Über Viktoria & Chronic Wanderlust

I lost my heart to the ocean

Do more of what makes you happy! This is the mantra I live by. It's so simple yet so effective and encourages me every day to live a happier life and achieve my dreams.

I'm Viktoria, and my heart belongs to the ocean. My backpack is always ready for new adventures and my Dirndl – the traditional Austrian dress – is always packed.

I grew up in Styria, a beautiful Austrian state, have lived in Puerto La Cruz, Venezuela for a year when I discovered my passion for scuba diving and started learning Spanish from scratch.

After this year abroad I started studying industrial engineering in Austria and Spain. During the summers I worked as an intern in Mexico and China.

My desire to scuba dive got only stronger when I took my PADI divemaster training in sunny Mexico.

While I worked as a scientific assistant at my university, I founded my own business in 2015. I work with several clients and support them with my knowledge in the fields of Social Media Marketing, Content Creation, Influencer Marketing and Blogger Relations.

I currently live in Linz with my fiancé, study Sales and Marketing in Steyr and Bogotá.

A big dream of mine is to travel to Antarctica to see the masses of ice and snow – and of course observe the penguins there.

Another goal – which I'm trying to accomplish by 30 – is to visit all European countries.

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Viki’s favourite travel destinations


Mexico, Chile and Austria

Viki’s favourite dive spots


Cozumel, lake diving in Austria, Red Sea

Viki likes


Milka chocolate, Pico de Gallo, diving in Cozumel, train rides, road trips

Viki dislikes


bell peppers, paying for extra luggage, group projects for uni, surface intervals while diving

Chronic Wanderlust
Scuba Dive and Travel Blog made in Austria

Chronic Wanderlust is an Austrian dive and travel blog. Viktoria founded the bilingual blog back in 2013.

Today Chronic Wanderlust is the largest blog in Austria that covers diving, diving spots, dive gear, travel, travel tips, road trips and much more.

Chronic Wanderlust won the blogheim.at blogger award in 2016.