We caught up with Instagram travel influencer Esther Susag. Esther has travelled to over 80 countries and six continents, showing her 84,000 plus Instagram followers travel tips and tricks. She speaks on the best food spots to visit while travelling, while suggesting different itineraries for the variety of trips she takes.
My car of choice
Road trips are truly one of my favourite forms of travel. I think that when you have the freedom of a car to be able to stop whenever and wherever, you get to see so much more, including the local side of things, rather than just the staples and ‘must sees’. With that, my car of choice would be Mercedes G 550 SUV. It has been something I’ve set my eyes on for a long time now. One day I will own it!
My favourite holiday destination
Greece, Bali, or New Zealand. I can’t choose just one! They’re all so amazing and have so much to offer. You can have any kind of vacation you want – adventure, relaxation, luxury, whatever you are looking for, these three places have it. I actually feel like I am genuinely on a vacation every time I step foot in one of these beautiful countries, which I guess is the goal right?!
My gadget I can’t live without
I was going to try and come up with something unique, but I have to go with the classic – my phone. You really don’t realize how much you use your phone until you don’t have it. And for creating content, editing, and managing all the social media accounts that I do, it’s a necessity! Also, when I’m in a pinch and don’t have my camera on me, my iPhone is a wonderful replacement for both video and photos!
My go to fashion brand
You’re really asking all the tough questions today! I really love mixing up my style with a variety of different brands. I don’t know if I can truly say I have one, but Zara has become a major staple in my closet. I just love that I can get so many pieces there that I know will live in my closet for years.
My airline of choice
I flew Emirates one time, and it absolutely changed my life. I honestly still talk about that airline and my experience. It was one of the most memorable experiences I’ve ever had flying. They seriously know how to make you feel so special. I truly didn’t want to get off the plane. I can’t wait until I get to fly them again! I also am a huge, huge fan of Delta, and they’ve always been my go-to airline for the US.
My favourite watch brand
Does Apple count? I cannot live without my apple watch. I absolutely love how convenient and easy it is to use when I don’t want to necessarily get my phone all the way out just to switch the song, check the weather or look at my recent incoming message.
My favourite restaurant
I don’t know how anyone can possibly pick just one, but if I had to, I would say Grotta Palazze in Puglia, Italy. It is one of the most beautiful restaurants I’ve ever seen. It’s literally inside a natural cave right along the sea. It is so enchanting and unique, if you ever get the chance to go, you have to!
My guilty pleasure
Cheese and wine. All the way. And I am so guilty of it. If I’m being honest, I probably have a problem with how much I love cheese (I always have at least four blocks of extra, extra sharp white cheddar in my fridge at all times). And when you pair the right cheese with a complementary glass of wine and add some friends into the mix – it’s the perfect combination.
My favourite way to give back
My favourite way is any way that I can. My passion in life is to help people and so whatever I can do to accomplish that, I will. I have a lot of people that come to me asking for travel advice, itinerary questions, and the best sites to see, which is something I love to assist with. Helping curate people’s perfect trip so that they can have the vacation and memories they’ve been dreaming of is honestly really special.