Ever since first traveling abroad at the young age of six, Kyla, a 35 year old from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has had her eyes on the skies.

Kyla Wanderlust jumping for joy at the Algarve - MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler
Kyla Wanderlust jumping for joy in her favourite country, Norway! – MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler

 

This self-dubbed flight attendant extraordinaire continues jet-setting around the world nearly 30 years later, having built her career in the clouds. From her first trip abroad to Ireland, to a favorite journey to Norway, and a bucket list beginning with South Africa, Kyla Wanderlust has an undeniable passion for traveling.

Spend a few minutes getting to know her and learning a bit about living life a mile high.

MM: Who is your favourite travel companion? What makes him/her so great?
KW: I don’t have a travel companion but I would love one! If you know any handsome ones, send them my way!

MM: What is your favourite destination? What makes it special to you?
KW: Northern Ireland holds a special place in my heart for sure! It’s where my mother was born and I still have amazing family there I love to visit! It really has it all! Great shopping, great restaurants, great nightlife and the most stunning scenery. The thing I love the most about it though is how authentic it is!

Kyla Wanderlust in Banff during a cross-Canada road trip - MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler
Kyla Wanderlust in Banff during a cross-Canada road trip – MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler

 

MM: What destination would you recommend for other females to visit
KW: The Algarve, Portugal!!!! It’s paradise! It’s very safe and everybody is super friendly. The beaches are like something out of a dream with miles and miles of stunning untouched private white sand beaches and turquoise water. Spain is just a short two hour drive away. The food is fresh and amazing and you can get a bottle of wine for about a euro. How can you wrong with that??

MM: What is your most memorable travel moment?
KW: Ahhhhh so many to choose from! I would have to say the fjord safari in Norway. It truly is such a breathtaking country and I had been obsessing about visiting for so long that when my dream finally came true last year, I was giddy with excitement! Travelling through the fjords on a boat with majestic waterfalls and mountains and wildlife all around me is something I will never ever forget!

Kyla Wanderlust near her new home in Vancouver Canada - MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler
Kyla Wanderlust near her new home in Vancouver Canada – MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler

 

MM: Anything else you’d like to share?
KW: If traveling is your one true passion, but you have to find a way to pay the bills too (don’t we all!) I would strongly encourage you to look at careers in the aviation world I have been so so lucky to find a career that allows me to travel the world while making a living. Anyone who has thought about becoming a flight attendant or getting into the airline industry do it! It’s such an amazing career and the lifestyle and travel benefits it provides can not be beat! Feel free to message me with any questions you might have about the flight attendant life! 🙂

MM: Where can others connect with you?
KW:
On my blog www.wanderlusykyla.com on Instagram @wanderlustkyla or Facebook wanderlustkyla

Kyla Wanderlust gliding in England - MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler
Kyla Wanderlust gliding in England – MissMaps.com Featured Female Traveler

 

Thank you Kyla! Your love for flying and your passion for travel are bound to rub off on everyone reading this. Keep doing what you love, and here’s hoping you meet that handsome travel partner!