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Hello! Thank you for stopping by! My name is Eleanna (pronounced eh-leh-ah-nah) and welcome you to my travel & lifestyle blog, Miss Travelist. If you enjoy exploring the world independently and sustainably but in comfort, if you seek authentic local culture and food experiences, while indulging in a little luxury and pampering, then you are in the right place!
I grew up in Athens, but my family originates from Greece, Russia, Romania, New Zealand and Turkey. It was normal to hear many different languages spoken at any given time and we had more relatives abroad than in Greece. As a result, I grew up dreaming about exploring the world and finding out “how people live in other places”.
The purpose of life is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out eagerly and without fear for newer and richer experience.Eleanor Roosevelt
I fell in love with travel ever since my first trip by airplane, when I was four. My parents also enjoyed traveling and we traveled a lot in Greece and Europe as a family. Later, when I had just finished school, I went on my first solo trip abroad. It was the first of many!
Why I blog
Growing up, I wanted to become a journalist (I even published a school newspaper) but instead I was encouraged to study something more predictable and with supposedly better career prospects: Business Administration. After obtaining my degree in Greece, I studied in the UK, in London and Glasgow, from where I got my postgraduate degree.
Upon returning to Greece, I didn’t want to continue in this field. I wasn’t cut out to work in an office. I tried a few other things, until I stumbled on blogging, in 2012.
What is Miss Travelist about?
Miss Travelist exists where authentic travel experiences meet luxury and sustainability.
I created this blog for discerning, modern travelers like you, who often have little time to spend in a destination but wish to explore local cultures and cuisines beyond the tourist traps, while at the same time enjoy sleeping in the comfy bed of an upscale hotel, indulge in a pampering spa ritual or fine dining. It is also about sustainable travel, respecting local communities and the environment, and trying have a positive impact in the destinations we explore.