Who are you?
Natalia Komis. Currently, I live between Spain and the UK. In long term relationship.
Natalia Komis is an intuitive business mentor and marketing strategist, creative light activator and serial entrepreneur, having founded Remote Mission and iamadventures. She is known for her entrepreneurial mission-led projects that empower the visionary leaders of tomorrow.
What is your favourite country?
Hard to pick, probably Spain and Nepal.
What is the best food you ever had?
Roti with this amazing potato curry sauce in India at a train station. The guy had to hand it to us through the train window as it was moving! I’ve never found something that comes close to it since.
What was the best trip you ever did and why?
When I went to Nepal about 8 years ago. I co-produced the British Section of the Kathmandu Arts Festival and worked with Buddhist nuns to create an amazing art installation at the Boudhanath Stupa. That trip I made life long friends but it was the start of my love for Nepal and the catalyst for me starting my own businesses.
How much do you go on holidays per year?
I tend to travel to stay somewhere for a while, so I don’t know if I call any of them holidays in the usual sense. Atm my partner and I are in our van for two weeks whilst we drive back to the UK, I’m seeing this as a sort of holiday because we are less on tech, we’re moving from place to place and we are just chilling by the beach.
Van because you can bring most things you need with you and you can stop when you find a great spot, even if it’s in the middle of nowhere.
Solo or group travel?
Solo. I actually love travelling alone because it helps me get inspired and I always come up with new ideas or start to write.
If money wasn’t an issue what kind of trip would you do?
I’d like to go on a sustainable but luxury holiday somewhere like the Maldives, or on a tropical island. Where I can just chill and not worry about anything. The only thing I would worry about (ironically) is getting bored!
Favourite part of travelling?
Getting to know a place, the people and the culture. And if there’s vegan food even better!
More hotel, Airbnb, guesthouses or hostel type of traveller?
Airbnb generally, though we like to get to know the locals and find something through them one we’re in a place.
Same holidays or always new?
I often go back to the same place, that’s the beauty of getting to know a place and making friends - you want to go back to see them. But I do mix it up and go to new places too.
Best travel advice?
Be open to new experiences and new cultures and be respectful of every country you visit.
“The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes.” Marcel Proust
“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness, and many of our people need it sorely on these accounts. Broad, wholesome, charitable views of men and things cannot be acquired by vegetating in one little corner of the earth all one's lifetime.” Mark Twain