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 and feature articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer. They also write on their travel blog at Changes In Longitude which won a Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Silver Award for Best Travel Blog.

Their articles have appeared in National Geographic’s Intelligent Traveler, USA Today, Huffington Post, AAA World, Go Magazine, 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, she teaches online courses as 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 Great Plains Journalism Awards and has spoken at the World Forum for Motor Museums in Germany and National Association of Automobile Museums in the United States. His automotive writing appears regularly in Hemmings Motor News, Octane, Classic & Sports Car (UK), and Classic Motorsports. An avid griller, he always travels with a pair of barbecue tongs, just in case.

Click here for more information about Michael Milne’s Automotive Writing

Books by Larissa & Michael Milne

Philadelphia Liberty TrailRoadster Guide to America's Classic Car MuseumsTheir first book, Philadelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America’s Heritage , was published by Globe Pequot Press and was selected as a Book-Of-The-Year from the Society of American Travel Writers.



Michael’s new book, the Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums is a thorough guide to more than 300 classic car sights across America.


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 travel articles by Michael & Larissa Milne


Read Larissa’s food/travel stories on USA Today 10BestUSA Today 10Best articles by Larissa Milne



In the Garage With Jay Leno

AAA World Magazine


Go Magazine logo              The Echoes of Distant Thunder in Vietnam

GO Magazine: AAA North Carolina


huffington post travel


Read our stories at Huffington Post Travel


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

National Geographic Traveler

Michael’s classic car stories on Hemmings Motor News


Frank Lloyd Wright's Cord

Frank Lloyd Wright’s Car Connection

Hagerty Classic Cars



PI Switzerland cheese makers

Cheese, chariots and champions in Switzerland

Philadelphia Inquirer



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



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Hiking the Arctic Circle in Finland

Philadelphia Inquirer



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



Car museums in PennsylvaniaMotoring to Car Museums in Pennsylvania

Philadelphia Inquirer




Iron Curtain Classics in Slovenia

Hemmings Motor News




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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Cold War Sites Are Still Hot in Tucson

Philadelphia Inquirer




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



East Berlin icons Thalmann couple (575x479) (150x150)

Ghosts of the Cold War in Berlin

Philadelphia Inquirer



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

Hawaii for foodies

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



Little Rock Central High School entrance Milne (150x150)

Seeking the sights of freedom on a Civil Rights Trail

Philadelphia Inquirer



Alaska glacier tour plane over glacier (800x613) (150x150)

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



andersonville cemetery POW

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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jimmy carter teaching sunday school

Sundays in Plains with Jimmy Carter

Philadelphia Inquirer



dartmoor church gate

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



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





Profiles about our journey

19 couples that will provoke your wanderlust in Localgrapher

Traveling to all 50 states in Explore All 50

How traveling changed our life in A Traveller’s Journey

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

Changing Longitudes to Change our Lives in Drexel Magazine


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; World Forum for Motor Museums; Wharton Alumni Weekend; Traveler’s Century Club; Meet, Plan, Go!; Penn State Arts & Culture Series; and 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.

28581550060_131210d7e7_mLarissa and Michael are your typical middle-aged couple from Philadelphia who’ve been traveling the world full-time since 2011, seeking off-beat, historic and tasty sights. To receive our free quarterly newsletter with updates and valuable travel tips subscribe here.