Where we’ve been

Texas School Book Depository Museum

There are not many government storehouses as notorious as the Texas School Book Depository. The 6th Floor Museum is an incredible place to learn about the pivotal moment in American history, when Lee Harvey Oswald assassinated JFK from the 6th floor window. This is hands-down the best...

Tallink Silja: Tallinn to Stockholm

The Tallink Silja line isn’t your average cruise ship. There are no pool decks, dive in movies, climbing walls or wave making machines, yet we still had a great time, albeit for only 15 hours. As budget travelers, the opportunity to see more for less or to experience something completely...

Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX

Big belt buckles, cowboy boots, line dancers, Deep Ellum had none of the stereotypes you’d expect when you think of Dallas, Texas. We came with low expectations and a hunger for a good steak and the whole experience surpassed anything we may have even hoped for. The Williamsburg of...

Review: Guild on East 6th, Austin, Texas

On our recent trip to Austin, we couldn’t have found somewhere as accessible and just down right awesome as the Guild on East 6th.   The Guild is a serviced apartment building, just blocks to the main nightlife on East 6th Street and surrounded by great local coffee shops and eateries...

Review: Brew & Brew, East Austin, Texas

The hunt for a good strong coffee is never ending. Especially when you’re out on the road. The same can be said for a good craft beer. Luckily Brew & Brew on 5th Street in East Austin delivers on both counts. Round One 32 hours in Austin. Where do you even start? Coffee. Perfect...

Barbecue, Texan Style, Austin

As Aussies, we think we’re the barbecue kings and queens of the world. Americans, on the other hand believe (and are blissfully oblivious of most other cultures anyway) that their barbecue cuisine reigns supreme. So when we hit Austin, the Barbie capital of the south, it was top of our...

Guinness Brewery and Storehouse, Dublin

Guinness, the dark, syrupy, yet creamy stout beer that is synonymous with Ireland is made in Dublin. As beer drinkers (but not huge Guinness fans), we felt it was important to pay homage to this iconic drop in its actual birthplace. On the outskirts of town, two large steel gates secure...

Harrison’s Cave, Barbados

Harrison’s Cave at Allen View, Barbados offer a welcome change of scene from the ridiculously pristine, unspoiled beaches (OK, who are we even kidding?). The tropical hinterland of Barbados reminds us of where we were brought up in Australia. The temperature sits at a balmy 32C, there are...

Sydney Opera House, Australia

As Australians, seeing the Sydney Opera House in person always brings an instant hit of patriotism (and possibly a little tear – though we’ll tell you it’s just a bit of dust). The last time we were in Sydney was when we were going through the process of getting our US...