Surf Photography in Southern Sri Lanka

One of the reasons for my month long trip to Sri Lanka was to get in the water and improve my photography amongst the waves. Shooting in the surf is a lot more difficult than people imagine and you have to have some knowledge of that environment before you even get in. Tides, currents, rips…

A Different Kind Of Christmas

“Do your research. Read labels. Buy less. Buy local. And support brands that care.” Christmas is coming, we’re in the countdown stage and already some enthusiastic neighbors have excessive neon lights and decorations blinding you from their sitting room windows. ‘Tis the season to be jolly (although slightly annoying). Christmas is less than 4 weeks…

How do you measure success?

It’s funny how the more and more I talk to different people about success, the more I dislike the word and wonder how this “thing” can be categorized at all. Success is COMPLETELY different to each and every one of us. Take a minute to think about it. What comes to mind when you hear…

BALI

This is definitely the hardest post to write about my travels, because it is indeed the last for now. BALI. What a place, it really really is a surfers paradise and a place I could quite happily spend a lot more of my time. Starting in a jungle we explored Ubud, Seminyak, Kuta, Canggu and…

Island Hopping in Indonesia

So with plans to go from Komodo to Flores and back, we didn’t quite make it all that way unfortunately. It’s a hard realisation when you find you’re running out of time in a country that needs sooo much of it to explore. But yes, our time was running low (and our money even lower…)…

INDIA: a love/hate story

Ohhhh India, where to even begin? Flying out of Singapore and into New Delhi was a shock in itself. One of the cleanest cities in the world to one of the dirtiest in the space of 5 hours. We braced ourselves to leave the airport and enter the dusty Delhi streets, and we were right…

Self Love Club

Hello from Sri Lanka (and a bandaged together Ellie) 👋🏼 I’ve been travelling for 3 months now and mostly it’s been pretty much plain sailing. Yes we’ve had ups and downs, things haven’t happened as we’d planned and we’ve had to miss out or not do things that we thought. There’s been the occasional missed…

Singapore: can you fall in love with a city?

Said to be “The cleanest city in the world,” Singapore is definitely a good contender for this title. Landing in Singapore felt like a completely different world to the tiny Thai airport we’d just left. Everything was so BIG and so clean. The first thing we did was grab a tourist MRT (underground/metro) card and…

Southern Thai Islands

Southern Thailand is a paradise in itself. It’s surprising how different it is to the North and Central parts, each offering something completely unique. The leafy forested North and metropolitan center of Thailand are worlds away from each other and even more so than the beachy idillic South. The islands we loved the most were…

Eco-Friendly SWIMWEAR

I try to make conscious choices about everything I buy, including clothing (I wrote a little about this in my post Stories Behind Things) I’ve recently been packing for a trip away to warmer climates, hence buying swimwear in winter, but I also found out – LIFE HACK  – buying summer clothing in winter is actually…