In this variant of Celebrity Travel Addicts , we talk the world traveller behind not one but two travel blogs, with Victoria Brewood, American Travel Blogger and Pommie Travels. We talk with Victoria about what sparked her love of travel, why she believes travel is vital, her favourite things! Check out her advice for men and women who wish to journey and discover out where she is off to next!
How did your passion for travel begin?
My mom started taking me on last-minute vacations as a teenager…we’d visit the travel agent in the high street and then the next day we’d be jetting off to Spain or somewhere in Europe. I loved the excitement of last-minute packaging and the enthusiasm! It was so exhilarating. When I was at college while I was there and I moved with my buddy to Portugal I met with a few Aussie backpackers. They informed me that I need to travel to Australia, so that I did. I reserved a backpacking trip and that’s when I caught the travel bug.
What does travel mean to you? Do you feel it’s critical?
I mean, we get one life (as far as we know) so if you know there is a massive wide world out there full of fascinating things, wouldn’t you want to say you’ve seen it before you die? Travel for me has made me more thoughtful, more self respecting…it makes me understand that there’s actually a lot of kindness from the world, which is the contrary of what you see from the press. I have met with so many incredible individuals traveling and I’ve moments to treasure. I think travel actually extends your thinking and broadens your horizons.
You conduct American Travel Blogger, two travel blogs and Pommie Travels. Can you please inform us about these? How can they come about and what makes them distinct from other travel content on the market?
Pommie Travels was. It was the downturn, people n’t hired and that I didn’t really know what to do. I applied for a Masters and has been accepted but could not get a bank loan. I thought about doing a law conversion but in the long run, I decided to save up some cash and go travel. I began so I really write for direct publications or papers Pommie Travels with the aim of getting my job observed, but it ended up being my chief source of income. Along with providing destination information, I write a lot about self and solo journey.
You’re from Manchester, England.
What makes Manchester such a fantastic travel destination? What do you propose when they visit people do there?
More recently I Began American Travel Blogger because I Transferred into the U.S. and I Am so passionate about U.S Journey.
It’s a big state with a landscape that is varied and do and there is a lot to see. The site has become rather popular with those who wish to plan road trips across America, as well as British expats who are moving into the U.S.
Though you’re from England, you have a passion for travel across the United States. What first attracted you to the U.S.?
Manchester is a very underrated city. I love my home city a lot although everyone belongs to London better. Northerners are friendly and the city has a soul to it. For food and drink, visit the Northern Quarter, which looks a bit like New York with its cobbled streets and fire escapes. Of course, when you are into sports, don’t neglect to grab a football match. I’m a Manchester United fan!
How many days/weeks would you traveling in any given year? What types of places do you like to visit?
I think that it was the movies that actually attracted me into the U.S. I’d watch films and think,”a day which will be me!” Finally I booked a visit and I’d never felt so alive. I did a trip around San Francisco, North America visiting LA, Las Vegas, Denver, Chicago, Memphis, Atlanta, New Orleans, Austin, and Toronto. I fell in love with all the U.S because everyone here is optimistic and the joy actually rubs off. In America, people are all about the hustle although in the UK people are complaining and they are super friendly.
What do you want viewers to get and learn from the job?
I travel a whole lot. There was one point in my 20s where I had been on media trips for nearly every evening of the year. I was exhausted. I’d say I travel for as many as 6 months of the year these days. I do trips for perhaps 3-4 days. Some folks may travel and work but I’m simply not one of these — I’d rather take off, actually enjoy it, then contact my notebook when I’m home. This past year I moved to Barcelona, Colombia, Los Angeles, and Cuba. With nightlife too although I favor beachy destinations.
I like people to feel motivated to go areas. Additionally, it doesn’t matter exactly where. It may be exploring your home nation or travel overseas. Traveling on your own doesn’t have to be scary, it’s actually quite a liberating experience and no one will think you are weird for doing it…they will think you are brave! I hope that people will recognize that if you want to be prosperous, put things into practice and actually you only have to stop giving excuses to yourself. It’s all about getting actions that lead to where you want to go.
Give us your’Top 5′ record for a few of the top 3 destinations. Just like even some to-do list of sorts or a mini-guide. It can be anything from your favourite resort, the best place to have lunch, the best sightseeing, etc..
Always a hard one. I’d state Cartagena in Colombia, Portugal (Porto and Lisbon are beautiful) and the south east of France.
How many nations have you visited up to now?
For Cartagena, I would say…
Which are the top 3 favourite cuisines?
I think I’m on 54.
What is your favourite restaurant on the planet? What dish do you recommend there?
Japanese (I could eat sushi Daily ), Chinese, Chinese
What is your travel film?
That is a tough one. I have had so many terrific meals where I think”that is the best meal ever!” And then I forget exactly what I ate and at any time. I adore La Vara in Brooklyn, New York. Get the octopus, the Persian cucumber salad, as well as the eggs.
What is your beloved airport?
Up in the Air with George Clooney
Which city had the friendliest people?
Amsterdam Schiphol is good. I adore the airport in Austin Texas. It’s small and contains a truck, yum!
Who’s your travel companion?
The people are really friendly.
What is the best way to kill time?
My friend Caitlin.
Shecan be down to have fun and’s really go-with-the-flow. I met her in Brazil in a hostel — that I was likely to go all over Brazil but we ended up having a great time and sticking in Rio for three months.
What is the most exotic location you have been taken by your career?
Sleeping. I sleep like a baby on transport.
What is your very best piece?
What are without?
It’s good to have a strategy but also be prepared to divert in the program. You never know who you’ll meet, so sometimes it’s worth going with the flow and seeing where life takes you!
What is your dream destination?
Passport, camera (I’ve got the Panasonic G80), notebook and a credit card which charges no foreign trade fees.
What is your travel quotation?
The Maldives would be nice, still yet to go there
Where are you headed?
“Cover up the Earth before it Insures you” — Dagobert D. Runes
Most probably Miami for Art Basel.
Victoria is content founder and a travel blogger . Into her suitcase to travel across the planet and become her own boss she packed her Broadcast Journalism degree Back in 2008. Since then she’s visited over 54 nations, sharing travel tips and destination information on her blogs PommieTravels.com and AmericanTravelBlogger.com. She now resides in New York, where she bloggers and provides photography services.
Find out More about Victoria Brewood’s travels on PommieTravels.com and AmericanTravelBlogger.com, in Addition to her YouTube Station, Pommie Travels Twitter, American Travel Blogger Twitter, ATB Facebook, PT Facebook, and PT Instagram.