Inspiring Interview… Travelling Buzz!

Recently we have started a new series called “Inspiring Interviews”. Here we find some of the most intrepid, inspiring and motivating travellers and bloggers out there who will show you just how possible travel, both long and short term is! We hear their stories about how they managed to visit so many incredible places, how they budget and some of their favourite memories from their amazing travels! Prepare to be inspired!

Our second interview comes from Maria of “Travelling Buzz”, an inspiring Bulgarian traveller who believes with the right attitude anything is possible… and with that she has been making her dreams come true and have some amazing adventures for the past few years!

“Travelling is not expensive. Prada shoes are expensive. When you travel you don’t give money for ‘something’ – you get everything”. Maria, Travelling Buzz

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Biography – Travelling Buzz

Maria is a twenty-something part time traveller from Bulgaria who’s trying to show you that balancing a job and travelling is possible. Her blog, Travelling Buzz, focuses also on budget travel in Europe as well as getting the most out of every trip. When she’s not on the road, she shares stories and places in her home country Bulgaria which will make you want to visit it right away.

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Where are you from and can you give us a little background to your blog?

I’m from Bulgaria, a small and charming country in south-eastern Europe, famous with its cheap prices and rich nature. I blog at www.TravellingBuzz.com about travel in Europe, part time and budget travel tips, and mostly about my home country Bulgaria which is worth visiting.

How long have you been travelling for and where did your journey begin?

I’ve been taking short trips every now and then. This began in 2013 with my very first trip abroad – in Sicily. Since then I am always trying to find a way to travel abroad in my free time and its working. Last year many of my dreams came true and the most memorable ones – travelling to Paris and London. Since these trips I try to convince people it is possible to travel anywhere they want even if they think they don’t have “enough time, money or will”. There are always ways to maximize your time and minimize your outgoings.

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Firstly, why do you travel and what inspired it to become a lifestyle?

I love to see the places from the postcards I grew up with. I got tired of listening to people’s stories about the beautiful places they’ve been to so I made my choice and started dreaming, living and working for my travels. Whenever I have more than 3-4 free days I book a flight and go somewhere new.

What is the most important lesson you have learnt from travelling?

Oh, wow. I like to think I’m still learning. But the most important lesson I’ve learnt thus far is that everything is possible. 2 years ago I was wondering if I would ever, in my life, be able to travel abroad. Now, after so many adventures and trips in my home country and abroad, I’m convinced that nothing is impossible.

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Many people feel long term travel or even travel in general often is expensive or unattainable, how do you finance your travels?

Travelling is not expensive. Prada shoes are expensive. When you travel you don’t give money for ‘something’. You get everything – memories, experience, friends, adventures, stories, opinions, faith, truth, a fresh look on the world…

I finance my trips by saving money every month. I now know I don’t need much and when you dive into this world, you know where to get the best deals. So even 50 Euros a month will make it work and you’ll be able to travel every 2 or 3 months.

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When you travel do you plan ahead or do you just see where it takes you? How does that effect your overall experience and budget?

I’m always planning. It’s just my thing. I love to know where and when I’m going, how long am I staying and even how much I will spend (it’s important to follow your budget). Of course I always end up surprised and most of the times it turns out I didn’t plan everything. But that’s what makes it interesting.

If you would advise people to travel anywhere, where would it be and why?

I’m not an expert but I would suggest Europe. It’s easy to go from one place to another, most of the people speak English. Some places are expensive but if you go off the beaten path you’ll find yourself pleasantly surprised.

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And… where in the world do you most dream of visiting yourself?

Tough one! I really want to see the Northern Lights and this is number one on my bucket list. I want to go to the USA, too. Don’t know when it will happen but I’m sure it will!

What would your best piece of advice be to other travellers and would be travellers out there?

Don’t think about it too much. Money come and go but every trip is one in a lifetime experience. So start travelling now!

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What is your favourite memory whist travelling?

Me seeing the Eiffel tower for the first time. Just… WOW.

What is your life motto, what inspires you to continue to travel and do you feel you will ever stop?

I’ll quote my favourite one: It’s better to see something once than to hear about it a thousand times.

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Be sure to check out: www.travellingbuzz.com
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We also recently did a guest post on Travelling Buzz: Visiting Ukraine and reflections upon the lessons of travel

Check out our other inspiring interviews here: theroamingrenegades.com/InspiringInterviews

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