Journey & Camera

stories of life & wanderlust

Friday, December 9, 2016

Buxton & Bakewell: An Anniversary Getaway to the Peak District

In the beginning of October, my boyfriend and me travelled to England’s Peak District to celebrate our fifth anniversary. During the four days that we spent among the rolling hills of the Peaks, we went on walks through the countryside, started every morning with a hearty English breakfast, had tea and scones on multiple occasions and toured grand stately homes that I had dreamt of visiting for years. It was the perfect kind of trip for many reasons, the kind of trip that truly makes my heart sing, and yet I have been extraordinarily reluctant to start writing about it on the blog.

Monday, December 5, 2016

A Castle In Switzerland: Visiting Chateau de Chillon at Lake Geneva

This post just really did not want to write itself. I have been staring at the keyboard for a few days now, willing myself to come up with words to fill this oh-so empty word document, and so far everything I have come up with has happily wandered into the trash. I love reading about travel, but I struggle with travel writing because it so plainly draws attention to the areas I struggle with as a writer. I return home from every single trip with vivid memories and impressions that I don’t always know how to replicate in the written word and knowing what I want to say, but not having the means – or rather the ability – to do so makes me feel frustrated quickly.

Friday, November 25, 2016

The Spirit Of November

My blogging friend Miranda and her best friend Sophie recently started a wonderful podcast called Tea & Tattle and in one of their first episodes they talked about the Scandinavian philosophy of Hygge. As I was listening to their discussion, I was standing in the most un-hygge like place you could imagine - an over-crowded train on my way home after a long day of studying, the outside world cold, dark and thorougly uninviting -, but instead of feeling mentally drained and utterly exhausted, I arrived home feeling invigorated and full of positive energy for once. Good company, if only through a podcast, had turned a normally bothersome situation into a pleasurable experience. And since then, I have thought a lot about how accepting where we are in life – both literally and figuratively – is an essential part of finding personal happiness.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Why Seville Was The Most Delightful Surprise Of Our Andalusia Trip

One thing I did not expect to wake up to this morning? Learning that Donald Trump is going to be President of the United States. Yikes. Let's just leave it at that.

It feels like it’s been so long since my last proper travel post that I barely dare to call myself a travel blogger anymore! In between my holiday blogging break in September and my obsession with all things fall in October, I just haven’t really felt all that inspired to write about travel, but with winter fast approaching and no trips on the horizon for the next few months, I have started to feel the need to live vicariously through my past journeys – and that means that I have quite a few travel posts lined up for the next few weeks.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

10 Things That Have Made Me Happy Lately

I’m not sure what’s going on with me lately, but for some reason I have been feeling almost ridiculously happy these past few weeks. In the grand scheme of things, life hasn’t been all that exciting lately – there have been no interesting travels, no special events or major life changes. But these days I just can’t help, but be content about where I am in life right now and where I am headed and after a year that sometimes felt more emotionally tumultous than anything it is great to finally feel a little bit more settled.
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