Travel Beyond the Ordinary


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Who Are We?


We’re Michael and Maggie, an Australian & American couple and founders of The World Was Here First. We’re passionate about getting off the beaten path in Europe and beyond, promoting responsible tourism, supporting local economies and sharing our knowledge with other travellers on this website.

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baltics
georgia
italy
scotland
spain

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