Traveler Tuesday – Susan of Miss Violetta

Traveler Tuesday – Susan of Miss Violetta

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Today we are going to do something different. From time to time I have interviewees who are travelers, but bloggers. Instead, they are curators of all those wonderful things we collect or want to collect, creating wonderful collections for us travelers to buy (or to send links to our families to buy).

Miss Violetta, the creation by Susan Wildes, is just that. A beautiful collection of curated items that she has found during her channels. Before I share a little more about Miss Violetta…

Let’s meet Susan!

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When and how did you become a traveler?
I got a job as a camp counselor in upstate New York the summer after my freshman year in college. It was a long way from home (Iowa!) I did a ton of exploring on my days off.

Where do you love to travel?
Anywhere with cobblestone streets and/or a white sandy beach.

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Most memorable travel moment:
My first trip to Paris. It was love at first sight.

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What won’t you travel without?
Packing cubes.

A day isn’t complete until I…
Do some sort of exercise, even if it’s just 10 minutes of yoga.

A quirky daily habit of mine is…
I can’t sleep without my white noise machine.

Travel essential – 3 things you always travel with.
Workout clothes, iPad, and sneakers

Name one thing people would be surprised to find in your travel bag:
Electric toothbrush

Perfect travel day from start to finish.
Get up early and read the newspaper or a book at a local café with coffee, fresh pastries, and fruit. Stroll through a flea market/local bazaar or just get lost walking the streets. Take lots of photos, stop into cool shops/boutiques and grab a glass of wine in the late afternoon and do some people watching. Later in the evening head to a restaurant with a great bar and chat with the locals and/or fellow travelers.

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What are your favorite food cities? What restaurants do you go to in each?
San Francisco (Cotogna and Kokkari) and any of the local taquerias in Mexico City.

Have you been anywhere which turned out to be totally different to how you imagined? If so, how?
Puerto Rico. I had no idea they had cobblestone streets there (Old San Juan)! I thought it’d be all beaches.

What has travel taught you?
That I will never stop! It’s my true passion.

Susan’s Lightning Round of Favorites

Hotel: Posado de Santiago, Lake Atitlan, Guatemala.
Airline: Virgin
Airport: SFO
Mode of Transportation: Does snorkeling count?
Travel snack: Chips
Country: It’s a toss up between Mexico and France
Travel Gear: Headphones
Travel App: AFAR
Travel Book: I’m old school and usually print out way too many pages of travel information
Travel Movie: Amelie
Song on your smartphone: Let’s Go Crazy

Thanks Susan!

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43 Comments

  1. Jacqui
    April 12, 2016

    Confession: I had to google what a packing cube is! I agree about SF being the best culinary experience, but disagree about Paris. I haven’t been there in 18 years, but I never felt like I fell in love there. It was disappointing.

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  2. Liz
    April 12, 2016

    YAY Susan!

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  3. Jamie
    April 12, 2016

    I have no idea what travel cubes are, but I bet they’d help me with my sucky packing! My bags are always an overpaked mess. I don’t travel well. I think I need more practice (wink, wink at the bf) but for now I’ll just be happy roaming when and where I can. I’m hoping to go on a nice trip to somewhere sunny later this year. My favorite travel snack is beef jerky.

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  4. Gwendolyn Mulholland
    April 12, 2016

    I need to start using packing cubes because my suitcase usually looks like a hot mess when I am done filling it up. I start off with good intentions. I love to travel and wish we could afford to do it more but maybe one day. I also love the website and think the Thoughtful bracelet is beautiful.

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  5. Sandra Watts
    April 12, 2016

    What beautiful photos. Love that bag too!!!

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  6. Sandra Watts
    April 12, 2016

    I think my favorite is the turkish kilim clutch.

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  7. Cindy B
    April 13, 2016

    I like the turquoise slice necklace

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  8. Brandi Penguins in Pink
    April 13, 2016

    So fun! I would love to travel more, I think it’s a great way to teach my girls about the world. Miss Violetta shop is awesome! Everything is so beautiful! I love that turquoise necklace, it’s stunning!

