Omg, someone’s actually interested to learn more about me! *happy dance*.
I heartily welcome you to my “About” page where you can read my entire life story.
Well ok, maybe not my entire life story but rather the most important parts, defining experiences, why I decided to start this blog, and how I became the person I am today.
So, let’s start!
Hey, it’s me!
My name is Alina and I’m a 25-year-old born in Austria. I grew up in the middle of nowhere just surrounded by trees, mountains,
Since I was a little child, I loved all kinds of adventures and luckily my parents tried to organize family trips as often as possible.
The worst part for me was the time we came back from a trip. I used to cry every time as I didn’t want to return to Austria.
Back then, I already felt at home everywhere in the world and it hasn’t changed much so far!
After finishing secondary school, I decided to attend a high school focused on e-tourism management. Five years later, with my High School Certificate in my hands, I moved to Frankfurt to do an internship as a Guest Service Agent at a hotel.
For six months, I was part of a great team working for a very well-known hotel chain. Yet, the work simply didn’t fulfill me and after the internship ended, I realized hospitality isn’t the right job field for me.
A bit downcasted, confused, and without having any concrete plans, I moved back to Austria.
There I had enough time to focus on my interests and think about what I could do next.
In high school, I had a few subjects related to marketing in general and online marketing. I was really interested in marketing and I was kind of knowledgeable already so I decided to start studying Marketing & Electronic Business.
My main intention was to expand my marketing skills so I could work in the field of Online Marketing or as a Social Media Manager.
When I came back from Frankfurt, I also started growing my Instagram account and after the first semester at college, I finally launched this blog in January 2019. I’ve been working on it for a while and it was a really big deal for me when it went online!
My plan was to grow my travel blog and Social Media while studying but things turned out differently than expected.
In June 2019, I started working part-time for an Austrian start-up in the field of Social Media Marketing and E-Commerce.
It was exactly what I always wanted to do and it was great I could gain some practical experience as well.
So now I had my new part-time job, my blog I wanted to grow and my studies.
Long story short, all these things together were simply too much.
I couldn’t concentrate anymore and even the simplest tasks were overwhelming for me – I knew I had to give up something.
After much contemplation, I decided to give up my studies because of two simple reasons:
First, it was completely different than I’d expected – the courses were focused on electronic business and other subjects rather than online marketing.
Second, I knew all the things we learned about marketing already because I taught them all myself!
Maybe you think my decision was crazy and that I’m stupid, maybe a lot of people wouldn’t have done that. Well, I did and I don’t regret it at all.
As soon as I made that decision, it took a great load off my mind and I knew I did the right thing.
I stopped studying in November 2019 and at the beginning of December, I registered my own small business.
My own small business. Something I’ve always dreamed of.
Today, I have my own clients for whom I manage different Social Media channels and I run my own travel blog that is growing from month to month.
Today, I work more hours a day than ever before, but you know what?
I love it. It’s something I enjoy and that’s why it doesn’t feel like work.
I’m still at the beginning of a long journey to financial success with my own business but I’m super stoked to work hard and make my dream come true. 🙂
Facts About Me
Alright, enough from my not-so-exciting life story, now I want to share a few random facts about me:
- I’ve traveled to 34 countries so far – many more will follow
- I’m passionate about traveling (obviously), photography, fitness, books, books, and more books
- In May 2018, I became a vegan for ethical, environmental, and health reasons
- I need daily meditation and frequent Yoga sessions to help me stay grounded and deal with stress
- I’m obsessed with history and geography and know all the capital cities of all countries in the world – yes seriously.
- I have a snake phobia and even earth- and blindworms make me freak out
- I’m a true animal lover and mom of three cats and one dog
Main Purpose of This Blog
Besides sharing popular destination guides and travel tips in general – I want to give you insights on how it is to travel as a vegan, what plant-based food you can find somewhere, and more! Moreover, I also want to show you some less famous destinations that are worth visiting too.
Alright, I guess that was enough information about me.
Thanks for making it so far and more importantly, thanks for reading my blog. It fills me with so much happiness and I simply can’t put into words how much that means to me. 🙂