The Travel Bug Bite: Who Are We?

The Travel Bug Bite, The Travel Bug Bite: Who Are We?, The Travel Bug Bite

I was bitten by the travel bug at the young age of three when my parents took me out of the comfort of my birthplace, Kyiv (Ukraine) and brought me to the Czech Republic. I found my home at the International School of Prague where I spent 13 years of my life traveling and discovering my passion for writing.

After I graduated ISP with an IB diploma, I decided against pursuing a degree in Journalism and enrolled at the Anglo American University in Prague. While studying for my BA in International Relations I began writing in my free time. My first published article was for The Bridge, a magazine run by the International Women’s Association of Prague.

During my study abroad semester at the University of Hawaii at Hilo I found myself writing more than ever and got published in the national daily paper. By the time I graduated AAU in July 2014, I had a nice portfolio of published articles that was much harder to hang on a wall than the shiny diploma.

Instead I decided to compile an online portfolio. is my way of organizing years of published articles and presenting them to friends, potential employers and whoever else happens to come across them.

In addition to keeping track of all my writing, I want the The Travel Bug Bite to also act as a blog. I like to blog about my travels or bug-eating adventures. Oh yeah, I almost forgot to mention entomophagy which basically means adding abundant and sustainable crawling protein sources (insects) to our menus.

Isaac Roosa joined The Travel Bug Bite team the moment he met me in Prague in August 2013. We got married in 2016 and then moved to Shanghai, China. After two years of exploring Asia we moved to New York City. We only lasted 10 months before settling in Isaac’s home state Rhode Island with our two dogs and two turtles.

 Rant over. Contact me to turn this monologue into a conversation.

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The Travel Bug Bite, The Travel Bug Bite: Who Are We?, The Travel Bug Bite

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