Lulu Escapes meets: Vanesa from Takeoff With Love
Vanesa, originally from Slovenia, is currently based in the US and runs the blog Takeoff With Love. She is always travelling somewhere new and exciting around the world and her photos on social media really make you want to visit each destination. She hopes to really inspire you with her blog where she shares all her travel stories, fashion and lifestyle tips. This interview will allow you to get to know more about this romantic girl who's passionate about love and the beautiful things of life.
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What’s the most beautiful destination you’ve visited so far?
I would have to pick Dominican Republic, Punta Cana. I just love Caribbean sea and latin culture.
Are you blogging full time? When did you start your travel blog?
Yes, blogging is my full time job. I started at the beginning of this year. So far so good, but it requites a lot of hard work.
What do you find the most challenging about travel blogging?
Making your name in travel industry. You need to build a trusted brand for possible clients. And to do that you need to be devoted and professional. There are so many travel bloggers out there, so you have to find a way to stand out.
What has been your most memorable travel experience?
Probably Brasil. I've been to Brasil twice, first time in Sao Paulo and second time Rio de Janeiro. Brasil is just special. But one of the most memorable moments was when mini monkeys stole my lunch.
You’re from Slovenia right? Any top recommendations of places to visit?
Yes! I'm originally from Slovenia but right now living in USA. But Slovenia will always be my home, no matter where I unpack my luggage. Slovenia is a pearl of Europe, that was for years hidden in all the European beauty. But now it gets all the glory that it deserves. I would definitely recommend Lake Bled, River Soca and the lovely Slovenian coast. Piran will take your breath away!
Who do you travel with? And who takes all of your stunning pictures?
With my partner. I never go anwhere without him. He does take amazing photos, but to be honest we did a lot of training for the result that we get now.
Do you prefer beach escapes or city escapes?
Both! Every place has a special energy, and I'm all about discovering new places and cultures. But we definetely do the combination of both.
What has been your most interesting work collaboration to date?
Ohh, just recently I wen't to beautiful Sarajevo with Adria Airways. Sarajevo has some sad memories, but the history and hospitalty of people make this place one of the most charming places I've ever visited.
If you were a flower which one would it be (and why)?
Rose! With no doubt. Roses are symbolyzing love and I'm all about romantic love. The word is even included in the name of my blog Takeoff With Love, as I believe this is the key for a happy and fullfiled life.
Where are you travelling to next?
I'm still visiting my parents now in Slovenia, but in the upcoming weeks I will be travelling to New York and then I will be going back to Italy.