I’m a European born and raised girl who moved to America three years ago. Not really moved, but decided to be a full-time traveler just so I could be with my boyfriend. My boyfriend has always had a passion for photography and I’ve always had a passion for editing. We both had a passion for travel and that’s how my Instagram was born.
We both enjoyed creating great content, but one thing I must say – I took content creation very seriously from the very beginning because, to me, it was extremely important to create quality content. So I used a DSLR from my very first post.
I wanted to inspire people to set themselves free and get out there to travel and explore. I think the way to “influence” people is by inspiring them and that was my purpose from the very beginning.
I have been lucky enough to visit 2 of my 3 bucket list destinations so far – Bali last year and Maldives this year. Maldives was everything I have ever imagined and more. It is the paradise everyone is talking about and I have already set a goal for myself – to come back here at least once every year.
However, my favourite destination is and always will be Bangkok. It was the first Asian experience I had and my first trip with my boyfriend, Alex. It was during a time when I was feeling incredibly free and my motto was “I want to try everything”.
As you can imagine, I tried everything in Bangkok: eating grasshoppers and bugs, going to ping pong shows (don’t ask), ladyboy shows and whatnot. It was the most fun and liberating experience I’ve ever had.
My favourite travel memory is from Bangkok. The evening when my boyfriend and I went to Khao San Road and I tried insects for the first time. It started raining. No, not raining, pouring and we started running and laughing and dancing in the rain.
To me, that was the definition of freedom, that’s what freedom feels like.
Better To Be Overdressed Than Underdressed
When it comes to travel fashion, it gets a bit more complicated. I’ve loved fashion ever since I can remember and that is probably that moment when you go from your mom picking your outfit to picking your own outfits.
I remember in middle school my mom wouldn’t let me dress too fancy for school so I would stuff my backpack with literally outfits from head to toe and change before entering class.
So I’ve always loved fashion, but when I moved to America I felt like my European style wouldn’t fit in with the shorts, sneakers and t-shirt New York style – which was SO not my style. I’m more the classy type.
If you look back on my posts, you’ll see at the beginning of my Instagram journey I was still trying to find myself or maybe to fit in. I absolutely hated it and every time I would go back to Europe I’d wear my classy, elegant, girlie, latest European trend clothes.
But something happened. Last summer I went on a 1 month trip through Europe and I reconnected with my European style. I felt like people were really appreciating my flowy dresses. And my twirls were making Positano look even prettier.
Now, after 3 years of living abroad, I dress exactly how I feel, no matter where I am. And I don’t try to fit in any more. My motto is “It’s always better to be overdressed than underdressed”.
Travel Fashion Tips: Packing Lists and Luxury Hotels
When I pack for my travels, there’s one item I make sure to take with me – (at least) a flowy dress. I need to twirl in at least one picture. My tip for traveling ladies would be to always think ahead of the locations you’re going to visit and match them in your head with an outfit.
This year, for example, I’m bringing with me some slip skirts and ample shoulder tops for Paris, some see-through light blue overskirts for Maldives that I can easily match with swimsuits or bodysuits, some ample dresses with golden inserts for Dubai and some silky, pastel dresses for Santorini.
Needless to say it will be my best Instatrip yet!
But back to travel! I have been lucky enough to stay in some amazing hotels in the past few years too. I think my most memorable stays were the presidential suite at Belair Sorrento, the suite at 137 Pillars Bangkok – we had a butler, an international cellphone to use for calls and data for free and a huge round bathtub.
In 2020, hopefully, I will be able to check off my bucket list my third dream destination, Tokyo.