Tips for Planning a Great Trip to Australia

For 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 out new destinations. Most recently, we visited over…

Koala sleeping in a tree

Silver Spring, Maryland: Where to Eat, Drink and Stay

Silver Spring, Maryland has been our home for the past 3 years. The diverse community is nestled along the boundary of Northwest Washington, DC. The Silver Spring Metro stop, on the red line, conveniently connects residents to DC and northern Virginia suburbs like Arlington, Alexandria and National Airport. It only takes 15 minutes on the…

Photo of Alex & Bell at the bar with a platter of selected meats and cocktails

Coronavirus Travel: USA Road Trip Tips

Planning a USA road trip during the coronavirus pandemic and want to travel safer? We recently embarked on multi-week road trip from Washington, DC through West Virginia, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Tennessee and back through Virginia. After being cooped up for months, we especially enjoyed lively country music on outdoor terraces in the “Music City.” Nashville…

Alex and Bell in front of the Athena statue inside the Nashville Parthenon

Denver Day Trips and Great Things to Do

Denver is the capital of Colorado and known as the mile high city because it is exactly one mile (5280 feet or 1609.3 meters) above sea level. It’s a great sports town, with all four major US sports teams represented. Resting at the foot of the Rocky Mountains, Denver is close to picturesque sites like…

Alex & Bell hiking at red rocks

25 Washington, DC Travel Tips to Avoid Missing Out

Washington, DC has a wealth to offer visitors beyond the world’s largest collection of free museums, The Smithsonian. An impressive and diverse culinary scene features most of the world’s nationalities. Opportunities to tour the White House, US Capitol Building, Supreme Court and other key federal buildings offer additional world-class experiences. And there’s great rooftop bars…

Jefferson Memorial during Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC