Michael Milne writes about car museums and road trips for Hemmings Motor News, Octane, Classic & Sports Car (UK), Classic Motorsports, AAA, Hagerty, and other publications. In this role he has visited more than 250 classic car sights around the world from Abu Dhabi to Pyongyang to Zagreb.

He is also the author of the Roadster Guide to America’s Classic Car Museums & Attractions, now in its 2nd edition. The Detroit Free Press called the book “vacation planning for car lovers,” while Hemmings Motor News Radio has dubbed Milne the “Rick Steves of car museums.”

Michael has been a judge for the Great Plains Journalism Awards in the US and the Historic Motoring Awards in the UK and has also spoken at the World Forum for Motor Museums in Germany and the National Association of Automobile Museums in the United States.

Along with his wife, food & travel writer and photographer Larissa Milne, he writes the “Field-Tested Travel Tips” column and feature articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer.  Their travel blog at Changes In Longitude 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 while their off-beat travels have been featured in Smithsonian.

After 20+ year business careers, in 2011, Larissa and Michael quit their jobs, sold their house, gave away their possessions and took off from their hometown of Philadelphia to travel around the world with a Rocky statue for what they thought would just be a year.

However, during that year they had a lot of free time on their hands and developed new careers as writers while they created the popular “A Year and a World” column about their journey for the Philadelphia Inquirer. After adapting to a simpler, nomadic lifestyle (hey, writers don’t get paid much) they are still on the road with no permanent address and now call the world their home.

You can reach Michael by clicking here.

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Books

Philadelphia Liberty TrailRoadster Guide to America's Classic Car MuseumsPhiladelphia Liberty Trail: Trace the Path of America’s Heritage , a traveler’s guide to historic Philadelphia, 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.

 

 

 

Partial Listing of Print and Online Published Articles

In the Garage With Jay Leno

Behind the Curtain With Alice Cooper

An Icon of a Car: The National Corvette Museum

 

30+ classic car stories on Hemmings Motor News

 

 

 Articles for Hagerty

 

 

 150+ travel articles for the Philadelphia Inquirer

 

 

 

 

Museums in Motion: Philadelphia’s Simeone Automotive Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Temple to Motoring: The Hellenic Motor Museum in Athens

 

 

 

 

 

 

Toyota’s Mega Web in Tokyo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driving the Loneliest Road in America

 

 

 

 

 

 

Getting Taken for a Ride at the Automobile Driving Museum in California

 

 

 

 

 

 

Driven a Fjord Lately? A Hairpin Filled Ride in Norway

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dodging Big Game on a Self-Drive Safari in Africa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Engineering Greats on Show at the Tampa Bay Automobile Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

Following the Treadmarks of Mad Max in Australia

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Porsche Museum in Stuttgart, Germany

 

 

 

 

 

 

Arresting Sights at the Italian Police Car Museum in Rome

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Road Trip in Jordan Reveals Ancient Sites Beyond Petra

 

 

 

 

 

 

Let’s Go Places: The Toyota Automobile Museum in Nagoya, Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

On A Road Trip in New Zealand, Follow the Sheep and You Won’t Get Lost

 

 

 

 

 

The Echoes of Distant Thunder in Vietnam

 

 

 

 

 

Sizing Up Shanghai: China’s Skyscraper Boomtown

 

 

 

 

 

Sweet Chrome Alabama: Where the Big Wheels Keep on Turning