Traveler Tuesday – Viktoria of Chronic Wanderlust

Traveler-Tuesday

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You can immediately tell by reading Viki’s About page that she has an infectious personality! Travel blogger extraordinaire who has had some really fun jobs, she  shares her adventures on Chronic Wanderlust, Viki got the bug when she was a teenager and it has still captured her body, mind and soul!

Let’s meet Viktoria!

Travel Blogger - Viktoria of Chronic Wanderlust

[1] When and how did you become a traveler?

I think I was born a traveller and slowly but steadily unwrapped my destiny. A huge step was to go live abroad at the age of 16. My new home was Venezuela, where I lived with two families for a year. Since then my travelling turned into chronic wanderlust.

[2] What is travel to you in 10 words or less?

Freedom and a lifestyle choice.

[3] What is your favorite mode of transportation and why?

Definitely travelling by land! Only this way you can get the distances ad dimensions of a country – forget airplanes, take the bus, train or do a road trip!

Travel Blogger - Viktoria of Chronic Wanderlust

[4] What do you typically do while traveling by plane?

Listen to audiobooks, talk to strangers and sleep.

[5] What is your favorite travel memory involving food?

Tacos in Playa del Carmen, Mexico! My dear friend Janice took me out for dinner and we drove away from the touristy zone and headed into the real city. I wouldn’t have thought about getting food there, but Janice told me the food there was excellent! And I swear – I had my best tacos ever there! I would fly to Mexico just for having dinner there again!

Travel Blogger - Viktoria of Chronic Wanderlust

[6] What is one blogging tip or lesson that you have learned along the way that you can share with my readers?

Write passionately about your passion, everything else will catch up!

 

Thanks Viktoria!

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

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

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Viktoria of Chronic Wanderlust

30 Comments

  1. Samantha Angell
    January 6, 2015

    Wow, that is so cool and brave to move abroad at 16! Like Viktoria, I think I have always been a traveler, and traveled internationally almost every year of my life. Now I live in Sweden. After visiting Oktoberfest in Munich the past two years, I am super curious where Viktoria was when the picture with her dirndl was taken! It doesn’t look like Germany, so I would want to know where she was celebrating.

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    1. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      Hi Samantha!
      Thanks for those kind words! Moving abroad at 16 was tough but well worth it! The photo you can spot above was taken in Central Park in New York City in July 2014! I was there for a week and only wore Dirndls for my entire stay!
      cheers!

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  2. Terri Ramsey Beavers
    January 6, 2015

    Ah what a great travel interview. I love to travel by land as well although I do fly when I have to due to back injuries and not being able to sit for long periods of time. I love to see and read about bloggers who are passionate in what they do. I can’t think of anything more I would like to ask Viktoria that wasn’t already covered.

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  3. Kathy
    January 6, 2015

    I’d love to know what your favorite traveling adventure is? I love to travel although I don’t get to do it very often. I would love to be able to travel more with my family. I have never even been on a plane before!

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    1. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      There’s been so many great travel adventures! But I guess my heart beats for Mexico and I keep returning to this special country! I love Scotland as well, but of course it is so different and not comparable at all! 🙂

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  4. Corina Ramos
    January 6, 2015

    Nice to meet you Viktoria. I love when our relatives from Mexico come for a visit. They are cooking nonstop! I know I gain at least 10 pounds when they’re here :).

    I really admire your travel lifestyle. I missed out on traveling before having kids and now that they’re young adults I’m encouraging them to travel and see the world. My youngest daughter has Germany on her places to visit list.

    Great interview. Have a great day ladies!

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    1. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      Corina! 🙂 what did they cook for you? I love everything but spicy, but they just tend to put jalapenos everywhere 😛
      Don’t think about that you might have missed something before you had kids, but more of the chance to change that now and explore our beautiful world!

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  5. This was such a nice interview. And I agree, the best way to travel is on the road seeing the sights and the things around. In an airplane you mainly see airports. Sometimes traveling isn’t just about the destination but the journey. Thanks for sharing your interview. The tacos had my mouth watering.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      January 12, 2015

      Amy, well put and I totally agree!

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    2. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      Thank you Amy! I just got back from Mexico and I miss all the food and the people there! I can’t wait to go back there!

