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The REAL Story Behind Those "Perfect" Instagram Snapshots

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Not long ago a story about a social media star-turned activist, Essena O’Neill, took the Internet by storm. Essena amassed half a million followers on social media, earned a healthy income from her posts and then did the unthinkable: she deleted her accounts. Essena realized what so many of us already know but fail to remember: that social media is not r[...]

Roadtripping Along Portugal's Coast

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I'm sure many of you would agree that road tripping is one of the finest ways of traveling. So when I recently hit Portugal's road to shoot a story for Volkswagen Magazine - hence getting an excuse to escape a rainy and wintery Berlin - I knew I'd be in for a treat. Bernhard Huber, a talented and hilarious photographer from Munich, met me in Lisbon and took [...]

The Ultimate African Safari on a Budget

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Knock, knock, knock - I wake up. Is somebody knocking on my door? I thought we were supposed to sleep in today, have a leisurely breakfast and then slowly drive back to Lusaka. It is the last day of our safari in Mushingashi nature reserve, just east of Kafue National Park in Zambia. Our guide Jairos had promised us a laid-back morning and a slow drive throu[...]

6 Amazing Instagrammers Who Prove You Don't Need to Go Far...

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« You’re so lucky... » is the answer I usually get when I tell people how many countries I’ve visited in the last few years. I am extremely grateful for all the places I’ve got to explore in my lifetime but I am also strongly convinced of something: you do not need to go far to have your breath taken away or to live the ultimate expedition. In the world we l[...]

A South African Safari: Can you get TOO close to nature?

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“C’mon, Mum!” - The rhino baby, just four months old, shoulders his mother, just like my nephew does when he wants to go and play. She doesn’t move. He nudges her again and then does a little dance in front of her. Sitting in our Land Rover with our safari guide, we are charmed. Such a cute mother-son moment! So anthropomorphically like exhausted human mo[...]

7 Female Instagrammers to Inspire your 2016 Travels

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I was something of a latecomer to Instagram, but these days it is far and away my favourite social media. Paired with a love of travel, it’s pretty much a match made in heaven, allowing you a sneak glimpse into fabulous destinations around the world. In fact, whenever I am feeling a bit uninspired about life (which always seems to happen around January when [...]

From Pole to Pole - around the globe with Steve Booker

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Ads on YouTube are the no. 1 mood-killer when it comes to showing your favourite music clip or cat video to your best friend, right? We count the seconds until we can skip the ad, or curse loudly at the system when it's one of those 30-second-ads you can't jump... But today something happened for the first time - I actually didn't want the ad I was seeing to[...]

10 Reasons to Love Hanoi

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Hanoi was the final city I visited in South East Asia, and after six months exploring the region, it quickly became my favourite. For me, Hanoi was a city I'd love to live in. The old district is beautifully falling to pieces in the most elegant way possible, there's a series of gorgeous lakes, amazing food and shopping galore. I used Hanoi as a base to expl[...]

The men behind the pictures : five world photographers who are like no other

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“What do you want to be when you grow up?” I guess this is a question almost any child in the world has been asked at least once in his life. When I was young, I remember that I wanted to be a star (I know, pretty conventional, right?). But growing up, I started finding my true self, shaping my own personality and figuring out what, deep inside, I really wan[...]