Savannah Grace

#TRLT Tuesday Traveller – Vicki Mattingly

I am excited to introduce Vicki Mattingly – who many of you know as @VoyagerVicki – as today’s Sunday Spotlight! I had the distinct pleasure of meeting her in person in Amsterdam, during one of her visits. She is at your disposal today, so please feel free to ask this well-travelled woman about her adventures in the comments below.
 Pisaq, Peru

Me and the terraced landscape of Pisaq, Peru

She is the founder of Voyager Vicki, a travel blog on cultural heritage travel. Her professional background is in publishing, and her passion is learning about people and other cultures. To do this, she has traveled to 79 countries on six continents and has lived in three other countries.

1. Why do you like taking The Road Less Travelled?
I love learning about non-traditional, off-the-beaten-path destinations that are not as well known as other places and sharing these with others. I think we can learn a lot from people and cultures in all parts of the world.

2. What are your top five destinations?
Spain, Mexico, Romania, Argentina, and Italy are my five favorite countries I’ve been to. Jerusalem, Paris, Istanbul, Hong Kong, and New York City are probably my five favorite cities.

3. What destinations are you most keen to visit?
Georgia, Armenia, Iran, Antarctica, the former Yugoslav countries, South Africa, Brazil, Lebanon, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan are the places I haven’t been that I’m most interested in visiting.

4. Share the story of one of your favourite travel photos.

children in India
This photo was taken in the early morning (I got up before sunrise) at the Pushkar Camel Fair in India of two friendly kids who happened to be out in front of their parents’ store before things opened.

5. What is the best piece of travel advice you can share?
Make sure you bring the following: Less clothes than you think you’ll need, more money than you think you’ll need, and an open mind and sense of adventure for whatever you may experience

6.Q: How did you find out about #TRLT Twitter Chat and what is it about the community and joining that you love most?

I found out about #TRLT probably from the Travelogx schedule of travel Twitter chats. I love the supportive, friendly, well-traveled group of chatters that I meet every Tuesday. I learn about new places and more about places I’ve been, and get to share my knowledge to help others in their travels. And iI’s nice to have a “travel family”.

Summer sunset in the Latin Quarter, Paris

Summer sunset in the Latin Quarter, Paris

St. Andrew’s Church at Night - Kiev, Ukraine

St. Andrew’s Church at Night – Kiev, Ukraine

Street performers and young fan in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Street performers and young fan in Santiago de Compostela, Spain

Morning ritual in Varanasi, India

Morning ritual in Varanasi, India

Standing Buddha at Sarnath, near Varanasi, India

Standing Buddha at Sarnath, near Varanasi, India

Window in Nizwah Castle, Oman

Window in Nizwah Castle, Oman

Ahu Tongariki on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Ahu Tongariki on Rapa Nui (Easter Island)

Women chatting in Alausí, central Ecuador

Women chatting in Alausí, central Ecuador

Be sure to connect with Vicki Mattingly on her other social media, accounts, as well:
Twitter/Facebook/instagram/pinterest/google+/youtube/linkedin/stumbleupon

If you LOVE travelling as much as we do and want to share your stories and pics with like-minded people join us today for our chat on Health at 1pmNYC/6pmUK time on Twitter! Don’t forget to use the #TRLT hashtag. See you then!

For more info on how to participate in #TRLT on Twitter and what our upcoming topic and Qs are, click HERE

Stay tuned for next week’s interview with #TRLT Tuesday Traveller –

Savannah Grace

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