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Hey travel junkies, want to know how to travel in style, just like the pros? We check in with favorite destinations and what they never leave home without.
So, check this out! travel like the travel liz:
Name: Ilizna (Liz) Esterhuyse
Travel Blog/website: thetravelliz.com
Short Bio: After graduating with a Law degree in my home beautiful home country, South Africa, I couldn’t see myself as a lawyer just yet. At the
age of 23 I packed my bags and flew to Asia. My travel blog follows my craving for quirky adventures, unusual design and good coffee.
How did you first get into travel blogging: I travel because it makes me happy. I started blogging, however, because I wanted a platform to share my stories with family who can’t (always) travel with me.
What do you love most about being a travel blogger: Travel blogging opens doors.
What’s the secret to creating a successful travel blog: I work hard, I travel a lot, and I’m always eager to learn more and to improve my skills… but the secret to creating a succesfull travel blog, I fear, is something I’m still trying to figure out.
How do you get your blog noticed amongst the millions of other blogs out there: Social media!
What advice would you give to fledgling travel bloggers: Blogging is a learning process. The more you write, the better you’ll become.
How do you make money out of travel blogging: Advertisements and sponsored reviews bring in some money, but I get more sponsored products and complimentary accomodation/trips than money.
How do you fit in blogging while on the road: I wake up early and write before the sun is ready for a anoter adventure. Also, I only stay in hotels/hostels with free wifi.
What’s your most epic travel story: I had a dinner interview with a young apprentice geisha in Tokyo. It was pretty epic.
What is your favourite destination so far: I love Italy, Japan, and (of course) South Africa!
What’s been your biggest travel disaster: I once took my mother to a sex park on Jeju Island (becuase I thought it would be a normal art expo). Awkward!
What are your top gadgets that you always take travelling: Camera, cellphone, adapters, chargers & earphones!
What’s your favourite phrase in a foreign language: Italian: “Il dolce far niente!” (The sweetness of doing nothing).
Would you ever do any other job: Yes, but only if I can still travel and write.
What’s next on your bucket list: I want to sleep in the world’s most unique hotels, taste Luwak coffee in Indonesia, and travel to 11 countries in 2014.
Favorite travel blog/website(s) – besides Traveljunkieindonesia.com, of course!: I read so many awesome blogs! I love reading adventurouskate.com, legalnomads.com, waegook-tom.com, jettingaround.com, aladyinlondon.com, breathedreamgo.com, crazysexyfuntraveler.com, … and a few hundred more!
What has travel taught you: Traveling has taught me that an adventurous life is always, always possible.
Best travel tip: Stay curious.
Happy Sustainable Travels!