Alternative Luxury. Authentic Experience.

Hi there! My name is Anastasia, and I am the creator of the Frugal Hedonist Blog. You could say I’m a citizen of the world (born Russian, schooled in Cyprus, lived in UK, France, Mozambique) but I’m just a girl with a pair of itchy feet!

Since I was little, I wanted to travel the world and share its wonders with others. Eventually, I could no longer ignore the pleas of my wandering heart; so I quit my job in the City and decided to follow my dreams. I created this blog to share with you the amazing places I find on my journey. I also started making Virtual Reality travel videos, allowing you to join me on my travels and experience far away places in the comfort of your house. Maybe you always wanted to try dune boarding? Or swimming with dolphins? Now you can experience it here, in VR!

Besides showcasing various destinations, I also want to encourage my readers to follow their dreams. After all, if I could do it, you can too! You see, I taught myself photography and last year, I participated in my first photography exhibition! (By the way, if you want photography tips, you can get them here!) I used to dream of travelling the world, and now I’m blogging and working with some of the biggest names in the travel industry – including Anantara Hotels and AndBeyond Travel.

I’d love to hear your thoughts, suggestions, and experiences, so please leave comments under my posts, or drop me a line on

Thanks for joining me on my journey!


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