Our interview with Flora from Floratheexplorer.com Travel Blog:
Why did you start travelling?
I’ve always been fascinated by how people all over the world live. I think knowing that I could learn and discover so much about people from different cultures and countries by visiting those countries made me intent on travelling a lot from an early age!
What is the most important during your travels?
I think it’s important to keep in contact with your family and friends back home. It’s so easy to go for weeks without speaking, but those people are who’ve supported you through your decision to travel (and who welcome you back afterward!) so they deserve some contact. That’s also why blogging is so useful as they can keep up with what you’re doing!
What is the most important experience that you had during your travels?
There have been too many to count! Particular occasions that spring to mind are when locals have actively taken the time to show me something special to them, or engaged me in conversation. Those moments are unforgettable.
What is the most beautiful place that you have been to?
I remember visiting the Grand Canyon in the USA with my dad while I was studying in San Francisco (a year abroad at university) and it was all covered with snow and was absolutely beautiful. Also every single landscape I’ve ever seen in Iceland has repeatedly taken my breath away.
What do you avoid when you travel?
I tend to stay away from chain restaurants and stores, and I don’t really like organised trips on buses or boats. I’ve been on a few of them, though..
What is your biggest travel dream?
To work with travellers and volunteer organisations around the world to promote ethical volunteering as an integral part of the usual trip abroad.
What are you favourites travelers? Which blogs do you read?
I love Candace Rose Rardon at ‘The Great Affair’ and Mike Sowden at ‘Fevered Mutterings’. Both write in styles that I admire greatly and would love to emulate.