~ Larissa and Michael Milne ~
~ Global explorers and travel writers ~
In 2011, Larissa and Michael Milne sold everything and left Philadelphia to travel around the world for a year with a Rocky statue, but then forgot to stop traveling. They now live a simpler, nomadic life on the road as they call the world their home.
They share tales from their journey in the Philadelphia Inquirer where their stories are featured in a series called “A Year and a World.” They also write on their travel blog at Changes In Longitude blog and contribute articles to other media outlets including National Geographic Traveler, Travel + Escape, Huffington Post, Gadling, AAA, American Airlines and Serious Eats. Their latest speaking engagement was a TEDx talk about transforming your life.
Changes in Longitude won the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Silver Award for Best Travel Blog.
Larissa and Michael are members of the Society of American Travel Writers. Michael also belongs to the International Food, Wine & Travel Writers Association, The Authors Guild and is a travel book reviewer for the New York Journal of Books. He was a judge for the 2014 Great Plains Journalism Awards.
Their first book Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of American History will be published by Globe Pequot Press in January 2015.
You can reach them at contact(at)changesinlongitude.com for writing assignments, speaking engagements or to syndicate the “A Year and a World” series. A full media kit is also available.
National Geographic Traveler
GO Magazine: AAA North Carolina
Read our stories at Huffington Post Travel.
Exploring Koryo Dynasty Treasures in North Korea on Gadling.com
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014
American Way Magazine, in-flight magazine for American Airlines, February, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer, February 16, 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12 , 2014
Philadelphia Inquirer, December 29, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer, September 22, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer, March 31, 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2014
Fog lifts to reveal secrets in Dartmoor, England
Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2013
Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 2013
We avoid getting eaten by a lion in Namibia
How Kim Jong Il’s death will affect North Korea
A free day in Sydney
Road trip in Mad Max’s Australia
Guest posts on travel web sites
How to travel to North Korea for My Itchy Travel Feet
Run DMZ: A visit to the most dangerous place on earth for Go Backpacking
Career Breaks: They’re not just for backpackers for Meet, Plan, Go!
Cheap eats guide to Philadelphia for Budget Traveller
5 tips for eating street food in Vietnam for Travel + Escape
Profiles about us
How traveling changed our life in A Traveller’s Journey
Belongings sold, couple sets off for a year abroad in the Philadelphia Inquirer
Changing Longitudes to Change our Lives in Drexel Magazine
Traveling couples: Michael and Larissa Milne in Travel Link Sites
Who’s out there now: Larissa and Michael in Career Break Secrets
Alumni spotlight: Larissa Milne in Drexel University Alumni
Radio interviews & speaking engagements
We’ve been interviewed for various radio stations for both broadcast and Internet radio. We also maintain an active public speaking schedule including: Philadelphia Inquirer Travel Show; Traveler’s Century Club; Meet, Plan, Go!; and the Penn State Arts & Culture Series. Our most recent event was a talk Larissa gave at Tedx.
Syndication: Please contact us at changes.long(at)gmail.com for information about syndicating the “A Year and a World” series, writing assignments and speaking engagements.