serving as the initial point of entry for many visitors. The Sydney Opera House, built in 1973, is one of the world’s most iconic buildings. Set along Circular Quay, Sydney Harbour is one of the country’s most dramatically…

Alex giving a thumbs up to the Sydney harbor bridge

Melbourne: Great Things to Do From Sports to Arts

Last updated on December 4th, 2020 at 07:25 amMelbourne is the sports, arts and coffee capital of Australia. While Sydney’s harbor is more dramatically beautiful, Melbourne is the place to go for the nation’s biggest sporting events, fantastic museums, a great culinary scene, and Australia’s finest coffee culture. Bell went to university in Melbourne and…

Street art of tram