Courtney Boag teamed up with a bunch of backpacking nomads and the World Vision team to travel throught Vietnam for three months. Travelling and living with individuals from all walks of life from ex politicans (now freelance journalists), to the inspirational volunteers at World Vision, to the local river people of the Mekong Delta, Vietnam opened up to a new dimension of her life.
Snippets from my recent trip to India, a country I've been dreaming of visiting for years. It all started from my obsession with embroidery, patchwork, the hippie movement back in the 60's and 70's, and all the features of intricate detailing. It took me a while but then late last year I left my job and travelled to places I had never been before, with an intention to explore, immerse myself in the culture and express my creativity through film. Dreams really do come true.
On a recent trip to Japan I spent a couple of days visiting islands located in the Seto Inland Sea. Naoshima, Teshima and Inujima have become a must see for those interested in the arts (or nature, or history, or those just purely interested.
Julia Grieves has checked in with another stunning photographic essay of her stint in picturesque Papua New Guinea. Surf, sand, snorkelling, palm trees and a bit of family history. Who could ask for anything more?
Arabesque snake charmers, rustic riads and silver tea pots brimming with mint tea. These are the enduring icons (or clichés) of Morocco that aren’t just limited to film sets but really are easily encountered in an average day in Marrakech. Another thing you can bet on encountering on any given day is traffic. The main streets and arterial roads are seemingly never empty. Tiny taxis, motley mules, clapped out cars and angry trucks hell-bent on mowing everything down join forces to form a never-ending, moving blockade that is near impossible to penetrate.
Ingetje Tadros is an inspiring woman who left her Dutch homeland at the age of just 17 to travel the world. Having travelled the world Ingetje really started chasing her dreams to be a famous photographer kind of late in life... We are so glad that she did! Ingetje's beautiful photographs of cultures from all over the world show compassion and a deep, respectful understanding of the tribal people she captures through the lens.
Ingetje has made her home almost as far away from her Holland as you can get - in Broome, Australia! We caught up with her this week to see if she had any advice for all the aspiring photographers in our Girlosophy community.
Ever dreamed of living in a tree house when you were a kid? Well for some people that dream never dies - and when you live in the Kenyan countryside you might even be able to make it happen! Roaming photographer and writer Jo Stewart was lucky enough to visit and stay in this amazing tree house, and as expected, it was a beautiful and memorable experience....
One of the things that makes the hearts of the Girlo staff sing is when we come across young women making their own way through the world with wit, style and compassion. To travel the world, either alone or together with friends, demands courage, stamina and passion.
A permanent relocation to the Middle East could be celebrated as my most character enhancing journey until now. Unlike a fly by holiday that is logistically pre-empted, moving overseas requires substantial energy, mental accuracy, and frequent reality adjustments. It is a constant navigation through and beyond a web foreign faces, corporate and cultural refinements. The attainment of one goal only leads you to another point that is always shifting. Your world can feel destabilized as though you are living on earth that floats above fault lines.
We have all heard of the “rebound relationship”. If we haven’t had one ourselves, we surely have friends who rushed into one. Vulnerable in the aftermath of a break up, sometimes we are tempted to run straight into the arms of another. Occasionally, this can work out, but often it can cause even more confusion and angst - there has not been enough time to grieve the former relationship, to gain closure or simply room to breathe. It is little wonder, in an age of affordable travel, and adventure as the “new normal”, that rebound relationships are being overtaken by another phenomenon: the “rebound trip”.
The word luxury conjures up instant images of those unattainable beyond-gorgeous far-flung locations, hotel rooms and pools, among other designer things. In many ways has become a bit like another word ‘Success’ – it has become a catchall for having achieved a certain standard. In reality, luxury means different things to different people, and as we evolve, we redefine what that is.