Apologies ROAMers for the slight delay here. It is indeed almost the middle of April, but spring appears to have sprung over the English North and we’ve been taking full advantage of it. In other news, here are some things we’ve been loving in the last month…
You know a blog must be good when you have to read it in awkward Google translate language and yet still love it all. Lauresque is a Dutch blog run by Amsterdam dwelling Laura. She’s a writer and photographer, vegan and lover of second hand clothing and travelling. Her photos are stunning and she even visited one of our favourite weekend spots The Peak District. She captures her time at home and away with stunning whimsical photographs and dreamy words. We can’t get enough. You can follow her on Instagram too.
We’re big fans of What’s Your Legacy, a video project focusing on Sustainable Fashion. They also occasionally do travel videos and one of the creators behind the project Madara recently visited Tenerife and made this video. Away from the usual vision of Tenerife, she instead explores the hills and captures beautiful colours and ocean scenes. Keep up to date with them on their YouTube channel.
Blog: Mass Journey in Vietnam
We’ve declared our love for Mass Journey quite a few times here on our Favourites list, but we just can’t resist featuring the travelling couple again with their recent photo essay from Vietnam. It’s an intimate and colourful portrait of the country, and features some well known destinations as well as local life and culture. The images are as usual, just breathtaking. Don’t forget to follow them on Instagram to stay up to date with their journey (they are currently in South America!).
We came across Moritz Peters account through a feature he did with The Guardian. We were blown away by his intimate shots of India. They were intense, personal and showed a very different view of travel than what Instagram usually promotes. We love finding travelling creatives who connect with travel in a different way, that’s what ROAM is all about and Moritz Peters might just be our new favourite! Follow him @mori_tz.
Kathi at Watch Me See recently visited the Lake District and found it was a bit of a Vegan Paradise. We love this post, where she explores the countryside, towns and vegan cafes and resturants for a perfect weekend away. Check out the rest of Watch Me See for more explorations around the UK and beyond!
Instagram: Julia Melina in Cuba
We love seeing what you guys come up with on our #ROAMtravels hashtag (which now has over 6,500 images!). One of our recent favourites has been Julia Melina and her adventures in Cuba. She documents the country wonderfully, showcasing it’s people, energy and colourful streets. Follow her @julia_melina.
One of the most inspiring photographers on the web has got to be Rebecca Crook. An educator and photographer from South Africa, she currently lives and works in Nairobi, Kenya. Her work is beautiful, and all the more so because it makes a difference to people’s lives and their education. We love this piece she wrote for Passion Passport, where she talks about her experiences working in different countries in Southern Africa.
So that’s a wrap from us! What have you been loving this month? Let us know in the comments and perhaps it’ll be featured next month!
Annapurna Mellor is a travel photographer, writer and co-founder of Roam Magazine. She fell in love with Asia shortly after graduating and has since spent extensive periods travelling and photographing in India, Nepal, Myanmar and many more. She shoots regularly for brands and publications and her work can be found in National Geographic Traveller Magazine, Lonely Planet, Suitcase and The Guardian. When not on the road, she is based in Manchester, UK.