Globetrotters- Lost Not Found

Candiss from Lost Not Found and I have two things in common, probably more things but two for certain, and that is we both love to travel and we both love photography. Her blog is full of wonderful stories and pictures from her adventures and her Instagram account has photographs that share her experiences more than words ever could. It’s a match made in heaven.

The best part of reading other travel blogs is finding new destinations to visit and seeing places you’ve always wanted to visit come to life. I’ve always wanted to go to New Orleans. The music, the buildings, the smells, the sounds and the southern charm. This post from Candiss literally makes me want to book up a flight right now and go get absorbed in the atmosphere that you can see without even being there It just looks like SOOO much fun! I love that you can be an armchair traveller just by reading someone else’s words and seeing the world through their eyes.

You need to check out Candiss’s blog but you also need to make sure you check out her portfolio tab as the photographs are STUNNING. I am a huge sucker for beautiful photographs and these are next level. I’ve included all links to Candiss’s blog and social channels so you keep up to date with her stories, tips and some serious travel inspo.

Handing over to Candiss…

Hi, I am a native Californian and ex-fashion industry professional, I decided a year ago to ditch the high-stress life I was living for 6 1/2 years in NYC and return home to focus on photography and travel my two true loves. I have been to 21 countries in the 5 years I have seriously been travelling (most of those while still working full time) and I hope to add plenty more in this new chapter of my life.

What do you enjoy most about travelling?

I enjoy experiencing cultures that are different than mine and growing and learning about our world and myself through these experiences. I also enjoy catching up with my lovely friends that are scattered around the world as well 🙂

Why do you think travelling is important?

I think travel is important because it takes you out of your comfort zone and forces you to reconsider your preconceived notions. The more people you meet and listen to the more you realise how similar we all are throughout this wide world of ours.

What is your favourite photograph from your travels?

My current favourite is one of the first shots I took in Cuba. It is from the inside of a restaurant and all you can really see is through the window with the pale coloured walls on the opposing side of the street and a blur of an old American car driving by.

Which is your favourite type of travel/holiday- sun, snow, sea, city, mountains, country?

My favourite type of travel isn’t so much type of place as experience when there. I love travelling anywhere where I am privy to a local perspective of the place.

Who do you usually travel with?

I have generally travel by myself between destinations but meet up with friends along the way as I am lucky to know people all over or have friends that want to meet up! More and more though I am travelling purely solo and enjoying that perspective as well.

If you were to give one piece of travel advice what would it be?

Just go, there will always be reasons that now is not the best time but just do it because you never know what life may throw at you in the future.

Tell us the funniest story or a mishap from one of your adventures?

Oh, there are quite a few haha, but one of the most annoying mishaps was in Morocco. I let my friend buy our return train tickets from Tangier to Marrakech for what I thought was the right day but it turned out they were purchased for the wrong day. Instead of riding the overnight train in a relatively comfortable sleeper car we were stuck in an 8 seat compartment. After much confusion with where our seats actually were, there was thankfully only us and one other girl but it was an uncomfortable ride, to say the least!

Where is your favourite place that you’ve been to?

This is a hard one but it would have to be the island of Kyushu of Japan. I went to a few different cities and the countryside and everything about it was magical. It doesn’t hurt that almost everything I ate on that trip was AMAZING!!

Where was one place that didn’t live up to the hype?

For me, this will always be Paris. Maybe my first experience there being a really really stressful work experience spoiled the whole place but I’ve been back 3 times since and I still just don’t get the attraction to it. Sure it’s pretty but Paris just has never had a hold on me…

 Tell us one place/experience on your bucket list?

There are so many! The ultimate would probably be visiting Bhutan but the next one I plan on checking off the list is a month in Vietnam (hopefully in October!)

What is the one thing you wouldn’t travel without.

My camera equipment! As a photographer, I would forgo most things to make sure my gear is with me to document my travels.

What can readers find on your blog?

Lost Not Found is a focused on telling stories of travel through narrative essays, high-quality imagery, and practical destination guides.

Follow Candiss here


26 Comments Add yours

  1. Some amazing answers! I checked out the New Orleans post and what a city! I’m rather jealous its on my bucket-list and that post has made my wanderlust to go even greater 😉

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    1. I know right!! After reading it I just wanted to get on the next plane!

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  2. Ritu says:

    Great answers! I’d love to have the means to travel freely!!!

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    1. I would be amazing wouldn’t it!

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      1. Ritu says:

        Oh man would it! I was lucky enough to spend summers in Kenya, to see parts of India. I have been to Canada, the US, Russia, France, Spain, Finland, Barbados, St Lucia and Jamaica…. But they were all trips from a while ago, and family orientated, so to go, and just explore… all those other countries out there, would be amazing!

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  3. I love finding new travel bloggers to follow. Thanks! I also agree about Paris. I wasn’t that impressed.

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    1. Yeah I love finding other travel bloggers too! it’s great to hear others tales isn’t it!


  4. I loved this interview! I live vicariously through travel bloggers and they are instrumental in my planning when I’m visiting somewhere new – I’ve been furiously reading up on travel blogs of NYC for my honeymoon…

    I’d love to visit Bhutan too!

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    1. You are going to looooove NYC!! So much to see, do, explore and eat. Bet you can’t wait to get there.


  5. Modern Gypsy says:

    Makes me wish I could pick up a camera and a backpack and travel freely. But since that’s not happening any time soon, I’ll live vicariously through the amazing travel bloggers I find on the inter webs. 🙂

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    1. Haha it would be amazing to spend life travelling and not having to do the 9-5 wouldn’t it!


  6. Great interview and answers – few could have been mine!! Travel is such an incredible experience wish more people could do it and take something away from it. Thank you. ps Eastern Canada is lovely!!!!!

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    1. Ohh Canada has been on my list for years! I’m desperate to get there.


  7. Phil Taylor says:

    Fantastic! I love travel blogs like yours. Thank you for introducing me to a knew one. On my way to follow Candiss now!

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  8. As you know I do enjoy your blog Melanie, another informative read x

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  9. Really fun guest post. Thanks for introducing me to a fellow traveler!

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  10. What a fantastic interview! I am loving Candiss’s photography!

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by! She’s got awesome pictures doesn’t she!


  11. seaangel4444 says:

    Very cool indeed! I found it interesting that Paris was a disappointment as everyone I have talked to feels the same way! Perhaps it is the hype about it that causes some disappointment. Cher xo

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    1. I know I’m on the other side I love Paris but I think it’s a combination of the memories I have with friends and family there and not just the city as a whole. I guess it can get over hyped x

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      1. seaangel4444 says:

        That makes total sense for sure! Cher xo

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  12. lifeintrips says:

    Incredible interview… great going… you should also try Sikkim in India you will love it…

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