Today, featured on the blog is a Barcelona-based lady boss, Marta Ostoja! Having already lived in 5 countries and constantly found planning the next adventure, she is always ready to pick-up and go. Encouraging us all to pack our bags and leave our comfort zones far behind, Marta is the person to refer to when you get bitten by the travel bug. Overtime, she has picked up a knack for traveling and shares these experiences, stories and tips on her blog, Where Life is Great, as well as on her Instagram here!
Can you tell us a bit about you and your background? I was born and raised in Warsaw, Poland but I have studied and lived in 5 different countries. I have graduated in Business and Management but after few years of working in creative marketing, I switched to Design. I was a volunteer in the Philippines for 2 months and now since 4 years I am based in Barcelona.
What 3 words would you use to describe yourself? Optimistic, persistent, kind
What inspired your blog? I always traveled a lot and had in mind that I want to live a life full of travels. My friends were often asking me tips on how to find the cheapest flight tickets or about my favorite spots in different cities. And well, that is when I realized that my memory is not that reliable as I thought and decided to write down my favorite spots in a form of a blog. I also love taking pictures and showcasing them online inspires me to improve every time.
What’s your favorite place you’ve traveled to and why? Hawaii is one of my favorite places on Earth. I have traveled there for honeymoon and was instantly in love with the nature, culture and the beauty of this place. Also, I fell in love with Bali and I am seriously considering moving there for some time. I like particularly the spirituality of the island and it is digital nomad scene.
What is your best piece of advice on the first step inspiring travel bloggers should take? Start now and be patient! Blogging takes time and is a rollercoaster of emotions. Treat your blog as a start-up from day one and don’t get discouraged easily. Think who is your target audience and create only for them. Also, collaborate with other bloggers!
What do you think it is about your blog that keeps people coming back for more? I always try to bring as much value as possible. I am constantly searching for new tips and tricks on how to travel further and better without compromising the quality. I show my audience the most beautiful hotels and most unique places.
What do you think it is about your blog that makes it stand out among other travel blogs? I try my best to always come up with new tips and tricks. I want my blog to show a fresh point of view on things that we take for constant. The posts I am most proud of are flight hacking tips that shift your mind on how to look for flights.
I am also trying to incorporate more story telling and fewer travel guides. I believe that people actually want to read stories, just as if you were talking to a friend. That is what makes my blog more memorable.
Where do you see yourself in 10 years? Good question! I am not much of a planning type and I enjoy a lot being spontaneous. What I would like to be true in 10 years is to be happy and healthy, have a family, continue being my own boss (being it blogger or entrepreneur), inspiring people and helping them live their best life.
What are 3 things you can’t live without? My husband (not a thing but I can’t live without him ;), my passport and fresh coconuts!
What do you have planned for your next adventure? For my next adventure, I am going to Santorini and Mykonos to meet other girl bosses from Instagram. I am very excited to meet more inspiring travel women!