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.
1. 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.
2. 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.
3. Where was your last holiday?
4.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.
5. 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.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. The one place you want to visit before you die?
Right now, I really want to go to the Maldives.
12. 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.
13. 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.
14. How can people connect with you?
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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