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Hampi-ness forever | An Indian Roadtrip | India Part.4

Hampi-ness forever | An Indian Roadtrip | Travelling around India in a converted van with friends by designer Rebecca Hawkes

Piling into the back of a van we painted only a week earlier, with the creations of our imaginations. I have sat upon the roof, painted a moth with her wings outstretched, the night sky steaming past her as if in flight. I full heartedly feel like I am destined to take this journey. I …

A family with No Name | India Part.3

Visiting and traveling in Goa, India as a creative. Finding a family as a solo female traveller in India

  The feeling of coming home. I am shown around the collective as smiling faces turn towards me, welcoming me into a family. I feel at ease even as the lights turn off around me. A power cut, one that I am somewhat reassured is normal, and although I know I should be concerned as …

In five lands | India | Part. 2

Travelling solo in India | Part 2. Design studio in the hills. Maharashtra

Five lands give name to my home in India for three weeks, Panchgani. These flat planes are set out to look across to mountain tops, a fairground in a valley, forests. My home land is that of friends. We spend our nights taking cars off road to the edge of cliff tops to drink beer, …

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 …