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Welcome To Greta’s Travels

First things first, welcome to Greta’s Travels!

As you may have guessed, I’m Greta, and this very originally named blog is all about my travels (I can be so creative sometimes).

I’m from Italy but every time I meet a new person they don’t believe me. My blonde hair combined to my American / Irish / Posh British accent can be very deceiving.

Truth is I grew up in Milan but attended an international school there, which combined to 5 years of living in London has given me a weird accent.

Oh and blonde Italians are much more common than people outside Italy realise.

I am the owner, creator, writer, photographer, videographer, social media manager, SEO expert and everything else involved in running a blog for Greta’s Travels.

I created this blog in November 2016 (although it actually only started as a YouTube channel and Instagram account, this website came later) when fed up of working in a corporate office in London, I decided I needed a creative outlet to share stories and advice about my main passion; travelling.

Chilling at Cala Soraja, my personal favourite beach in the Archipelago della Maddalena

I used to be a creative and adventurous child who wanted to travel the world and save the planet while doing so, which is part of the reason I chose to study Geography at university.

Somewhere along the way I forgot about that and ended up working as a management consultant for a Big Four company (growing up sucks sometimes).

It took me two years of working a job I hated surrounded by people I didn’t like to make the decision to escape the 9-5.

While I may have hated it at the time, I’m glad for those two years of office life, as it made me realise that life is too short to just think about taking a pay check home at the end of the month.

When I looked at partners and senior directors in the company I realised that I didn’t want to be like them in 10 years time.

Anybody that knows me personally will have at least once made fun of me for having FOMO (Fear Of Missing Out).

I started feeling this FOMO, that until then I only used to get at university for parties or social events I was missing, for places I had never seen or experiences I had yet to live.

I would be sat in the office thinking about all the amazing things I could be doing on the other side of the world.

Cheesy travel quotes like “We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us” really resonated with me.

One day the idea that I was missing out on life by being stuck in the office became too much, so I quit and started travelling.

At the top of the First Peak Hike

In this little corner of the internet I have collated all the best videos, photos and advice from my favourite destinations, in the hope you will find them useful and inspiring. 

Whether you are a seasoned globetrotter looking for your next trip inspiration, or a travel newbie looking for travel hacks and advice on where to go, this is the place for you!

I hope you enjoy this blog and that you will find it useful in planning your future trips!

PS. Go any questions about blogging, travelling, or my lifestyle in general? Check out the FAQs I often get! If the question you’re wondering isn’t there just drop me a comment or message on social media!

Scott Brayton

Tuesday 22nd of June 2021

Hi Greta - My wife (52 very fit)and myself 62 (very fit) want to spend time in the Azores hiking. We are not fancy accommodation people. We like to cook ourselves with a smattering of eating out for local flavors. Would like to spend 10 days in the Azores hiking, swimming and walking around. Do you have ideas for us to do this. We are from Seattle Washington.


Floribertus Gremmen

Friday 11th of June 2021

Good afternoon Greta,

Very nice to see your articles about the real live, things that do matter. We have a globetrotters club of wealthy individuals and we are looking for an ambassador to promote the residential developments of our club. Currently residences are ready for opening or under construction in the Bahamas, the Maldives, the Hamptons, Bora Bora, London and Dubai You can reach me on Whatsapp +31685199815

Floribertus Gremmen

Kathy Rogers

Wednesday 26th of May 2021

Visiting Italy in July with my granddaughter. When she leaves, I want to stay on & solo for another 7-10 days. Any tips for an active senior soloing Italy?


Friday 5th of February 2021

wow! this is inspiring. Im in the office right now and thinking of the same thing you did. I fantasizing places I'd wish to go. hope one day I could have strong guts to leave all these things and start to chase places and live the life, how I wanted it to be!

Please keep posting your travels. I followed your blogs for inspiration and for my directions in future travels.

Keep the good vibes and more power!




Saturday 9th of January 2021

Hello Greta,I just wanted to point out that Reykjavík is on the southwestern corner of Iceland, not southeastern as stated in your article.