Tags archives: people

Meeting people on the road - with an app

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Being on the road all by yourself feels amazing - at least most of the time. Unfortunately, there will come a moment though, when you suddenly realise that traveling alone also means, that you are, well, alone. Unless you stay in a 12-bed hostel dorm in a city frequented by the coolest backpackers out there, and especially when you are not the most outgoing [...]

Hotels We Love: Taita Falcon Lodge, Zambia

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Usually when I go on trips, I'm quite spontaneous and flexible when it comes to accommodation. I'll find a cheap flat on AirBnB or even a local host on couch surfing, and as long as there is a soft surface which is roughly my length, a pillow and a blanket, I'm content. When I planned my trip to Zambia with my dad however, I wanted to make sure that every pl[...]

Be a traveler, not a tourist: A conversation with Marianna Jamadi

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Marianna Jamadi's job is to be a dreamer. She is also one of the most mindblowing photographers we have come across in a while, a passionate entrepreneur at El Camino (more on that later!) and always on the hunt for unique stories for her blog Nomadic Habit. We spoke to her about the challenges of living one's dream, the practicalities of traveling 17 count[...]

Through the Eyes of: Crystal Brindle

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New Zealand is beautiful - even if you haven't been there yet, we all know that much. Images of its mountains, coasts, country, and lakes saturate the internet and people rave about how clean, green, and natural everything looks. Although photos can't possibly do its beauty justice, many photographers try of course. As a New Zealander, I can say that Crystal[...]

The colours of Japan

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I was about to visit Asia for the first time, and of course I had certain things in mind, when I thought about Japanese culture and its people. Still, I didn't really know what to expect. I am not a big planner and think that it doesn't matter how much research and planning you do in advance - the experience itself is the thing that counts and without too mu[...]

Travelette of the Month: Charlotte Eriksson

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When Charlotte Eriksson recently told us the story behind her music and writing, we knew that you guys had to meet her! Charlotte is a Swedish singer-songwriter and author who left home at the age of 18 to pursue her art, and has been a constant traveler since. In between publishing her new short story collection ('Another vagabond lost to love', which immed[...]

The worst travel buddies, and how to deal with them

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Yes! You’re finally on your way. Weeks, if not months of preparation have gone into planning your trip. You’re ready. No, no, you were BORN ready! This is it. Skip forwards a few days… and now you’re miserable. Turns out that friend of yours (whether they're your best friend, your partner, or another solo traveller you bumped into on the road) is trouble, a[...]

Experience Curacao Like a Local

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An ideal day in the Caribbean could start with a morning yoga class in an ocean-view shala, a refreshing dip into the pristine turquoise waters and a frozen fruit smoothie in a hammock underneath the palm trees on the beach. Or, it could start with a bumpy ride on a small road around the island, a pit-stop at a tucked-away street food market and an ice-cold [...]

Meeting the Himba in Namibia

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For years, photographers have been drawn to Namibia's northwest – to a community living among the majestic Makalani palms at Palmfontein: the Himba. They invite visitors to see how they live and learn about their proud and ancient culture. From skin care to clothing and perfume, many Himba continue traditional practices that have remained unchanged for gener[...]