Travel Blogger Q&A Series – These are the amazing people that travel the world and share their stories on their blogs. Through this series, I aim to share a better understanding of travel bloggers apart from their blogs – a little more on the personal side of travel! Join me in this interview with Steven from Travel To Blank!
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Travel To Blank
Steven is one half of the dynamic duo behind Travel To Blank. He was born and raised in Boston, MA. He has traveled extensively around the United States, hitting all 50 states before he was 23. He graduated from the University of Colorado Boulder with degrees in Jewish Studies and Journalism-News/Editorial. In 2016 he received a Masters in Visual and Digital Media at IE University in Madrid, Spain. Steven has many passions that has lead to his traveling lifestyle; hiking, history and red eyes. His favorite way to get to know a new city or culture is over a local beer.
What is your earliest travel memory?
My earliest travel memory is on a road trip around the United States with my family as a young child. One of my favorite stops at the time was at Mount Rushmore. It might sound funny, but the amazing work of art blasted into the mountainside is not the reason it tops my earliest travel memories. Leaving the park just as it was closing, we stopped at the ice cream stand by the exit. Ordering just one scoop, the server did not want to pack up the rest of the ice cream and served us each around 6 scoops of ice cream. It was the best treat ever!
Have you ever cried at the airport?
I have never cried at an airport as there are never “goodbye”s only “see you later”s.
What’s your travel style?
Depending on what the trip is and who we are traveling with, our travel style varies. Our most common travel style is focused on walking in each city or destination. This not only keeps us active while traveling, but allows us to fully experience a city and increases the chance of finding hidden gems.
What is your favourite city?
What is the weirdest thing you carry while travelling?
What’s the most adventurous thing you’ve done on holiday?
The most adventurous thing I have done while traveling is scuba diving. It might not sound like that extreme of activity, until you remember how hard it is to breath underwater if anything goes wrong.
What do you collect when travelling?
We primarily collect magnets of each destination when traveling. They are small, relatively cheap and do not require any additional care in our luggage.
If you could time travel, which era and area would you choose?
If I could travel to any time in history it would be to 1920s in the United States as many of the National Parks were being formed and there was a huge national push towards environmentalism.
Which is your favourite international meal?
My favorite international meal is shawarma with french fries inside. Delicious and almost nutritious.
What do you miss most about home when you travel?
The biggest thing I miss about home while traveling is a permanent bed, with no need to pack and unpack all the clothes and supplies every few days.
How does travel make you feel?
Travel makes me feel like I am back in school, leaning history, culture, language and religion, but in a much more fun way.
Where is the best party scene?
There is really no place without a party scene, it just might not be the right one for you. You just need to find the right spot in each city for you.
What is your favourite travel-related book?
My favorite travel related book is Into The Wild. It gives an interesting perspective on the beatnik community which still inspires people to this day to get out and explore the world.
Worst piece of travel advice you’ve received?
The worst piece of travel advice I have ever received is simply to stop traveling, because someone else thinks I have traveled too much already. Each person has their own way of traveling and interest in being on the road. Just because someone travels in a different way than you, it does not make it the wrong way.
What’s your ritual when you get to a new destination?
As soon as we arrive to a new destination, we always ask a local for advice on what to visit. No matter how much research we do in advance, there is no better suggestions than from someone who lives there!
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