About

Meet Viktoria Urbanek,
the team and Chronic Wanderlust

Viktoria dives, travels and blogs.

I lost my heart to the ocean

Her Dirndl is always packed.

My heart belongs to the ocean.

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

After my year abroad I started studying engineering at the FH Joanneum in Styria and Spain and worked as an intern in Mexico and China. Shortly afterwards I passed the PADI divemaster training in Mexico.

I started my own business while working as a scientific assistant. I take care of multiple clients and support with Social Media Marketing, Content Creation, Influencer Marketing and Blogger Relations.

I currently live in Linz, study Sales and Marketing in Steyr and Bogotá, and enjoy having so much time for my travels and especially diving.

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Viki’s favourite travel destinations

Mexico, Chile and Austria​

Viki’s favourite dive spots

Cozumel, Attersee, 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

Texas, Berlin, Luxembourg, Italy, Mexico,  …