About Victoria Alao

Hey you!

I am so happy you found my page. Here is a little about me.

I graduated from college in May 2013, and I have continued working full time ever since. My life was a continuous never changing cycle, and I needed something different. I was getting bored of doing the same things!

In my quest for a change, I had the opportunity to visit Colombia in March 2016. I loved the fact that I experienced a different culture, and it was definitely the change I had been looking for. That taste of freedom inspired me to travel more and see the world.

Goals for The Future

I hope to visit majority of the countries in the world. It’s a journey I hope you will enjoy as I invite you to have a glimpse of my world through this blog. Hopefully, we can inspire each other to follow our dreams.

Overview

Travel, Food and Lifestyle blogger based in Chicago, IL.
I am available to travel worldwide.

EQUIPMENT: Fujifilm X-T2/ Fujifilm X100F/ Sony A7R II

for general / work / booking inquiries please contact me
at thestylishtrotter@gmail.com

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Starting to thrive from working remotely because I have picked up new hobbies- videography and gotten better at old ones- photography. I also love seeing what other people have picked up and seeing them thrive. It’s so inspiring!
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PS: Trying on several teddy lingerie and shocked that they still fit but we move
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Have you subscribed to my YouTube channel? Link to subscribe in my bio
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What have you given up voluntarily or involuntarily because of quarantine?
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One of the things I have given up so far is alcohol. I drink in restaurants and outings but I have not been able to since quarantine and I have not sought it out as well.
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Do I miss social gatherings? Yes! Do I miss alcohol? Not really. I might have a beer after I post this though because now I am thinking about it 😂
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The saree is my favorite traditional attire- I know my Yoruba Mother will slap me for saying this. I wore one in India and I feel so lucky to be able to wear a Sri Lankan saree as well. The compliments I got from Sri Lankan women in this attire was overwhelming! Being able to appreciate their culture and take part in it is so special to me!
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Also, how lush is this tea plantation? A trip to Sri Lanka is not complete without tea! Walking around the tea plantation is an experience of its own. Even better if you get to pick tea leaves or watch the women who do it. Check out my stories for more on my visit to the tea plantation.
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I miss visiting Mexico several times a year as if it was behind my house.
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I am pretty sure I would have visited at least twice by now if not for the lockdown.
Cheers to currently visiting Mexico in the spirit by looking at #archives haha.
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I think trips within a country of residence would be popular after lockdowns are over. I would definitely be taking advantage of exploring the US more. Top states on my list are California, Colorado, Utah and Oregon. What states are on your US bucketlist?
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I have a sweet tooth and I am currently craving ice cream and pasteries!
Double tap if you can relate!
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#cupcakes #pastry #candydessert #instafood #delicious #sweetfood #cheesecake #pastrylove #instadessert #instasweet #instadesserts #macarons #dessert #cake #foods #chocolatecake #bake #lovesweets #instasweets #sweetssweets #dessertstagram #food #yummy #sweets #sweet #chouxpastry #strawberrys #theblondekitchen #foodie #foodporn
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The spice of life!
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#beerporn #beers #instabeer #beerme #beer #beerstagram #craftbeercommunity #beerlover #cheers #craftbeerlife #beernerd #beersofinstagram #craftbeerlover #beersnob #beertime #craftbeer #craftbeerdrinker #brewery #craftnotcrap #brew #beergeek #ipa #craftbeerporn #craftbeernotcrapbeer #drinklocal #beertography #bier
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Where would you rather be at this moment?
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I just want to be on a beach in an island, cocktail in hand and enjoying the beautiful summer sun!
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Y E A R T W E N T Y N I N E ...

Can you believe that this is Uganda?!
I could barely believe it myself!! Africa has ALOT of gems that need to be discovered!
One of the gems and the country that surprised me most is Uganda!
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It is one of the cheapest countries I have ever visited and absolutely green and beautiful!
In Uganda, visiting Lake Bunyonyi is a must as well as taking a cruise down the Nile and Gorilla trekking.
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Gorillas can only be seen in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC so if you have the $$$ ($600), I recommend this activity for your travel bucketlist.
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- Take only memories, leave only footprints “Funke” Slippers by my childhood friend @mayanthonyng
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#beautifulbeach #travel #travelphotography #summer #sun #photographer #instalike #beachtrip #instabeach #beautiful #nature #shore #picoftheday #photooftheday #beachlife #photography #landscape #sunset #beachtime #blueocean #beach #beachgram #ocean #sea
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I thought summer was dead in 2020 because of all that’s been going on but maybe it’s not! I had the best day out in Galena, IL today!
Photo taken by yours truly!
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#winewednesday #winelover #winetime #whitewine #vinho #wineoclock #redwine #vineyard #wineporn #winecountry #cheers #winenot #love #wineglass #vino #sommelier #winenight #food #winery #winestagram #winetasting #instawine #vin #wine #wines #winegeek #foodie #winelovers #winelife #travel
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