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  ~ 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) for writing assignments, speaking engagements or to syndicate the “A Year and a World” series. A full media kit is also available.

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National Geographic traveler logoI Heart My City Series: Larissa and Michael’s Philadelphia

National Geographic Traveler


Go Magazine logo The Echoes of Distant Thunder in Vietnam

GO Magazine: AAA North Carolina


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The Civil War prison camp in Andersonville, Georgia pays tribute to all POWs

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 25, 2014



us air force museum dayton A Weekend in Dayton, Ohio

American Way Magazine, in-flight magazine for American Airlines, February, 2014



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A Tale of Two Presidents: Visiting the Nixon and Reagan Libraries

Philadelphia Inquirer, February 16, 2014



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Seeking the Sights of Freedom on a Civil Rights Trail

Philadelphia Inquirer, January 12 , 2014



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The “Wright” stuff on the Dayton Aviation Trail

Philadelphia Inquirer, December 29, 2013



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Philadelphia Inquirer, September 22, 2013



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Philadelphia Inquirer, March 31, 2013

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Sundays in Plains with Jimmy Carter

Philadelphia Inquirer, January 2014



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Fog lifts to reveal secrets in Dartmoor, England

Philadelphia Inquirer, May 2013

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Larissa Michael Milne Philly Travel Show crop larger (150x143)The world as home, reflections from a year traveling the globe

Philadelphia Inquirer, January 19, 2013

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A fresher Beijing

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Petra Monastery Jordan’s past is a bit familiar

Philadelphia Inquirer

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We avoid getting eaten by a lion in Namibia

Philadelphia Inquirer,

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Philadelphia Inquirer Shanghai travel storySizing up Shanghai

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Finding a quiet corner at Angkor WatAngkor Wat travel story

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Angkor Wat child vendor The child vendors of Angkor Wat

Philadelphia Inquirer

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North Korea workers monumentHow Kim Jong Il’s death will affect North Korea

Philadelphia Inquirer



Great Wall of China brideAvoiding the crush at the Great Wall

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Singapore travel storySingapore: He saw, she saw

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Milsons Point view of Sydney Opera House A free day in Sydney

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Australia Outback road tripRoad trip in Mad Max’s Australia

Philadelphia Inquirer

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New Zealand santas running on beachChristmas down under

Philadelphia Inquirer


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Australia Bush countryDown home down under in Australia’s bush country

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Australia military heritage Victoria BarracksAustralia’s military heritage

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New Zealand road trip Milford SoundA Kiwi-style New Zealand road trip

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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

Faces from afar: A frightening and fascinating journey through North Korea in Smithsonian

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) for information about syndicating the “A Year and a World” series, writing assignments and speaking engagements.

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