Thank you for visiting Traveling Ukrainian. Happy to have you here and thank you for taking the time to get to know me!
My name is Ilya. I’m a Ukrainian born IT professional who now resides in the southeast United States (Tampa Bay, FL area). My family initially immigrated from Ukraine to the United States in the late 80’s and settled in Albany, NY and I lived there for 32 years. In early 2021, my wife and I decide to relocate to Tampa Bay, FL.
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 have always had a love for photography and videography (was a part-time wedding photographer in my mid-20’s). Since meeting my wife Victoria, I have grown to love travel significantly more.
My wife has always told me that I should take my photography, videography and overall content creation more seriously. As a result, in late 2019 I decided to combine my love for travel and content creation and created TravelingUkrainian.com. 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!