Print Feature in The National Student

I am proud and excited to share with you guys my feature in the latest print edition of The National Student. It is so wonderful and surreal to see my work in print and I’m very thankful for the National Student for believing in me, giving me so many great opportunities and really helping to launch my career in the field of journalism.

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Students will be distributing copies at universities across the UK, including my very own Exeter University, but you can also check out the whole issue online here – I highly recommend it, it’s full of amazing and talented work! And if you want to read more of my articles for the National Student, click here.

 

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Meet Sammie: adventure photographer and conscious consumer

Recently I was lucky enough to interview adventure photographer, social media influencer and my digital friend Sammie Chan for The National Student.  We talked photo editing tips, favourite travel destinations and Instagram. Here’s an excerpt from the article:

“I recently had the pleasure of talking to Sammie Chan, an incredibly talented adventure photographer, social media influencer, and self-proclaimed conscious consumer based in Toronto.

 

Sammie and I connected through a blogging group about a year ago and since then I have eagerly followed her travels via Instagram and her website. In her bio Sammie says that she is, “just an adventurous soul living her best life”, and this couldn’t be more evident than on her Instagram. She pairs a keen eye for beautiful aesthetics and compelling photographs with an authenticity and thoughtfulness that is often rare on the social platform these days.

In our interview, we discuss everything from favourite travel destinations, to the pros and cons of Instagram as a platform for influencers and travellers:

What sparked your interest in travel photography?

I’ve been fascinated with my parents’ film photos since I was a kid – I always found myself flipping through old photo albums to relive those golden moments, they really tell a story. Funnily enough, I think I really dove into travel photography by appreciating my surroundings where I grew up – in Vancouver, BC. It’s hard not to be inspired by nature there! 

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What tips do you have for aspiring travel photographers? 

I am definitely no expert, but to those who are just starting out and picked up their first camera, I would recommend looking at your surroundings with a different perspective and trying to capture that….”

To read the full interview check it out here

6 best places to spend New Year in the UK

A little delayed as I forgot to put this up here with all the Christmas craziness but better late than never – my new article for the National Student! All of these places are still amazing to visit year round, or you know, you can always start planning next New Year’s early. Here’s an excerpt:

“Christmas is almost upon us so it’s time to start thinking about how you’re going to ring in the New Year. Luckily, you don’t need to go far or spend big to have a fantastic New Year’s Eve, as the UK has some of the best celebrations and destinations in the world, whether you want to start 2018 raging or relaxing. London will always be close to our hearts but there are so many other places in the UK to have an incredible New Year’s Eve worth noting.

Here are some of the most weird and wonderful New Year’s destinations:

  1. Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital comes to life at this magical time of year with Hogmanay, a three-day celebration from the 30th December to the 1st January. Bundle up, wander the city’s streets in full festive swing and enjoy the many events, from the torchlight procession to the New Year’s Eve ‘Concert in the Garden’ (headlined this year by Lily Allen)…”

 

Click here read the rest of the article! Hope you’ve all had an amazing Christmas and stay tuned for my New Year’s blog post xx