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  9. roch
    April 13, 2016

    It’s always interesting to read about fellow travelers who have earned a ton of experiences and lessons in their trips. Cobbestone streets and white sandy beaches are my kind of thing, too. I’d also want to go to Bali! 🙂

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  10. Fi Ni Neachtain
    April 14, 2016

    Anywhere with a white sandy beach would be my idea of travel Heaven too. I can understand why Susan wants to go to Bali, it would be a dream destination for me too, it always looks so beautiful in pictures. I also visited Paris once and fell in love too with the city too 🙂

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  11. Tiffany
    April 14, 2016

    Wow! It was so much fun getting to know Susan through your questions and her amazingly open answers! I love that she would never travel without her ipad and sneakers…those would be on my list too. I don’t know about the workout clothes but I would definitely need a comfy pair of pants…LOL

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  12. Dominique
    April 15, 2016

    So many cute items! The giraffes are great. I love the sterling silver darling ring. Gorgeous!

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  13. Dana Rodriguez
    April 16, 2016

    Awesome pictures! I like the Jardin Del Cielo turquoise mochila bag.The giraffes are adorable!

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  14. Jessica
    April 16, 2016

    I like the turquoise slice necklace

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  15. Sharon Kaminski
    April 16, 2016

    My favorite item is the mexican giraffes.

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  16. Robin M
    April 16, 2016

    I like the Green Jade Threader Earrings.

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  17. Sharon C
    April 16, 2016

    The amethyst and brass stacking ring is my favorite. I too enjoy seeing the unique products available when I travel.

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  18. jeani b
    April 16, 2016

    i really love the simple, beautiful ‘thoughtful bracelet’ on the website.

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  19. Faye Gates
    April 17, 2016

    d all their things, but to choose one item, it will be pearl and quartz mala bead necklace.

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  20. Faye Gates
    April 17, 2016

    I was cut off somehow. I just wanted to say that I loved their collection.

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  21. Kathy Hoffer
    April 17, 2016

    I love the giraffes but I also think the blue and gold curved bracelet is really pretty!

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  22. Margie
    April 17, 2016

    I like the red bead and brass necklaces. Thanks for the giveaway.

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  23. Jennifer W
    April 17, 2016

    My favorite item is the yellow block print makeup bag. It looks so cute.

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  24. Angelica
    April 17, 2016

    my favorite item is the gold snake bracelet

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  25. Cheryl Rahkonen
    April 17, 2016

    I visited the Miss Violetta web site and my favorite item is the turquoise mochila bag.

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  26. doug gerard
    April 17, 2016

    I like the Singh carnelian and silver ring, it’s something a guy could wear http://missvioletta.com/collections/rings/products/carnelian-statement-ring however, if I win I will be giving my prize to my mother

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  27. Linda G.
    April 17, 2016

    My favorite is the Mexican striped straw tote!

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  28. Lauren Olivia
    April 18, 2016

    The Jardin Del Cielo turquoise mochila bag is my favorite!

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  29. Kelley
    April 18, 2016

    I need to start using packing cubes

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  30. Sarah
    April 18, 2016

    I love the giraffes, obviously! So cute.

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  31. Nicole Lancaster
    April 18, 2016

    My favorite item from Miss Violetta store is the Wayuu Turquoise Print Mochila bag.

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  32. Carrie Edmunds
    April 18, 2016

    My favorite is the Live Simply Bracelets, but there were so many other things I would like. I will be sure to write the website down an d come back when looking for gifts.

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  33. Carrie Edmunds
    April 19, 2016

    My favorite item is the live simply bracelet, a lot of the stuff is cute though. I will definitely check it out again.

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  34. Darla
    April 20, 2016

    I love th red print mochila bag. So pretty. Second would be moroccan zip clutch

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  35. Hayley S
    April 21, 2016

    I really love the yellow block print makeup bag!

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  36. Brenda white
    April 21, 2016

    I need the Yellow block print makeup bag, it’s beautiful

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  37. Barbara Holbrook
    April 23, 2016

    I do love packing cubes. Found out about the. Last year on my trip to Italy.
    One of fav items is the killim clutch. http://missvioletta.com/collections/bags/products/turquoise-kilim-clutch

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  38. Starla B
    April 23, 2016

    This is awesome and I love their products. I love all of their products but I really am lusting over this red print mochila bag- beautiful!

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  39. Briana
    April 25, 2016

    OMG the snail earrings are so going on my XMas list.

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  40. Sue V
    April 29, 2016

    I like the medium blue striped makeup bag

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  41. Katrina Weiss
    April 30, 2016

    I love the green hematite earrings, they are beautiful.

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  42. Laura Royal
    April 30, 2016

    I love the hook and eye necklace!

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  43. Kelley
    April 30, 2016

    It’s always interesting to read about fellow travelers who have earned a ton of experiences

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