Q & A
Updated: Apr 21, 2018
1. Where is my favourite place I have traveled?
This is a question I get asked all the time and its so difficult to answer. I have so many countries that I love for many different reasons! My favourite country for exploring is New Zealand! This country holds such a special place in my heart as it is truly beautiful and the landscapes are unreal. From insane mountain ranges to iced glaciers I honestly don't know how this country can get any better! I love hiking so its perfect for me, there are many mountain ranges to climb with a different breathtaking view each time. Its a beautiful country all year round but the best time to visit is probably spring and autumn time due to the changing colours.
Another country I love is Cambodia, for a completely different reason. It is so rich in history and culture I just find it truly inspiring how the people of Cambodia are so strong and positive after the dreadful history that defines their country. It also has amazing sights to see and visit such as Angkor Wat, a breathtaking UNESCO site that you have to visit if you go there! The people are also incredibly friendly and they don't try to rip you off just because you're a tourist which is always a plus!!
2. Who is my favourite photographer?
Jacob, obviously as I have watched him grow from when he first picked up a camera to now with his crazy creations and unique perspectives. Its not just the skill he has but he is THE hardest worker I have ever met. He inspires me so much and thats why I love him.
Another feed I really love to look at and follow is @dreaming_outloud. The page is owned by a girl called Hailey and I just love how colourful it is and she's always happy, spreading positivity and good vibes. She also has a huge infectious smile! Go check her out!!
3. How is it when travelling becomes photo shoots, do you get to see something new without a camera?
There is such a fine line when it comes to separating work with leisure time! As taking photos and finding unique spots is not only our job but our hobby as well. However I do always ensure that every place we go to I take a moment to appreciate and take in where we are so its not just a go there, snap away and leave. I think its really important for everyone to take a second and really acknowledge where they are and why they are there. This is something I try to practice everyday!
4. How did I meet Jacob?
I met Jacob when we were at college (high school) together at the age of 16. We were in a few of the same classes and grew our relationship from there!
5. Our future projects?
We have a few projects in the pipe line, moving to Bali has allowed us to settle a bit and focus on our future projects a lot more! Such as more workshops in many different and cool locations, YouTube channels and I am hoping to attend some volunteering and do some humanitarian work during this year as well as focusing on the environment and how we can make a positive change such as reducing our usage of plastic!
6. What inspired me to travel / create blog?
I've always been a keen traveller, I was super lucky and traveled a lot when I was younger and went on many holidays as a child which opened my eyes to how different every country is and different cultures. From then I visited a new country at every opportunity and went on my first real backpacking trip to South East Asia when I was 19 and I loved it. I noticed when I arrived back from the trip that not many people I knew in my home town were traveling that much and It made me want to help inspire and give people that push to travel and see the world and thats what I hope to do with my blog.
7. What are my travel tips/ tricks?:
Get a sim card in every country you visit- this will make it a lot easier, being able to use data for maps, to look up cool places and restaurants ect.
Learn a few but important words in the language of the country you are going as it's polite and also not everyone speaks English so it's important to know or jot down some words that will help you along the way.
Go for a walk and get lost! Its the best way to get to know a place super quick and you'll also stumble upon areas and places you usually wouldn't if you were to stick to a map or guide book. Its also super fun and rewarding once you've found your way back and start to recognise and get to know the area!
8. Where would I recommend for romantic getaway?
The most obvious choice... The Maldives!! Its just absolutely beautiful, with white sand and turquoise/ clear water it just makes you feel like you're in paradise! Whilst you're there you literally feel like you have zero worries in the world and its almost as if you have teleported to another world! No matter where you stay in the Maldives its all beautiful, we stayed at Soneva Jani/ Fushi - I have written a whole blog on our stay there so make sure to check that out too!! Link is https://www.hayleyvincent.com/blog-1/why-you-must-go-to-the-maldives
9. 3 essentials I take on my travels?
Eye Mask- Being able to sleep anywhere and everywhere is such an important thing, especially on planes so you can arrive in your new chosen destination feeling refreshed and ready to explore. So ensure you have an eye mask to help you nod off!
Pen and Paper- All my best ideas come to me when I'm on the move so I ensure I have something to jot them down on before I forget!
A tub of Coconut oil- I literally can't live without this stuff! I use it for my teeth, hair, skin and nails. Its one of my essentials. Use it twice a week in your mouth to get whiter teeth. Apply to your skin after you shower to ensure soft and subtle skin, especially if you've been out in the sun all day! For your hair I'd put a mask of this at least once/ twice a week to make sure the sun isn't damaging it and to just give it an oomph for growth and shine.
10. Whats on your bucket list?
Its so hard to put on here everything thats on my bucket list due to it being miles long, but ill give you my top three:
Learn a new language - as I only speak English.
Get my sky diving license - because why not!
Impact/ raise awareness around global impact - We all have a responsibility to ensure we fix what we have done to planet earth. With the amount of plastic being used and found in oceans and on the side of the road its really important we try our best to replace plastic with other materials. As well as making sure we look after the planet I also want to raise awareness for animal welfare as this is another subject that I hold closely to my heart, it kills me when I see animals being mistreated.
I hope you have enjoyed my Q$A and its answered a few questions you may have! I will be doing another one soon so write in the comments any other questions you have or drop me a DM on my instagram @hayley_