TRAVEL WRITING THAT EXPLORES AND INSPIRES

 

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TRAVEL JOURNALISM

Explore a place, meet the locals and reflect on the journey.

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TRAVEL SKETCHES

Immerse yourself in a travel sketch and take a trip from your armchair.

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LUXURY STAYS

Find the most luxurious place to rest your head.

 

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Dave & Carmen Allan-Petale – Travel Journalists

Stop, look, and listen. Travel brings a rare opportunity to experience the world around us without a filter – if we let it.

Carmen and Dave are writers and journalists who use their pens and keyboards to sketch remarkable travel images and dig deep into the traditional culture and contemporary issues of the places they go. They also make the occasional foray into the world of luxury.

With an emphasis on quality travel writing, storytelling and journalistic integrity, Double-Barrelled Travel is a blog for exploring the world around us mindfully, honouring the power of words to connect across borders and boundaries.

 

OUR LATEST EXPLORATIONS

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There's no room for fear down here

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Passport stories

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Digital nomad tips for beginners

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6 fun family holidays

Just add kids to these brilliant family-friendly destinations

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Travel sketch – Food for the soul

A celebration of the power of food

Hillarys Boat Harbour - the start of our journey...

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Sailing at Hillarys Boat Harbour

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Culture and history in Singapore

Village Hotel Katong's link to the past

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