5 minutes with…presenter, filmmaker + jet setter Monica Walton

By Hannah Barnard on 4th January, 2018

This week we chatted to presenter, filmmaker and jet setter Monica Walton, about drone photography, island life and storytelling.

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Santa Maria, La Habana, Cuba

Where does your passion for traveling come from?

I’ve always loved to travel, I am curious by nature and have a restless soul, so new places always stimulate me.

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Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

What’s your favourite vacation destination and why?
It depends what ‘vacation’ means…I love to actually relax in Little Cayman as the pace is so slow and it’s the true island life. Very relaxing. I love to go to places that have art, culture, interesting people and stories lingering around every corner. It makes it interesting to film.

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Tensing Pen Resort, Jamaica

How did you get into journalism and drone photography?

I’ve always loved telling stories and being creative. I studied multi-media journalism at university and video is a great way to tell a story.

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Little Cayman, Cayman Islands

What are your top tips for taking stunning vacation photos?
I guess to try something different and don’t do what everyone else is doing. Trust your gut and take photos of what inspires you and tells a story.

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Swimming in the Maldives

What are the top 3 destinations you would like to visit this year?
I would love to do a safari, New Orleans and perhaps the Greek Islands.

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Renaissance Island, Aruba

As a Cayman Island resident, what are your top 3 things to do on the islands?

Definitely visit Stingray City and get out on the water in some capacity. Indulge at the many exquisite restaurants. Mix and mingle with the locals and get to know the people, culture and the history here.

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Drone photography in the Maldives

What’s your favorite Instagram picture?

Probably one with my dog. She makes me so happy! Or one of the drone shots of the beaches – drone photography is always great to look at, as you can’t see it for yourself.

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For more travel inspiration and beautiful photography check out Monica Walton’s Instagram channel or visit Beachboxtv.com

Interview with Monica Walton


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