As far as travelling goes, I’m always doing my utmost to try and inspire people to get out and travel to Poland. Just get on a 2,5 hours flight that will take you to a country where summers are as warm as 35C with beautiful hospitality base, mouthwatering food, some new experiences and a whole load of memories…
& Mother: who is Kasia?
Kasia: Kasia is…on the move.
&M: When did you decide to start Travelicious? Did anything happen in particular that inspired you?
K: We’ve been always travelling and therefore we were the go-to-people for recommendations of where to go, where to stay etc.
Eventually, we got to the stage where it didn’t make any more sense to send information to family and friends separately so that’s how Travelicious came to live.
But if you ask me if there was an “oh” moment I would say it was when we were staying at The Great Place in Warmia. This is where we learnt about Camp SPA, Spa in Kurnik or the homemade cheeses decorated with flowers. It was all too good not to be shared with the world.
&M: Has traveling changed a lot since you become a mother?
K: Well, the first year was a bit stressful but now it’s exactly as it used to be before his arrival. I can genuinely say that travelling with a kid is the best adventure of my life.
&M: What advice would you give to someone who would like to travel as much as you do but just doesn’t have the guts?
K: I don’t quite get why anyone would be afraid of travelling. To me travelling is addictive – once you try it, you’re fully in. So if only my career let me, I would spend the rest of my life travelling.
&M: What is a must-have item in your hand-luggage?
K: Red lipstick, mobile phone and sun glasses which are my all year-round accessory. I wear them all the time!
&M: What do you think of Poland’s offering when it comes to hotels/ B’nBs etc? Has it improved over the years? Do you see a positive trend?
K: I’m delighted to see how amazingly hospitality has changed in Poland over the last few years. Especially the smaller places, like B&Bs, guesthouses or countryside accommodation. With their beautiful, warm and cosy interiors, they make you feel very welcomed. Not to mention the food (usually locally sourced) and service which make your stay even more personal and memorable. Of course, there are lots of wonderful, bigger hotels worth staying at but from my perspective, these smaller guys maintain a higher standard.
&M: If you could choose one place for coffee, anywhere in Poland, where would it be?
K: Definitely Warsaw. This is where the best baristas in the country are. My favourite coffee is at Secret Life Cafe, Fawory, Ministry of Coffee and Relaks. Check out my blog post dedicated to specialty coffee.
&M: Your photography is absolutely stunning! Do you have any tips for travellers – what should they always have on them? Or what should they definitely leave at home?
K: Oh thanks! In Poland, I always travel loaded; with all my lenses, tripods and batteries. But when travelling abroad I only take my DSLR and a small, light 50 mm 1.4.
I usually shoot with aperture 1.8 which gives my pictures this lovely bokeh effect.
Very recently I changed my opinion about mobile photography. Here is a little tip for you, especially if you are shooting interiors or landscape, keep the line straight! As they say, the devil is in the details and it can really ruins your picture. Try it! And if you are shooting indoors, pick a corner of the room and do it from there; it’ll give you a wider angle.
THE IMPORTANT STUFF 🙂
Here’s a link to Kasia’s top 15 unique destinations in Poland.
Travelicious is a travel blog that offers travel guides, trip tips and specialize in off-the-beaten path to inspire others to travel to Poland and around the world.
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Thanks Kasia for the interview. Enjoy your coming travels!
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