2018 starts with a Greek goddess, travel blogger and tourism professional. Chrysoula of Travel Passionate is based in Athens, Greece. A writer after my own francophile heart, she writes in both English and French for her travel blog focusing on luxury travel around Europe.
She’s traveled extensively throughout Europe for the past 25 years and has no intention of slowing down. She loves to explore the local culture and gastronomy of the places she visits.
Let’s meet travel blogger Chrysoula!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
I have been traveling since I was 4 years old. Every summer I would visit my grandparents on two different Greek islands. It was a long 10-hour journey by boat to get there but I was always happy to do it. At the age of 9 my mum took me at my first trip abroad to Italy.
 What kind of traveler do you define yourself as?
I started as a mid-range traveler and now I have turned into a luxury traveler. I have never traveled with a backpack or stayed in a hostel. I always preferred to travel comfortably than spending my money on drinks and expensive clothes.
 What do you love most about traveling?
I love everything about traveling but most importantly learning about new cultures, trying different types of food and seeing how other people live.
 What do you dislike about traveling?
I am not fond of packing. Although the last years I have managed to pack light it takes me forever to decide what to take with me. I also don’t like leaving my husband and dog behind.
 Why should people travel?
People travel for different reasons but I think that through traveling you open your horizons, you learn about different cultures and ways of living and ultimately I think you become a better person.
 What famous person would you like to travel with?
I would love to travel with my favorite singer Robbie Williams. He has an incredible sense of humor and it will be a great company to travel with.
 Travel essentials – 3 things you always travel with
I always travel with my camera, my mobile, and laptop.
 If you’re a foodie, what's your favorite food city? Do you have a restaurant recommendation?
I love Italian food and wine. I always eat at La Prosciutteria when I am in Italy. They serve Italian meats and cheeses which you can accompany with Italian wine. They have restaurants in many Italian cities like Rome, Florence, Milan, and Naples.
 What's one location on your bucket list?
Iceland for the incredible landscape.
 Do you have a piece of advice for bloggers starting out?
Focus on SEO from day one.
Chrysoula's Lightning Round of Favorites
Mode of Transportation: Airplane
City or Country: Country Italy and city Edinburgh.
Travel Gear: power bank
Travel snack: Cadbury Flake chocolate
Book: Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
Movie: Indiana Jones
Song: Feel Robbie Williams
How about you? What would you like to know about Chrysoula?
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