Alex and Valentina are two young & brave people who decided to leave their jobs and to travel around the world. Being creatives they went on taking bunch of fabulous photos and videos. But more than visual representation, I was fascinated by the deep conclusions and profound meanings these two have found throughout their trip. Was it all so easy? How did they manage their living? From being stuck on a cherry farm in Canada to building a bed in an old minivan and feeling like pilgrims - this adorable couple has done it all. Have dreams - will travel? Read on my interview with Alex to find a few tips on how to make your travel dreams come true.
Sometime ago, YouthTime Correspondent Ekaterina Kuznetsova met Viet Ha Tran, a creative fine art photographer from Vietnam, and interviewed her for our magazine. The amazing life of this businesswoman-by-day and artist-by-night has inspired many YouthTime readers. Taking the next step, Ekaterina now meets Viet Ha for the second time along with her creative partner, Tetyana Kretova, from Ukraine. Viet Ha and Tetyana are colleagues at the IE Business School and have known each other since 2013, when Tetyana started working at IE. As colleagues they have gotten on very well since both are goal-oriented and have ambitious objectives respecting recruiting the best students to study at IE.
Remember our latest interview with young & successful Victoria Suarez before Unleash 2017? Described as an unconventional three-day event, it really went beyond everyone’s expectations. First of all, it happened in a circus. Yep, that’s right. How many conferences have you attended in a Circus? For us it was definitely the first one. YT reporter Kate Kuznetsova spoke to the organizers and participants to see what was so special about Unleash and what to expect next year.
YT contributor Ekaterina Kuznetsova met with Victoria a few days before an exciting event called Unleash organized by young people for young people. Youth Time will be attending Unleash, so if you get a chance to attend, hurry up to sign up to enjoy the Festival & to meet a lot of inspiring people. There are a lot of youth who are eager to start own businesses but it is not always as easy as it seems. Victoria, Head of Community at Pangea, is somebody who made it but also wants to open the doors for the other youngsters. She wants to debunk the myth that young people are incapable of professional work and sufficient results. Listen to Victoria’s story of how she got involved with Pangea, what challenges does she face as a young person and what to expect from Unleash.
The summer is here… Can you hear it knocking on your door? Or is it missing some beat? Well, even if you live in a European country where it’s still cold - let these music festivals warm you up a little! Jump on the plane and follow the sound!
Intuition is real. Vibes are real. Intuition is really just fast pattern recognition, and it can be very accurate. So yeah, if you have a gut feeling that a person or situation is not good, get the hell out. Your brain knows what’s up.
Did you know that today you can make toast by simply riding a bicycle? Yes, that’s right. Just like the phones that you can now charge in Amsterdam Schiphol and Brussels airport just by rolling the pedals. With only thirty minutes of cycling you can charge a telephone. News about the telephone charge isn't new; however, watching a piece of bread be toasted while somebody cycles certainly surprised me. Surprised me and made me think of how many new dimensions technology can offer nowadays.
We live in the age of digital innovations and the rise of technologies. According to statistics gathered by Pocketgamer.biz in 2015, developers are submitting more than 1,000 apps to Apple's App Store per day! With millions of apps available it is really difficult to find the ones that we really need. Young developer Nicolas Lesage has come up with an app that targets students and young people as its primary audience. The idea is simple, yet something that you have not heard of before. I sat down with Nicolas to discuss the idea of FlatShaker - the app that helps you find out about an apartment before moving in.
Have you ever visited Russia, or if not, how much do you know about the country? Russia is really fascinating, and you can get acquainted with its culture without actually visiting it.
Roberto Rivas is a young and talented jewelry & handbag designer from Madrid, Spain. Looking at the original leather bags and handmade designs that the artist creates all by himself, you cannot help but wonder where the inspiration comes from. I sat down with Roberto to discuss his creative path and how he chose to make bags.