Twipper of the Week: Victoria Philpott from Vicky Flipflop Travels.


Current city: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Age: 31

Total countries visited: 59

What makes you interesting: I’ve got some good stories to tell after two years on the road!

What brands do you love: Apple and Ray-Ban I think that’s actually it! 

What’s your Travanality: I’m a mixture between a Maverick and a Wayfarer. They sound cool.

What item will you never leave home without: My laptop, who I call Lappy and think of as my child. Also my phone, even though I’ve got painful RSI in my thumb from using it too much. Those iPhone 6’s are too wide!

Where and when were you the most culture shocked: I’ve spent most of the last two years traveling. Whenever I’ve come back to London I’m shocked at how busy it is, how crazy, how expensive, and how fashionable and cool everyone is. I’m always shocked that I lived there for six years. I still love it! The more I travel the more I think how London is so unique! 

What are your travel pet peeves: I hate it when people get all anxious and mean in airports, as if getting on the plane is some kind of race or competition. I also really, really hate when the person in front of you on the plane puts their seat back. I don’t know why they make them with that functionality.

What is your favorite mode of transportation when you travel: Moped. It’s absolutely my favorite thing about Asia. 

What have you learned about yourself during your travels: How resilient, adaptable, brave and totally impatient I can be. Not all good things!

Next travel destination: I’m off to Memphis and Nashville!