I love traveling, and I have traveled to various countries around the world and lived in four of them for a year or more, including the USA where I live now, England (where I was born and raised), Denmark – where I lived for a year, and Australia – where I traveled around for a year before coming to the USA. I have vacationed on five cruise ships, and highly recommend a cruise as an excellent way to vacation. I was a travel agent for a little while, but I am no longer in that line of business. In face, I just stopped being a travel agent (January 21st, 2013). I stopped after doing some soul-searching – commission only or a job that pays? I decided that I could not operate any more on a commission basis, some people can – but it was not for me. I do work somewhere else now in a job that isn’t commission based, so I am very happy with that.
During the two years that I was a travel agent, I developed my creative skills by making videos of cruise ships whilst conducting ship inspections, and taking photographs. I discovered that I really enjoy being creative – putting videos together, and discovering that some of the pictures that I have taken are worth a second glance (but that’s in the eye of the beholder). Since I put so much of my creativity into everything I did – I though that I might as well continue to share my love of traveling with you.
I finally made the change on WordPress from Luchanik Travel & Cruises to just Luchanik! But, gosh, that was a lot of work! Luchanik is a name I am fond of – it consists of a little bit of all my three children’s names: Luca, Chandi and Niki – hence Luchanik.
I am on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, YouTube and Instagram as @luchanik.
You may wonder why I might still wish to blog if I’m not promoting my business anymore? Well, it’s just a simple answer – I wish to share my pictures of travel around the world (past and present), and pictures of the beautiful city of San Diego – where I now live, as well as videos I have made. I like taking photographs and videos, this helps to treasure the memories, and I’d like to share them with you – hopefully, you will enjoy seeing them.
In addition, I also like spreading awareness on human rights issues, and recently from 2019 have started to blog about that. Why not blog about everything from one site? I’m a complex human being, I like a lot of things, and this blog reflects who I am.