Babe Watch - Klaudia - The Travel Critic
This week I am so privileged to feature a woman affectionately known on Instagram as The Travel Critic. The Travel Critic, or Klaudia (since we are all friends here), has built an amazing Instagram based on being a solo traveler where she gives advice and tips, shares amazing photos, and best of all shares her infectious spirit.
Do you know those Instagram travel accounts that show exotic locales, delectable cuisines, beautiful spaces? The ones that make you wish that your life looked like the little squares on their grid? On the surface, Klaudia's Instagram @thetravelcritic, is precisely that. However, the more you follow Klaudia and the deeper you dive into her content...the photos and genuine recommendations, the copy in her captions that is entertaining and informative, you realize she is anything but surface. Klaudia has built a career off of being a genuine travel influencer and with good reason...her page is gorgeous but more so is her soul and authenticity which more than jump out with each new post.
Though the pandemic put a slow down to her travels, she has creatively kept her audience engaged by sharing previous trips in a beautifully curated way. She also shared some great staycations in her home state of Michigan (which is, by the way, where I am from and beautiful...highly recommend visiting if you haven't). Just recently she had posted great reels on solo travel safety as well as traveling during covid. Her behind-the-scenes knowledge is truly helpful, especially to those who do not travel often.
I highly recommend checking out Klaudia on Instagram @thetravelcritic if you are interested in travel or if you are interested in following and supporting an amazingly beautiful soul who radiates all things goodness in the world.
Your Business / Service Name(s) The Travel Critic - content creation/influencer
What is Your Website? Insta Handle? (Or However Else We Can Find You!) www.thetravelcritic.co / @thetravelcritic
Why Did You Decide To Start Your Business? I really wanted to escape the corporate life! I needed a way to use my creativity and passion for travel into an experience that could be shared with everyone (and used as inspiration).
What Is The Best Advice You Can Give to A Woman Starting Her Business Venture? I always say just to start because it will evolve as you grow but really outline your VALUES, and stick to those as you build your business because it will be your North Star.
What Is Something Most People Don't Know About You? That I was very shy, introverted, and artistic growing up!
What Does Your Typical Day Look Like? Scrolling too much on Instagram LOL. I usually wake up around 8 am and make sure to take my vitamins first thing in the morning (health is a priority for me nowadays). Lately, now that I can't travel as much, I read a lot more and strategize on how to make content that still aligns with my purpose and creates inspiration for others.
Who Are Some Women That Inspire You? (Globally and Locally) Globally: Amelia Earhart, Maya Angelou Locally: My mom! Toni Jones
What Was One Huge Business Flop or Problem That You Had to Endure and How Did You Handle That? How to grow my account; I had to psychologically remove myself from 'getting more followers' but truly focusing on creating content from an authentic place
What Accomplishment Are You Most Proud Of? Becoming a Delta Air Lines Ambassador
What Do You Do For Self Care? Yoga! Relaxing in bed with music, listening to podcasts, and long baths
What Jobs Did You Work Before You Created Your Business? Tell Us Your Journey. Human Resources in corporate + start-ups
Give Us Five Fun Facts About You! 1.) Cilantro is awful
2.) Cheetahs are my fav animal
3.) I prefer mountains over beaches
4.) I prefer a hole in the wall instead of fancy restaurants
5.) I hope to have a dog farm one day
What Sign Are You? Are You Into Astrology? Yessss! SCORPIO
Do You Know Your Enneagram? If So, What Is It? 7 wing 2
What One Word Represents You Most? MAGNETIC
What is Your Favorite The Posh Shop Co Product? THE PENCILSS ARE SO FUN!! I love the witty sayings :)