Larissa Olenicoff

About this author

Larissa Olenicoff is an established travel blogger and consultant for destination marketing and tourism development with a Master of Arts in European Studies from Lund University in Sweden. Originally from California, she has lived in the U.K., Ukraine, Sweden and most recently decided to make the move to Kosovo in 2015 to focus on the Balkans. She has worked with international agencies, NGOs, tourism boards, and the private sector on various tourism projects around the region, including helping to launch and coordinate the UBT Center for Tourism Economics and Innovation in Prishtina. Her travel blog, The Blonde Gypsy, is a colourful whirlwind of iPhone photography, travel tips, and unexpected adventures mainly through the Balkans. She is also a regular contributor to a wide range of other travel sites. It’s become her mission to explore and uncover the best Kosovo and the region has to offer and encourage travellers to visit this true diamond in the rough of Europe.