Continuing my weekly series of questions to other travel bloggers. Let me introduce you to Roma from Roaming Required. Roma has recently taken the leap from full-time employment into being a full-time travel blogger.
So over to Roma from Roaming Required to answer my Travel Questions:
Q1 – When did you become a traveller?
TBH, I think I’ve always been a traveller. My dad travelled a lot for work when I was young and It quickly became a part of life!
Q2 – What kind of traveller are you? Full-time? Part-time? Anytime?
I’m a weekend warrior, a part time traveller. Until recently I worked a full time office job In a very traditional environment, 9 to 5 sort of thing. My husband, Russell, still does that so we still travel the same way we always have. Light luggage, fast trips with jam packed Itineraries.
Q3 – Which country do you originally come from and where do you call home?
I’m a sun-loving, beach-going Australian. I currently live In London, a long way from sandy beaches!
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Q4 – Is there anything you miss from home when you are travelling?
My pillow. I really love my bed and the comforts of your own home.
Q5 – What do you love most about travelling?
The Food! I never considered myself a foodie, but I’m definitely an eatie! I discovered really Interesting flavours and textures from our globetrotting adventures and It just spurs me on to travel even more!
Q6 – And what is your pet hate?
Misbehaving children and slow walkers!
Q7 – Tell us about your favourite trip or place to visit.
Ooo tough question! I think It has to be Chernobyl In Ukraine! I Insisted that we venture off to the for my birthday and It was one of the most memorable experiences of my life, I learnt so much that trip and It’s stayed with me for a long time after.
Q8 – How do you prepare for a trip, are you a last-minute packer or days in advance?
Omg, you saying last minute gives me anxiety! I’m a strict from-a-list packer.
I have numerous lists (by season and activity) and then pack from It. If I don’t pack from It, I leave all sorts of random things behind!
Q9 – What 5 things do you always take on your travels?
Battery pack, noise cancelling headphones (+ a spare), an array of medicines like anti-inflammatories and car sick pills, sunglasses (even In winter!) and a pen (there’s a story about that!)
Q10 – If money was no object, where would you live?
I’d live everywhere! I would follow the seasons and flavours on a whim and enjoy the best of the world all year round!
Q11 – Tell us more about your blog/YouTube channel?
Russell and I started our blog to tell our loved ones back home of our adventures. Six years later, Roaming Required has become a repository of story telling, adventure regaling, travel tips and advice.
We have always written for people like us. – Those working professionals with not much time, but a love of the unknown. We’re not extraordinary people, we’re just like you, your neighbour and your BFF. We work hard and use the little spare cash we have to travel the world. Life Is worth living right?
Q12 – What three blogs inspire you?
I’ve recently become quite fond of YouTube. I can say I’ve never really been a subscriber of YT, but now I like The Endless Adventure – a delightfully entertaining couple who Inspire me to make more video content.
Slashed Beauty for her legit cheap high-street beauty tips!
Shu of DejaShu, she Is always making seriously hungry!
Q13 – And your go-to travel resource?
Pinterest and the blogging community.
Q14 – What advice would you give first-time bloggers?
Be consistent and plan your content.
Q15 – Where are you off to next?
I’m off to Emilia Romagna In Italy then we’re off to Belize!
Quick lowdown of Roma’s favourite:
LCY! (London City Airport)
It’s tiny, and it’s full of business travellers who pack light, know how to queue and don’t faff about!
Favourite Mode of Transportation?
Window seat or aisle?
Aisle, always aisle!
London – the opportunities are endless!
Sydney – because It’s home, and the food scene Is fantastic!
Italy! – Every time I’m there It’s a fantastic experience.
Backpack or Case?
Both! I use a wheelie case and use a backpack as a day bag!
I love the simplicity of Lonely Planet, & the pictures of DK.
“Don’t tell me how educated you are, tell me how much you travelled.”
Thanks, Roma for answering my questions!!
You can keep up with Roma on:
Facebook – https://facebook.com/roamingrequired
Twitter – https://twitter.com/russellofearth
Instagram – http://instagram.com/roamingrequired
Pinterest – https://www.pinterest.co.uk/roamingrequired
YouTube – https://www.youtube.com/user/RoamingRequired/
and of course on her blog – http://roamingrequired.com
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Larch lives a semi-nomadic life. Her life changed 20 years ago when a silly accident left her with restricted use of her right arm and neck and was told she would never work again. She turned her life around, retrained herself and set up as a self-employed website designer. This allowed her to work wherever she was in the world. Her passion for travel led her to start up her travel blog The Silver Nomad, to inspire over 40s to explore new destinations and expand their horizons. In 2019 Larch qualified as a CAA Drone Pilot which she combines with her travels.