Get to know our Travel Insurance Master Affiliate, Candace of Eat Drink Travel Repeat. As a former food blogger living in Orlando, FL, Candace is passionate about trying as many different foods and drinks as possible while traveling to as many places as she can!
Candace, where are you located?
The Sunshine State and home of the happiest place on Earth- Orlando, FL!
When did you start your blog?
I started this one in late 2021, but have had other blogs since about 2010.
Walk me through how or why you started?
I started blogging because I really enjoy writing and creating. Blogging and social media is a great outlet to let out my inner creative. I also love taking photos and documenting my travels. It's fun to look back on the places I've been to!
Do you feature a specific type of travel or area?
I am just now starting to get to a place in life that allows me to travel more. I don't focus on any specific type of travel, but I do prefer warm, beachy locations with beautiful scenery and crystal clear water over the cold and snow. As my brand and blog grows, I want to focus heavily on Orlando and Florida travel since it is a huge destination for people to visit and it is easy for me to create content about a place I am very familiar with since I live here.
What is your favorite part about being a blogger?
My favorite part about being a blogger is being able to travel to new places and experience new foods, drinks, cities and cultures and then come home to put everything together in a great blog post to inspire others to live life one bite, sip and flight at a time!
What is your favorite or dream destination?
My dream destination would be either Paris, France so that I can eat all of the croissants and visit the adorable cafes, or an African Safari in Africa!
What is your favorite travel tip?
Less is more when it comes to packing! Chances are, you won't wear or use most of the stuff you pack! Plus it makes your suitcase lighter to bring home some awesome souvenirs!
What other suggestions do you have for travelers?
Patience is important to have, especially in countries that you are not familiar with. Have patience with yourself and others. Don't sweat the small stuff and be fully immersed in your trip so that you enjoy yourself! As I learned in Costa Rica, Pura Vida! It's an expression of happiness, optimism and worrying less.
What suggestions do you have for bloggers or what has been the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome with your blog?
My blog is still fairly new, so my current biggest obstacle is growing. I know with consistent posting and reaching out to brands and taking trips as often as time and money allows, I will grow. So my advice is to just be persistant!
How can our readers follow your travels?
They can follow me in IG, TikTok and of course at eatdrinktravelrepeat.com!
Anything else you would like to share?
To travel is to live!
Be sure to follow Candace on her Blog: Eat Drink Travel Repeat,
IG: @eatdrinktravelrepeatblog, and TikTok: @eatdrinktravelrepeatblog