#onlyinbarbados 2015

September 21, 2015

Excited to see my itty bitty photo (can you guess which one?) featured at a local photography exhibit. The Frame & Art Co is showcasing photographs captured on mobile phones for by local professional and amateur artists in‪#‎Barbados‬. The ‪#‎onlyinbarbados‬ exhibition highlighting the unique personality of the island: from the everyday to the extraordinary, these images that show the character of Barbados from its fun loving people to its island charm. Be sure to check it out and support local talent.

The exhibition ends on October 17th, so I'll be able to check it out when I get home. 

Proceeds from the sale of my photo go to Dance4life Barbados - an awesome organisation that unites young people through music and dance and empowers them to push back the spread of HIV and AIDS. You should check them out too! They're located in major cities all over the world and do some pretty amazing stuff.

ps: here's my photo, taken in Bridgetown in November 2014 using my Nexus 5.

From Hong Kong to New Delhi

September 9, 2015
Image of Hong Kong via 

As a rule, I don't generally sit down to write any blog posts during my trips, as I like to be as 'unplugged' as possible (even though I'm snapping away on my cameras like a maniac wherever I go - I know you're rolling your eyes at this Zo) but this time, things got a bit out of hand and I flung myself into 2.5 months of travel with a lot less planning than I am used to. 

Usually, I'm better organised and have a few posts scheduled before my trip but this time around I feel like I'm missing out by not getting the inside scoop on some of the places I've been/plan on going to.
With all of this said, I'm asking for your advice (food related & less 'touristy' activities in particular) on the following places in India, where I will be for the next month with my good friend Samarah (more on this later!):
  • New Delhi
  • Agra
  • Varanasi
  • Udaipur
  • Mumbai
Are any of my readers familiar with these places? Anyone up for meeting up or putting me in touch with anyone local to these areas?
Thanks for your feedback on my summer travel posts and photos so far, it really means a lot to me! I always appreciate hearing from those who read this blog and take the time to share their opinions and knowledge with me.

It's 5:45 am: I'm currently typing away and sipping a much needed coffee at Hong Kong International Airport, after a 15 hour flight from Los Angeles with two screaming (but adorable) babies sitting on either side of me. I'm frantically trying to catch up on a few things before heading out to explore the city on a 12 hour layover. I say this to warn you of any rambling or typos coming up...

Luckily, J and I have incredible friends and family who pretty much showed us one of the best trips we've ever had; our West Coast adventure was nothing short of amazing. (Follow up posts on this coming up soon! I'll be better than I was with our Euro trip last year, I promise).

One of my favourite aspects of travel blogging is asking for advice from my Facebook/blogger community before I travel, whether it's via Facebook, my blog or Twitter, so I can plan a robust itinerary comprised of local favourites and popular 'must dos'.

With that, I'm off to check out Hong Kong in a nutshell. Any last minute suggestions? You can reach me at @skiptomalouuu

Next stop: New Delhi!