Does Solo Travel in Marriage Make You a Bad Spouse?

Bell and I met as solo travelers, in a hostel in Brugge, Belgium in 2002. We had both just finished college and I was traveling from the USA and she was visiting from Australia. Fast forward to 2005, and we got married in a small ceremony in Melbourne, Australia. We’ll be celebrating our 16 year…

selfie of Alex at the Asakusa Temple, with Tokyo Tower in the background

Travel Matters: TBEX Survivors Podcast Episode

Our world changed dramatically last month. At the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic in Europe, I was traveling around the continent and witnessed lockdowns in three countries: Italy, France and the Netherlands. Prior to walking out the door Bell, who works in medical research, said “I’m worried I won’t see you for months.” My response,…

Square with cafe setting and blue skies

Coronavirus Travel: Escaping Lockdowns in Europe

By Alex Kallimanis: The world just changed dramatically for all of us. A few weeks ago I was excited to leave for Paris and Italy, despite ominous warnings of the coronavirus. The TBEX blogger conference in Catania, Sicily was on the agenda for me. Bell had a flight to join me post-conference to spend our…

Temperature screening for COVID-19 at the airport in Italy

Our Travel, Eat, Explore Podcast Episode

By Alex Kallimanis: Alex Benikov of Travel, Eat, Explore recently reached out to us on Twitter and asked if we wanted to chat on his podcast. He was fresh off a visit to Portugal where he interviewed the Director of Lisbon Tourism. So we said yes, let’s talk travel! We answer questions on a range of…