About Us

Portraying a kaleidoscope of all things travel related mixed with just the right dosage of history and culture, Travel and Beyond is a travel blog written by travel writing couple Joseph Ellis and  Rosemarie John a former Aerospace and Defence Journalist. 


We are travel enthusiast that try to squeeze in an adventure any chance we get. No we haven’t sold all our belongings to go backpacking like a nomad. That is so not us. We love exploring as much as we like coming home to our little cosy apartment where we can sit on our comfy couch with a warm brownie and watch episodes of our favorite series. There was one time we watched a whole season of 13 episodes back-to-back! Yup, we get a bit crazy that way.

We started this blog in 2011 for the sole purpose of documenting our holidays for our own sake but we soon realised that our stories were gaining a lot of interest from people all over the world. So today, we write not only for ourselves but to inspire people to take a break and plan their next holiday!

Both Joseph and I come from very different backgrounds but with similar interest. I’m a Malaysian who loves food and Joseph is an Indian who loves food! We make a perfect pair! We met each other in the Philippines, got married in Indonesia, lived in Singapore for a few years and now call Canberra, Australia home. Apart from food, we both share an immense passion for travel with interest in history, culture and architecture. Our blog focuses on places we have travelled to and features affordable luxury destinations, local food and culture.

We shall strive to bring you interesting content and keep you updated on our travels. Connect with us and let us know if you’re heading to any of the places we have covered on our blog. We’d love to share a few tips!

~ Rosemarie


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Just over six years old, Travel and Beyond has won the prestigious 2016 Media Award in Canberra, Australia. The award was present at the ACT Multicultural Awards ceremony by Minister of Multicultural Affairs, Rachel Stephen-Smith. Travel and Beyond has also won the 2014 Singapore Skyscanner Bloscars Award , the Skyscanner Asia Pacific Best Travel Blog of the Year Award 2014 the GoDesti Best Travel Blog 2015, featured in The Canberra Times for Canberra’s top 10 most like photographs of 2015 and declared as Top Travel Bloggers for 2016 by Food Panda.

Catering to travel aficionados who share their passion to discover the world, Travel and Beyond has also been nominated by the Singapore Blog Awards 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015 in the Top 10 Travel Blogs category, and has a growing track record in ranking and online presence.

In September 2013, Travel and Beyond was awarded Best Singapore Blog 2013 by HotelClub, a global online accommodation community for travellers in the know. In September 2014, Travel and Beyond were finalist in The 2014 Blogster Awards in Australia.

Apart from being a Marina Bay AmBAYssador in Singapore, Rosemarie was also selected as the Official Blogger for “iLight Marina Bay 2012”, featured in the “Loving Marina Bay Photography Exhibition 2012” and also currently a Changi Airport Ambassador.

In 2015, Travel and Beyond represented Canberra in the world’s first #24hPeriscope Project with Skyscanner where 24 accomplished bloggers featured their current location in a 24 hour time frame using the Periscope app.

Travel and Beyond has also been selected for preservation by the National Library of Australia and listed as a resource on Trove. Trove helps you find and use resources relating to Australia. It’s more than a search engine. Trove brings together content from libraries, museums, archives and other research organisations and gives you tools to explore and build. Best of all, Trove is yours, created and maintained by the National Library of Australia.


While working with numerous tourist boards and tour operators along with their coverage on Travel and Beyond, Rosemarie and Joseph have produced positive results in promoting a brand/destination through their writings, photography and social media influence.

Rosemarie and Joseph are available for professional travel writing services. Rosemarie’s work has appeared in Aerospace Singapore, The Jakarta Post, The New Straits Times and other publications. Travel and Beyond has also been featured in CNN, National Geographic, HotelClub, The Heat, Wanderlust Magazine and Tripoto.

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Travel and Beyond serves as an excellent medium for advertisers who wish to promote their travel products or services through blog posts and social media platforms. We are continuously on the look out for working with tourism boards, travel agencies and PR companies who specifically deal with the travel industry.