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   ~ Larissa and Michael Milne ~

~ Global explorers and travel writers ~

In 2011, Larissa and Michael Milne quit their jobs, sold their house, gave away their possessions and took off from their hometown of Philadelphia to travel around the world for a year with a Rocky statue. After adapting to a simpler, nomadic life they are still on the road and now call the world their home.

They write the “Field-Tested Travel Tips” column in the Philadelphia Inquirer along with feature articles. They also write on their travel blog at Changes In Longitude which won the 2013 Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Silver Award for Best Travel Blog.

Their articles have appeared in National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler, Travel + Escape, Huffington Post, Gadling, AAA, Go Magazine, Hemmings Motor News. American Airlines, Serious Eats and other media outlets.

They are popular public speakers about transforming your life and have appeared at TEDx, Penn State Arts & Culture Series, the Philadelphia Travel Show,  and other events. Larissa has also taught classes at Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) in Stockholm and Minneapolis. In her spare time, once a year she is an adjunct professor in the Close School of Entrepreneurship at Drexel University and is a member of the Society of American Travel Writers.

Michael was a judge for the 2014 Great Plains Journalism Awards and spoke at the World Forum for Motor Museums in Germany. He always travels with a pair of barbecue tongs, just in case.

Their first book, Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America’s Heritage , was published by Globe Pequot Press in January 2015. It won a Book-Of-The-Year award from the Society of American Travel Writers Eastern Chapter.

Michael’s new book, the Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions, was published in August 2016.

(Hey Look! There’s the book now! >>>>>)

You can reach the Milnes by clicking the “Contact” tab at the top of this page regarding writing assignments, speaking engagements or to syndicate the “A Year and a World” series. A full media kit is also available for travel partners who would like to work with them.

Selected Clips (from our hundreds of published travel stories)

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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Read our stories at Huffington Post Travel

 

Norway hidden fjordIn Norway, choosing the fjord less taken

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Transylvania road trip

Road Trip in Transylvania

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Ferrari Museum Modena Italy

Modena, Italy: Slow Food and Fast Cars

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

DPRK royal tombs statues (150x150)Exploring Koryo Dynasty Treasures in North Korea

Gadling.com

 

 

Car museums in PennsylvaniaMotoring to Car Museums in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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Iron Curtain Classics in Slovenia

Hemmings Motor News

 

 

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Poncho Villa: The Pontiac-Oakland Museum

Hemmings Motor News

 

Hoi An Vietnamese food tofu custard lady (577x556) (150x145)Tips for eating street food in Vietnam

Travel + Escape

 

 

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Taking Cooking Classes Overseas

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Carhenge in Nebraska

Quirky Carhenge in Nebraska

Hemmings Motor News

 

 

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Finding Florida’s Cowboy Heritage

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Lake Bled Slovenia

Fairy Tale Slovenia

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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Is Old Forge, PA the Pizza Capital of the World?

Serious Eats

 

 

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Ghosts of the Cold War in Berlin

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Hawaii Hawaiian Vanilla Company shrimp photo by Milne (150x108)

Hawaii for foodies

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

Little Rock Central High School entrance Milne (150x150)

Seeking the sights of freedom on a Civil Rights Trail

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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Anchorage offers Alaska treats off the cruise-ship path

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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Buffalo Booms with Art, Architecture, Food

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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Savannah and the founder of the Girl Scouts

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Richard Nixon library statue

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

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Rocky Las Vegas (275x230) (150x150) Visiting Las Vegas Without Setting Foot in a Casino

Philadelphia Inquirer

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A fresher side of Beijing

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

PI2 Benjamin Franklin house man cellphone (150x150)Hero and Villain: Where Benjamin Franklin and Benedict Arnold lived in London

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Jerusalem, it’s complicated Israel food produce vendor on ground Damascus Gate (2) (150x150)

Philadelphia Inquirer

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Sundays in Plains with Jimmy Carter

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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Fog lifts to reveal secrets in Dartmoor, England

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

 

Philadelphia Inquirer Shanghai travel storySizing up Shanghai

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Finding a quiet corner at Angkor WatAngkor Wat travel story

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Angkor Wat child vendor The child vendors of Angkor Wat

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

 

Great Wall of China brideAvoiding the crush at the Great Wall of China

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Singapore travel storySingapore: He saw, she saw

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Australia Outback road tripRoad trip in Mad Max’s Australia

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

New Zealand santas running on beachChristmas Down Under

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

 

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

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

Australia military heritage Victoria BarracksAustralia’s military heritage

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

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

Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

 

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

Profiles about us

Traveling to all 50 states in Explore All 50

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

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.

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