Why Travelize.Me

My husband and I are both working full-time and we are trying to squeeze in as much travel as possible into our schedule. Most often we just take 1 or 2 days off and go somewhere for a short period of time. We want to see the best places in a quick and efficient way. We are not afraid of driving a long distance or doing strenuous hikes.

At first we pick destination and assess what distance we can cover in a given timeframe. And then it comes to the most painful part – research… There is so much information about different destinations and points of interest that it is so easy to get lost and not find what we need. We’re looking for a brief structured summary of what are “the musts” on a certain route. And it takes days to read tripadvisor, different blogs etc.

So why Travelize.me? Simply to share our travel routes and personal experiences. We hear a lot from our friends that they like our photos and want to get more information, and we decided to share this information in our posts. We’ve done all the research and can probably save you tons of time. We hope that our blog will be especially helpful for people who work full-time as us and have limited vacation days.

We’ll start posting our trips around USA first and then add more information about other parts of the world. We hope you’ll like our routes and follow our experiences!

Who We Are

My name is Oksana, I was born in Kiev, raised in Prague, studied in Kiev, then worked and lived in London. I moved to SoCal in 2013, lived in Bay Area for 1.5 years, and moved to Seattle in March 2020. I spent 3.5 years on business trips around the world and that’s when I fell in love with traveling. I’ve been to 46 countries, 39 states + Washington DC, and 26 US National Parks so far.

Currently I work as a Software Engineer. Most of all I enjoy traveling (of course) and capturing the best places. My husband and I are big sports enthusiasts. We regularly go snowboarding, enjoy kitesurfing and play soccer.

My husband Dimitri is a Software Engineer and he’s much better than me in all those activities listed above 🙂 And if you see a photo which you really like then it was most probably taken by him.

Happy Traveling!