Inspiration for creative travellers and travelling creatives.

Foreign Cuisine Finder: Australian Edition
Being an Aussie expat that has lived in the U.S. and Asia, I sometimes get questions about Australian food. In this post I will make my recommendations for travellers heading Downunder and the four fo...
2016 Duende Readers’ Favourites
As the holidays approach and 2016 draws to a close, I’m packing my suitcase and heading home Downunder for the first time in 18months. If you are fortunate enough to put your feet up over the ...
A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
2016 has been an exciting year of travel, exploring in and around our new base in the Midwest U.S.A plus international sojourns to Canada, Cuba, Mexico and home to Australia. To celebrate a year in t...
20 Movies That Will Inspire You To Travel
Here are 20 movies and documentaries that will spark your wanderlust, if not through their travel based stories then by their amazing scenery. These films range from the adventurous to the romantic, a...
Holiday Reading List: 5 Books on Creativity
Whether it’s for beating airport boredom or chilling on the beach, there is room in every suitcase for a good book. Here are five titles for every creatives next vacation.
The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County
I have a confession to make – I’ve never seen the film “Bridges of Madison County.” I was made to read the book in year 12 English class, and I could not fathom what was so romantic about an e...
Art by Nature: Tropical Flowers Southeast Asia
Some like it hot – myself included! As the weather cools down I’m dreaming about my former life in the tropics, so I have curated a little garden of tropical flowers I photographed all ov...
Inside A Unique Cuban Casa
If you’ve ever seen the first Sex and the City movie, you will know the scene where Carrie walks into a dreamy New York City apartment that’s for sale and imagines herself as the owner and...
Cuban Architecture: Doors of Delight
One of the wondrous and most magical things about Cuba is its architecture. Few buildings are fortunate enough to be maintained or restored, but even in their dilapidated and decaying state, the beau...
Art on the Street – Cuba
Considering the difficulty of getting paint in Cuba, it is surprising to find a vibrant street art scene, particularly in La Habana. Murals by local and international artists adorn the crumbling remai...
Designing Travel: 5 Steps To More Sustainable Travel
“Take only pictures, leave only footprints” is the motto of any sustainable traveler. I believe travelers can have a wonderfully positive impact on the world, and much like anything, tourism also ...
Designing Travel: How to Use Tripadvisor Like a Travel Ninja
As part of the Designing Travel series I’ve written about my favourite travel planning tools, which include Tripadvisor. Whether looking for a hotel before leaving home, or finding a restaurant...
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