Travel

Of chaos & beauty | India | Part 1.

Of Chaos & beauty | Travel female solo in India a designers trip

My stomach is filled with a weight, a slight nausea. Is it excitement or is it fear? I do not know the two have become so mingled I cannot identify a logical explanation. I cannot begin to set expectations. To imagine the world I am to set my feet upon. I have of course, heard …

How to eat vegan while travelling

An easy guide to eating vegan when travelling! Healthy plant-based tips for travellers embracing remote living from ethical graphic designer Rebecca Hawkes

Travel and ethical can sometimes verge too close to the realm of opposites. But when it comes to eating a vegan diet while travelling, you may be surprised to hear how easy it can be. In my own day to day routine I try to consciously make a difference whenever I get the option. This …

Staying present while traveling

Stay present while traveling Tips on curing home sickness & appreciating the present moment while on the road

I dance the night away with friends, I smile with tears forming in the creases of my eyes, both bliss in feeling free but sadness in the knowledge that this moment, along with many more, is fleeting. I capture these moments with my lens but also as screenshots of my mind. It is night time …

Iceland

Travels in Iceland | by Rebecca Hawkes

Night that never comes and light that never ends. Summer in Iceland is both beautiful in its full midnight sun glory and in its soft clear day- light that highlights waterfalls, mountains and volcanos. A lifetime of stories told by Icelandic friends and with a dream of seeing into the world so many have photographed …

Leaving Oslo

This post is a long time coming and even three months after the fact I do not have the words to describe packing up all belongings to fit within the space of a backpack and to leave my adopted home of Oslo. One of the most vulnerable decisions I have made but one fuled by …

Geilo

Travel in Norway | Geilo by Rebecca Hawkes

A few months ago, myself, a housemate and soon-to-be friends from Bulgaria rented a car and a cabin in Geilo, Norway. There is still so much of Norway, that I have yet to explore. Geilo, at only a few hours drive from Oslo (as well as Bergen) was the perfect get away for a few …

Work Remotely | How to live and work where the wild things are

Work Remotely | How to live and work where the wild things are

Slowly, piece by piece, item by item I moved my home across an ocean to Norway. Without planning for the future I set myself up for a new life in Scandinavia and one that I would support with my creative outpouring. Six years ago the remote lifestyle was not on my radar. I started work …

Living is in the Adventure

It is difficult to pack up your stuff, and leave town. I know this deeply right now as I attempt to untangle myself from years of home-making to once again hitch a backpack on and take to the road. There is limitations in not just the ‘stuff’ and ‘things’ we surround ourselves with but also …

Reaching the Pinnacles

Reaching the Pinnacles | Adventures in California | Rebecca Hawkes

  With all creative endeavours you need to refill the creative tanks. My refill came a few weeks ago with a trip along the West Coast of California. Timing the trip to fit with Designer Vaca in Palm Springs and bridging the trip by starting in San Francisco and visiting friends, my road trip took …

Eating sustainably in Copenhagen

Eating sustainably in Copenhagen | Kost in Vesterbro | by Rebecca Hawkes

Denmark, stands out with a reputation and perception of sustainability. The Danes were born with a bike between their legs, windmills on their coastline and organic food filling the lunch plates in schools. In recent years they have become known for the lengths they go to make organic and eco friendly sourced products the staple …