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Traveler Tuesday – Corinne of Reflections en Route

Traveler Tuesday Travel Blogger Interview Series

Although Corinne responded to my Traveler Tuesday interview questions, she is really part of a team, as her husband and sidekick, Jim is more often than not, by her side. This American couple who doesn't seem to spend much time in a America, are the passionate pair behind Reflections en Route. For two people who actually aren't nomadic, they spend a heck of a lot of time on adventures!

Let’s meet travel blogger Corinne!

Traveler Tuesday - Corinne of Reflections in Route_Corinne Jim Romania

[1] When and how did you become a traveler?
I was born a traveler. My mother, back in the 1950s. signed up to teach military children at Air Force bases around the world. She met my father in Ankara, Turkey where they married and had me. They were adventurous and started taking me all over the country immediately. My first camping trip was on the Black Sea when I wasn't even walking.

Traveler Tuesday - Corinne of Reflections in Route_Corinne Black Sea 1963

[2] What kind of traveler do you define yourself as?
I would call myself an eclectic traveler. I've been doing this over half a century and the way I travel keeps evolving. I've taken tours. I've backpacked. I've done some, albeit very little, luxury travel. Really the only thing I've yet to do is take a cruise, and to be honest I'm in no hurry to do that. I'd rather take ferries, trains, or drive. I think driving is my preferred way to travel. That way I'm in complete control of where of going and when I want to stop. Plus, waiting for other people is not my strong point.

[3] What do you love most about traveling?
I love the “newness” of travel. Even if I'm going to a country I've been to countless times before, I plan to do or see something new. I love the motion and the change. I love the idea that the world is not stagnant. It changes; I change. I want to experience those changes. I like the feeling of the unfamiliar. Once I start to feel comfortable someplace, it means I'm ready to go, to move on.

Traveler Tuesday - Corinne of Reflections in Route_Corinne Jim Japan

[4] What do you dislike about traveling?
Nothing. I love it all from start to finish, to memory.

[5] Why should people travel?
Travel is the best teacher. Who said that? It's true. It's taught me to humility, patience, and it has defined who I am.

[6] Travel essentials – 3 things you always travel with.
I only have one – my camera. I got my first one when my dad returned from Vietnam; I was ten years old. We've been inseparable since then.

[7] If you’re a foodie, what's your favorite food city? Do you have a restaurant recommendation?
I do love food. All food. I would say my favorite place to eat is France, anywhere in France. Number two would be Turkey. If you haven't had Turkish food, try it.

[8] What's one location on your bucket list?
I have many, but Antarctica!

[9] Do you have a piece of advice for bloggers starting out?
If you don't love it, don't do it. It's hard work!

Traveler Tuesday - Corinne of Reflections in Route_Corinne Berlin Wall

Corinne's Lightning Round of Favorites

Airport: Changi Singapore
Mode of Transportation: Car
Travel Gear: Map – a real map, not a phone
Travel snack: Ricola original Swiss candy
Song: On the Road Again or Leaving on a Jetplane

Thanks Corinne!

You can keep up with Corinne on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and of course on her blog. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her travel adventures!

How about you? What would you like to know about Corinne?

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  1. Ann F. Snook-Moreau says:

    I agree with her that taking a camera is key. I’m not one of those people who snaps thousands of photos but I do try to document all my travels pretty well. It’s a great way to look back on your trip and boost your memory of it years later.

  2. Traveling to any place without being afraid is wonderful. It’s about becoming open to exploring and learning things outside your comfort zone. The newness of travel sometimes scares me especially when I’m alone. I don’t think I can backpack like her, but when I do, I’d know for sure it’s something I’d consider a big accomplishment.

  3. Reesa Lewandowski says:

    Wow sounds like Corinne is quite the traveler!!! I love hearing about her first camera, what a special memory! I am jealous of her adventurous spirit!

  4. I like hearing about her background and how she has received her traveling genes from her parents. The first camera story is definitely neat. I like hearing about others through a q and a type of series.

  5. I love hearing about the start of travel bloggers and how they got into it. I also enjoy the newness of travel ,that is a great way to put it. I love the idea that everything is ahead of you and you never know what kind of fun awaits you. Never a dull moment with travel, I love it!

  6. I love your advice! Blogging is hard and if you dont love it you will not stick with it. Totally agree! I love exploring new places as well. but often my favorite thing is going back to a place I saw years ago and see the changes.

  7. I’d have to agree with what she said regarding the world changes and she changes – we like different things at a certain age so even a particular destination is new to us when we visit at a different time in our lives. Camera is also my travel must have. Favorite place though for food: Barcelona and Hong Kong.

  8. Gemille Sleweon says:

    I love hearing from people who travel a lot because it’s something that I want to get into more once I graduate from college this year. Traveling is such an amazing experience because we get the opportunity to see and learn more about the world around us. Thanks for sharing!

  9. I loved reading your interview and learning a few things about you. Happy trails!