About

Thank you for visiting Traveling Ukrainian. Happy to have you here and thank you for taking the time to get to know the ‘Traveling Ukrainian’.

My name is Ilya (pronounced ill-yah). I’m a Ukrainian born IT professional who now resides in the northeast United States (Albany, NY area). My family immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in the late 80’s so I grew up the Albany area virtually my entire life. Aside from IT, I also dabble in a wide range of other hobbies and activities. I’ve dabbled or dabble in everything from motorcycles (you can see some of my motorcycle content on Instagram or YouTube) to sports to video games to music and much more. What gave me the idea to create Traveling Ukrainian? I’ve always had a love for photography and videography (I actually used to be a part-time wedding photographer for a few years back in my early to mid-20’s) and ever since I got married in May 2017, I’ve also come to love travel significantly more.

My wife Victoria, being the great supporter and spouse that she is, has always told me that I should take my photography, videography and overall content creation more seriously and apply myself more to those hobbies. So, as a result of that support, in late 2019 I decided to combine my love for photography/videography, travel and content creation into one using my skills in the technology world to support the various platforms I am now using. As my wife and I visit various amazing places around the world, I’ll continue to share those experiences here (be it resort/hotel reports or flight reports), on Instagram and on YouTube. Thank you for visiting and getting to know the Traveling Ukrainian! If there is anything you want to know or are curious about, feel free to ask! I will be happy to answer. Happy and safe traveling!

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