Confused on where we are? I’m taking this moment while my travels are grounded to catch up on my black hole of un-blogged content. Here, I’m picking up on my trip to Bali in March 2017. My apologies for any confusion with the timeline, and thanks for sticking with me. Though it would have been almost impossible to admit at the time, I can now look back and confess simply that I kicked off 2017 in a bit of a slump. I had gotten bogged down in the sadness of the election, of worrying about my family and internalizing their problems, of taking friend drama deeply personally, and of feeling like, well, I was stuck on an island that maybe, after eight years, I had started to grow out of. So when February rolled around, I was ready for a reboot. I attended an incredible, Burning Man-esque festival in Thailand with a big group of friends, I spent a few days falling for Penang with my boyfriend, and then I set off for Bali, just me, just what I needed. I’d had a rush of … [Read more...] about How Bali Blissed Me Out and Brought Me Back to Life • Alex in Wanderland
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"I wanted to capture Paris in all it's glory". Photo: Screengrab Paul Richardson On his first trip to Paris, filmmaker Paul Richardson vowed to capture the city in all its glory. And he did just that, as this impressive time lapse video, called "J'adore Paris" shows. Watch it for yourself. "I had never visited the city before, and was quickly struck with how beautiful it is," says Richardson. The filmmaker spent three weeks in Paris, capturing the essence of the French capital from its most famous monuments, to cafe goers, Velib users and the daily goings on in the high-rise financial district of La Defense. "My aim was to capture the classic sights; ornate buildings and typical Parisian activities, and contrast that to the modern business side, towering glass glad skyscrapers and fast paced life," he said. After three weeks of shooting day and night, he then spent five weeks editing his clips. "I think in total I spent over 400 hours working on this project, which means … [Read more...] about Beauty of Paris captured in time lapse video
This post is sponsored by Make Holidays Greener and I’m here today to tell you about their competition to win a GoPro Hero 5 and share some of my top tips on using a GoPro to get awesome travel photos. To enter the competition to win a GoPro, head over to the Make Holidays Greener site and make a pledge. They’re asking people to make a promise to make a small change to your travel habits that will…you guessed it…make holidays greener, more environmentally friendly, more sustainable and kinder to the communities who are welcoming tourists. Once you’ve made your pledge, you’ll be entered into the competition to win a GoPro! Today I’m sharing my top GoPro tips to get great travel photos with your GoPro. These are all simple and achievable tips and you definitely don’t need to be a photography pro to get awesome GoPro shots during your next holiday! I’ve added in some bonus tips on being a more responsible travel photographer, for … [Read more...] about GoPro Hacks: The simple ways to take awesome travel photos on a GoPro + WIN A GOPRO!
German-born fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld has died, a source at the French fashion house Chanel said on Tuesday, February 19. Reports say he had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.“Today the world lost a giant among men. Karl was so much more than our greatest and most prolific designer—his creative genius was breathtaking and to be his friend was an exceptional gift. Karl was brilliant, he was wicked, he was funny, he was generous beyond measure, and he was deeply kind. I will miss him so very much," editor in chief at Vogue and friend to Lagerfeld Anna Wintour said in an article. 22 PHOTOS Karl Lagerfeld's most iconic quotes See Gallery Karl Lagerfeld's most iconic quotes 'I'm a kind of fashion nymphomaniac who never gets an orgasm." (1984) Pictured: Karl Lagerfeld poses with models on July 23, 1984 at the end of the autumn-winter 1984/1985 Haute Couture collection in Paris. (Photo: PIERRE GUILLAUD/AFP/Getty Images) … [Read more...] about Karl Lagerfeld’s most iconic quotes: ‘Life is not a beauty contest, some [ugly people] are great’
In the heart of the RGS-IBG headquarters in London, in the prestigious Map Room, watched over by portraits of the great and good of exploration’s past, sits a magnificent plaster model of Mount Everest. It’s a gloriously detailed three-dimensional depiction of every crag, every ledge, every precipice and crevasse, a study in white that for most visitors to the Society, bar those lucky few that have braved the mountain’s reality, is the closest they will ever get to exploring Earth’s highest peak (Chimborazo’s claim notwithstanding).But now another form of reality is ready to give us all the chance to share the wonders experienced by Hillary and Tenzing, Mallory and Irvine, Messner, Bonington et al. albeit without the years of training and the ever-present danger of frostbite, hypothermia or worse. The most that will befall you in Everest VR is the danger of looking slightly foolish in front of a crowd as you publicly flail around in a world only you can … [Read more...] about Journey to the top: Climbing Everest in virtual reality