Meet Viktoria Urbanek,
the team and Chronic Wanderlust

Viktoria dives, travels and blogs.

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 where 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.

Countries visited
Articles written
Minutes underwater

Viki’s favourite travel destinations

Mexico, Chile and Austria​

Viki’s favourite dive spots

Cozumel, Austria's rivers and lakes, 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

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Mona travels, translates and enjoys life.

Without Mona, who was born and bred in Tyrol, there wouldn’t be nearly as many blog posts on Chronic Wanderlust. She is responsible for translating blog posts from German to English and writes about her own travels from time to time.

Mona travels multiple times a year. She values beautiful hotels, comfort and tasty food. She prefers warm weather and really dislikes Austrian winter (winter anywhere!), eats rotten fish in Sweden, knows useful tips and tricks about booking cheap flights and passenger rights.

Mona’s favourite travel destinations

Dubai, USA and Malta

Mona's favourite dive spots

none – she fears the ocean (well its inhabitants more like!)

Mona likes

Sushi, Italian ice cream, road trips with Viki, Spa weekend trips

Mona dislikes

confection of pastry (only in Austria can you order dessert for your main course!), loooooong travel times, winter

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.

Next trips

Dahamas, Balkonien & Haustralien