I created the “Travellers’ Tales” section to give other travellers an opportunity to talk about their travels. Today I would like to introduce you to Barbara, a travel blogger based in London. She blogs at Jet-Settera .
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales” , fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
Read about Barbara’s travels here,
- Tell us a bit about yourself
I m a Hungarian-American luxury travel and lifestyle blogger. I currently live in London. I started blogging 2 years ago to share my travel experiences about the 68 countries I have visited. I felt like I had a niche, as I was traveling to many jet-set destinations that most bloggers don’t write about.
- What is your earliest travel memory?
I started traveling at the age of 10, when my parents sent me to England, Belgium and France to explore Europe with my school. Later I attended a German high school and frequently traveled to Germany. At the age of 17, I became a model and started traveling solo between Paris, London, Milan, New York and Tokyo.
- Where was your last holiday?
I’ve just returned from a 12 day long trip to Austria, Germany, Liechtenstein and Italy with a fellow blogger.
- What was the best thing you did there?
It was an amazing journey, traveling across the Alps and exploring Northern-Italy and Tuscany. I never realized how beautiful Austria was.
- What was your best holiday ever? Why?
Always the last holiday I have just been on is the best holiday. All the memories are still fresh in my mind and thinking of the holiday continues to give me a high feeling. Every time I come back from a holiday, I feel like, Gosh, this was the best holiday ever and tell everyone about it.
- What is your favourite travel destination?
I absolutely love Italy and South America. I feel like Italy has everything in one country. It has beautiful landscapes, beaches, great food, amazing history, mind-blowing architecture, nice people. South-America is a fascinating, culturally rich place with amazing people who celebrate life every day.
- What must one do there?
I have so many itineraries for Italy. I love Tuscany and Cinque Terre, I also love Sicily and the Etna. My favourite part is the Amalfi Coast, Positano, Sorrento, and Capri. It is probably one of the most romantic destinations of Europe.
- Who is your favourite travel companion/s?
I have many good friends who I often travel with. I have just traveled with fellow blogger Cynthia Lee for 12 days. She was a fun companion. She gets very excited about every new place she visits.
- Name one item you must have when travelling.
My cell phone is the most important item. I use it for GPS, and to book hotels on various apps. I use it to look for transportation between cities and I use it to take photos and videos and to manage my social media channels.
- Your best travel advice?
If you have the desire to see a place, just go, even if you have to go alone. I have met some fascinating people during my solo travels. It is always surprising who you end up meeting along the journey.
- The one place you want to visit before you die?
Right now, I really want to go to the Maldives.
- Any embarrassing travel moments?
Once I was in Bangkok and we went to see the floating market outside of Bangkok. I managed to rip my linen pants all the way across the back so that my entire butt was uncovered. I had to tie a sweater around my waist to make sure I wasn’t exposing myself to the locals.
- Worst travel experience?
I really didn’t like traveling in Vietnam. I felt like they were ripping me off everywhere. Men were following me around on the streets. They scammed me many times. I didn’t feel safe at all.
- How can people connect with you?
My blog is www.jet-settera.com
Thank you, Barbara , for sharing your fascinating travels with us!
I would love to hear about your travels too. Go to “Travellers’ Tales”, fill in the quick questionnaire and email it to me with your blog links.
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