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  6. MJ
    January 6, 2015

    I am truly intrigued by travel bloggers. Sometimes I wish I could turn back the hands of time and do more traveling before settling down. Now we plan trips around the children which is fun but we can’t wait to have couples trips abroad. I would love an authentic Mexican taco! Or a fresh croissant from Paris!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      January 12, 2015

      @MJ, I hope you get to have both!

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  7. susan quackenbush
    January 6, 2015

    Viktoria sure has an exciting life. I have never been outside of the US and would love to travel someday.

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    1. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      If you are waiting for a sign – then this is it!
      Go and explore and travel! 🙂 Cheers

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  8. Tamara
    January 6, 2015

    I Love reading about other travel bloggers, especially those that travel extensively like Viktoria. I want to know if there is a story behind the dress she is wearing in the photo.

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    1. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      Dear Tamara! Thank you so much for your comment! I love getting feedback and reading about it!
      This dress has a long story – let’s keep it short! This photo was taken last July in New York City as i was part of a competition that I was a finalist of – thanks to the dress! Appearently the judges loved it and decided to send me to NYC! You can find all posts about NYC and the different challenges that I had to complete on my blog here (the best ones are the 1st and the one about Viennese Waltz in Central Park)
      http://www.chronic-wanderlust.com/?s=challenge 🙂 have fun!

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  9. A passionate traveler, indeed! I totally agree with traveling by land, especially by car…I hate to miss anything when I’m traveling. I can also relate to the taco experience! Sometimes you feel like jumping on a plane to back for some amazing food you had before! Great interview! 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      January 12, 2015

      @Christina, there are definitely dishes that call to me, ones I would certainly get on a plane for!

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  10. Giveaways 4 Mom
    January 6, 2015

    What a great interview. Also, I have to say I just love the outfit that she is wearing. It is just so cute. It was nice learning some new things by reading your post tonight.

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    1. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      thank you so much! Muchas gracias!

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  11. i love israel! a lot more than i thought i would when i visited. 🙂 i haven’t really listened to many audiobooks, but it would be perfect on the plane.. and it drowns out all the other noise.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      January 12, 2015

      @Esther, I haven’t tried audio books either, think it would be great on a plane!

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  12. Mai T.
    January 7, 2015

    It’s nice to know a new wanderous soul. I have a question: how do you solve the problem of expense when traveling? Do you have a well-paid job to support your traveling? Or do you have other saving tips to share? Thanks!

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    1. Viktoria
      January 13, 2015

      Dear Mai!
      there is couple of factors about travelling and the costs of it. As I’m still in uni (part-time studies on weekends) and the government funds it, there is no “costs” for me going to uni. I work also part-time and do a lot of smaller jobs if I have time. I have no big expenses – still living with my parents, which is annoying sometimes, but saves a lot of money and allows me to travel that much! One of my tips to gather some money is to not spend any change coins. So whatever is in my purse goes into a jar and when it is full I head to the bank and count it – many times there is a small trip in that jar! 🙂

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  13. Fi Ní Neachtáin
    January 7, 2015

    How lovely to read all about Viktoria and her travels. She’s totally right, travelling by land is amazing, I love taking the train. I hope she has a great time in Israel and does get to visit Germany and Mexico before the year ends too. I’ve also got the travelling bug this year and I can’t wait for all my adventures 🙂

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  14. Krystal
    January 7, 2015

    That is so awesome that the tacos were her favorite in Playa del Carmen! I was there on my honeymoon and we drove through the city, and it was AMAZING. We also had tacos (and tequila) on our stay. I was so impressed with the scenery and the location. I haven’t been to many places, so it makes me happy that an epic world traveller ranks Mexico high up on her list. 🙂

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    1. Andi Fisher
      January 12, 2015

      @Krystal, wow, so cool you were there too! I think I need to go there just for the tacos based on both of you saying how awesome they are there!

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  15. Michelle Hwee
    January 7, 2015

    I absolutely love reading about people’s travels and adventures! They are just so unique and fun to read about. I really love the dress you are wearing, it is just so cute! I also love the food 🙂 It looks delish! I think food is what makes each country stands out. Thank you for sharing your adventures!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      January 12, 2015

      @Michelle, I agree! Vik’s dress is adorable and I love reading about other people’s travel as well!

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  16. molly c
    January 9, 2015

    wow so young! cool interview!

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