We’re Hudson and Ella.

We’re both writers from Melbourne, Australia who absolutely love to travel. And in 2018, when we both made the leap to work as freelancers full-time, we also decided to make the next logical leap as well – a leap into the unknown.

So this year, in May 2019 to be exact, we’re going wandering. We hope to visit the kind of places that are more than just a pretty picture on Instagram. And we want to share that with you.

In one way or another, the two of us have been sharing our love of art, design, food and travel for almost all of our working lives.

Ella was once the assistant editor of Australia’s most read sustainable architecture publication, has worked on sponsored content campaigns with brands like Nike, Converse, Adidas and Skyscanner, and has spent an inordinate amount of time helping to produce print magazines on art, surfing, music, cycling and travel (she has eclectic tastes).

Hudson had his first non-fiction coffee table book, which focused on community, food and design, published when he was only 21 years old and has been a fan of the the topics ever since. He was previously the editorial assistant of a publication exploring small footprint living, and has created content for big-name brands like Jetstar, American Express and Mazda.

On this blog you can expect writing and photography that centres the places that make us laugh and make us think.

Responsible travel is crucial. So while incredible food, design and art experiences will always be at the forefront, we’ll also be considering how to ensure our travel benefits the cultures and communities we visit along the way.

From destination guides and local stories to travel tips and resources, Megalopolist is about journeys: yours and ours.