Parallel Worlds

[two pro travel journalists turn amateur bloggers]

How to travel like a pro

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Maciej Dakowicz, The WideAngle] What’s the secret to stepping off a plane and looking like you know exactly what you’re doing? To avoiding … Continue reading

September 3, 2013 · 3 Comments

Have maternity leave, will backpack

[words and photograph © Christopher Herwig / The WideAngle] Maternity leave should be a time for caring for your new bundle of joy, feeding him, changing his diapers and rocking him … Continue reading

April 15, 2013 · 4 Comments

Chasing the big picture

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Eric Nathan, The WideAngle] An experienced BBC photographer once summed up the challenges faced by assignment photographers about as succinctly as I’ve ever heard … Continue reading

April 3, 2013 · Leave a comment

Behind the lens: Baba G

[words and photograph © Ingetje Tadros / The WideAngle] I was staying in Varanasi, India, when I shot this image. One day I decided to go for a very early … Continue reading

April 1, 2013 · 1 Comment

The 12 commandments – for luxury hotels

[words Mark Eveleigh / photograph Jonathan Perugia, The WideAngle] During almost two decades as travel journalists, we’ve stayed in grungy backpacker ghettos everywhere from Delhi to Vic Falls to Mexico … Continue reading

November 14, 2012 · 2 Comments

Inspiration for Halloween

 [photographs © Boaz Rottem, Rodolphe Simeon, Steve Davey & Tito Herrera / all The WideAngle] If you’ve not yet found your costume for Halloween, there’s no need to panic. All … Continue reading

October 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

The stuff we collect

[words by Matthew Teller / photograph © Maciej Dakowicz, The WideAngle] On a shelf I’ve got a fragment of thin, carefully painted 2,000-year-old pottery I picked up years ago in … Continue reading

June 27, 2012 · 1 Comment

India: This is why we travel

[photographs © Steve Davey, Maciej Dakowicz, Luke Duggleby, Swiatek Wojtkowiak, Nick Garbutt, Aditya Singh, Sanjay Arora, all The WideAngle] India: a land where the bizarre, the colourful, the craziness, is … Continue reading

May 30, 2012 · 1 Comment

Brazil’s lethal backstreet ballet

[words by Mark Eveleigh / photograph © Tatiana Cardeal, The WideAngle] “Just take your time and find your ginga,” Wagner Rocha Gonçalves is telling me. ‘Ginga’ translates as ‘rhythm’ in Portuguese, and this is … Continue reading

May 14, 2012 · Leave a comment

The painted dogs of Africa

[words Narina Exelby / photograph © Dale Morris, The WideAngle] The gentle, early evening sky was deceptive: there was no peace in the twilight. If your ears hadn’t tuned in … Continue reading

May 11, 2012 · Leave a comment

Venture into the wild

[photograph © Dale Morris, The WideAngle] There’s something very humbling about sitting out in the wild. About watching animals thrive in their natural habitat and being reminded that without the … Continue reading

May 8, 2012 · 4 Comments

Your guide to style guides

[intro by Narina Exelby / photograph Sanjay Arora, The WideAngle] Style guides. If you’re serious about writing and haven’t heard of ’em, or think we’re talking what to wear this … Continue reading

May 4, 2012 · 3 Comments

How to capture movement

[photograph © Jacques Marais, The WideAngle] Some of the most memorable moments from your travels probably involved one of the hardest things to capture on camera: movement. That man in … Continue reading

May 2, 2012 · 1 Comment

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