Traveler Tuesday – Marie of Eurotrip Tips

Traveler-Tuesday-on-Misadventures-with-AndiI have only recently met Marie through my AFAR Ambassador activities, but I already adore her blog, Eurotrip Tips! She has Europe as her backyard and takes advantage of it via travels and tales of some of the most beautiful and interesting spots on the continent. She shares her adventures and misadventures as an expat, I found a lot of myself in her recent post, “Things I’m Doing Wrong As An Expat.”

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I am having a great time getting to know some of the other bloggers working with AFAR and I think they are perfect candidates to spotlight for Traveler Tuesday. I’ve already shared interviews with Matt, Charu, Lauren and Lindsey. Today we have Marie!

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

I became a traveler at the age of 19, when I decided to just pack a bag and leave, because we only have one life to live and the world is such a big place, right? Turned out to be more complicated than that. I’ve been a britophile for as long as I can remember, and everyone knows how hard it is to move to the UK, even if you’re from the Commonwealth countries. After much paperwork, tears and desperate sighs, I finally moved to London on a working holiday visa. I lived there for a year, and to this day, it’s the memory I cherish the most from my traveler life.

Traveler Tuesday Marie of Eurotrips Tips

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

Travel is curiosity. Simple as that.

Traveler Tuesday Marie of Eurotrips Tips London

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

Trains, especially in Europe. The network is incredibly spread out, and it’s one of the few modes of transportation where 1st class is affordable. No time is wasted traveling to and from airports, no stressful security checks, and some trains even have free wi-fi and snacks. Plus, hello the scenery. What’s not to like?

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

Catch up on the latest movies. I’m a bit of a workaholic, and I can never justify “wasting time” on watching a movie at home. But in a plane, I have no excuse.

Traveler Tuesday Marie of Eurotrips Tips Travels

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

I’m a big fan of trying iconic dishes in their home country. Be it fish & chips on the beach in Brighton, baguette in Paris, meatballs in Sweden or pasta in Italy… I think my favorite, though, is the night I ate my weight in free (!) tapas in Granada. So delicious!

Traveler Tuesday Marie of Eurotrips Tips French cheese

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

Don’t give up. Most bloggers will abandon their project within the first year, because for the first few months, it feels like you’re only blogging for yourself, and well, your mom. But readers WILL come if you produce quality, compelling content. Perseverance is key here.

[7] Where to next?

England – how surprising! – in April, Slovenia and Canary Islands in May and then Canada in June. So exciting!

Thanks Marie!

You can see all of Marie’s AFAR Highlights and Wanderlists which share her experiences in Paris and beyond as well as keep up with her on her blog EurotripTips or Facebook page and check out her chatter on Twitter. She’s also on Pinterest and Flickr. Wherever you catch her, I am sure you will enjoy her adventures!

15 Comments

  1. Marie
    April 2, 2013

    Thank you so much for featuring me Andi! I’m glad you like my site, and I like yours equally. 🙂

    Reply
    1. Andi Fisher
      April 2, 2013

      @Marie, my pleasure! I love getting to know bloggers!

      Reply
  2. Patrick Bennett
    April 2, 2013

    Great profile! Been a while since I took a train…

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    1. Andi Fisher
      April 2, 2013

      @Patrick, me too, but looks like I will be getting on one tomorrow!

      Reply
  3. Travelogged
    April 2, 2013

    I’m a big fan of Marie’s blog, so I enjoyed learning about her! I agree that travel is curiosity!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      April 2, 2013

      @Liz, thanks so much, I too love discovering more about the people behind the blogs.

      Reply
  4. Jenna
    April 2, 2013

    I love Marie’s posts from France and other places in Europe. Her latest one of photos of the Sainte-Chapelle was stunning! And I completely agree with her about the train for all the reasons she mentioned…by far my favorite mode of transport, especially in Europe.

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    1. Andi Fisher
      April 2, 2013

      @Jenna, I enjoyed riding the TGV a few times between Geneva and Paris for work, but have not gone on a “real” trip. I dream of doing the Orient Express! I am riding the train up to Sacramento tomorrow though, but not quite the same 😉

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  5. Edna
    April 2, 2013

    Ha I’m the same with movies on planes! I can never justify ‘wasting’ the time on the ground but once in the air I’m a movie fiend!

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    1. Andi Fisher
      April 2, 2013

      @Edna, me too although I usually load up a whole bunch of TV series on my iPad and indulge in that guilty pleasure as I don’t watch TV otherwise, unless it is the French news or TV5.

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  6. Insatiable curiosity is such a blessing and curse at the same time haha! I can never ever turn it off!!! Have fun in England.

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  7. Jen
    April 3, 2013

    What a wonderful life, to see the world and all her people. traveling mercies,Marie. I appreciate the blog advice, too.

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  8. Rachel E
    April 3, 2013

    It sound like such an amazing trip. It’s like taking a culinary tour around Europe. It would be interesting to try cheeses of Europe on your travels lol

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  9. gigi n jimmy borden
    November 25, 2013

    this is so cool, i’ve traveled my whole life and have been fortunate enough to see some of the most beautiful countries in the world! I hope you are enjoying it as much as I did!!!

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  10. April
    November 25, 2013

    Gorgeous pictures 🙂

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