Traveler Tuesday – Ave & Ronnie of Home Life Abroad
The ladies of Home Life Abroad have a very interesting travel blog concept. Ave and Ronnie both who live far away from their home, culture, family, and friends. Ave is from Estonia and lives in the Canary Islands, Spain. Ronnie is from the Andes Mountains of Bolivia and is living in Israel. Through their blog, they try to bring their readers along on their adventures and everyday life happenings. By sharing the blog, they share the work, which I think is pretty cool!
Let’s meet Ave & Ronnie!
 When and how did you become a traveler?
Ronnie: My parents worked in the airline industry so we had one yearly free flight of our choice. I was bitten by the travel bug very early on when I saw a world so different to my own.
Ave: I think it all started with annual school trips to different neighbouring countries – Latvia, Russia, Finland, Lithuania, etc. Different languages, amazing tourist sights, and new foods got me addicted to traveling.
 What kind of traveler do you define yourself as?
Ronnie: I’m definitely a culinary traveler. The best part of a trip is always the food, and I go out of my way to find unique, local cuisine wherever I go. I love finding new and exciting tastes and learning about the culture of a region based on the cuisine.
Ave: I’m an urban and food traveler. I’m a huge fan of museums, architecture, culture and of course, love to check out new restaurants and bars.
 What do you love most about traveling?
Ronnie: The escape from routine and banality. There is nothing like feeling alive by exploring the world. I love the adventure and I am most taken aback by beautiful and serene landscapes.
Ave: The excitement of discovering new places and cultures. Getting away from the routine and everyday problems.
 What do you dislike about traveling?
Ronnie: The exhaustion. Fun as it is, it’s easy to get exhausted from the schedule, the hikes and excursions, the heat and the long drives and flights.
Ave: The exhaustion for sure. I usually need a couple of days off after my vacation. Another thing that I dislike about traveling are the waiting times and flight cancellations or delays.
 Why should people travel?
Ronnie: There are so many reasons! First and most importantly, because it’s fun. Beyond that, it’s important to open up to other cultures and experiences. There’s a whole world out there full of interesting people, history, delicious food, and stunning landscapes.
Ave: People should travel to broaden their horizons. Life is all about learning and I find that there is no better way to learn than travel. But don’t forget to have fun too!
 What famous person would you like to travel with?
Ronnie: I prefer to travel with my wonderful fiancé over any famous person. 🙂
Ave: I love traveling with my husband, but if I had to choose someone famous, I would have loved to travel with Roald Amundsen.
 Travel essentials – 3 things you always travel with.
Ronnie: My cell phone, an eye cover, and comfortable sports shoes.
Ave: Camera, cell phone, and comfortable footwear.
 If you’re a foodie, what's your favorite food city? Do you have a restaurant recommendation?
Ronnie: It’s so difficult to pick one location because I enjoy all kinds of local flavors and dishes. We found some great spots in Paris and Israel has by far the most amazing salads.
Ave: Andalusia region in southern Spain has an amazing food! We had a week long road trip there last September and I have never eaten better. I totally recommend to try different tostas in Bar Alfalfa in Seville, Mercado Victoria in Cordoba for Cordobese and Spanish delicacies and Casa Balbino in Sanlúcar de Barrameda (Cádiz) for tortilla de camarones.
 What's one location on your bucket list?
Ronnie: I’ve always been enchanted by the history and photos of Guam. I would love to visit the island someday.
Ave: There are so many! But I would love to visit Easter Island and Madagascar one day.
 Do you have a piece of advice for bloggers starting out?
Ronnie: Make friends with other travel bloggers! We can all help each other thrive, share each other’s posts, and follow our travels. One of the best parts about blogging has been meeting amazing people – Ave and I met this way, too!
Ave: I’m with Ronnie! Networking is important and blogger friends will teach you a lot. But the most important thing for every blogger new or experienced is to have fun!
 What are three other blogs that inspire you?
Ave & Ronnie's Lightning Round of Favorites
Ronnie: El Alto International Airport in Bolivia. It’s 4,062 metres (13,327 ft) above sea level and there is nothing like getting out of the plane into that thin, oxygen-less, cold air.
Ave: Lennart Meri Tallinn Airport. It’s the cosiest airport I have ever been to. It’s small, quiet, has a library and lots of fun spaces for kids to play.
Mode of Transportation:
Ronnie: Car – gotta love the roadtrip! We always find neat surprises on the way.
Ave: Car or ferry
City or Country:
Ronnie: Boston has been my absolute favorite so far. It’s so beautiful!
Ave: Cordoba (Spain)
Ronnie: My trusty backpack that holds all I need.
Ave: American Tourister Bon Air Spinner
Ronnie: We discovered Pop-Tarts in our last trip and went crazy for them.
Ave: Haribo Gold-Bears! Every time I fly, I have to have them with me.
Ronnie: Back from Tuichi. Talk about a powerful story.
Ave: Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island.
Ronnie: The Land Before Time. No matter how old I get, this movie still tugs at my heartstrings.
Ronnie: We love rocking out to Sweet Home Alabama in our road trips.
Ave: Toto – Africa
Ronnie: “Life is either a daring adventure or nothing.” – Helen Keller
Ave: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu
Thanks Ave & Ronnie!
You can keep up with Ave & Ronnie on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and of course on their blog. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her travel adventures!
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Comfortable shoes for sure. As I’ve gotten older comfort over style is key!
Thank you so, so much for the feature! <3 We love to meet other travel bloggers and we're so excited to be featured on your site. 🙂
Much love, Ronnie & Ave
I loved reading this interview about Ronnie and Ave. I haven’t done much traveling lately so it was nice to learn more about how they do their thing. Road trips are the only thing we can do right now and I love listening to the songs of America, Toto, and Seals and Crofts while I am driving. 🙂
Oh those are such good photos! I surely wish I could travel more! I wonder how much planning goes into what they will do when they get to their destination?
Traveling is so much fun! Heading to San Diego in September, Paris, Florence and Venice in October and Napa/Sonoma in February!
I’m with these two: Comfortable shoes are an absolute must for me, too, even if walking around in sneakers isn’t that fashionable. Also, I recently started using an eye mask and it’s money!
I love learning about people and things and they look like such a great couple! There adventures sound amazing!
I want to travel more! This is such an inspiring post!