On The Road With… Xavier and Katie Ritzi

In People by Suzanne Koch

Meet Katie and Xavier Ritzi, a travel couple based in Los Angeles exploring the world one day at a time.

Name: Xavier and Katie Ritzi

Facebook: @XK Flyaway

Instagram: @xkflyaway

Age: 32

Title: Digital Content Creators.

City you live in… Los Angeles.

Most recent city visited… was Ho Chi Mint City (Vietnam) and Tallinn (Estonia).

A typical day in my life includes… cuddles with our dog and cat.

I was born in… Virginia, and Xavier was born in Geneva Switzerland.

When I was younger I wanted to be… an archeologist and Xavier wanted to be a professional soccer player.

My first job was… Pool lifeguard, and Xavier an office job.

My favorite thing about traveling is… You are always discovering new things and you never get bored.

I’m currently listening to… Aretha Franklin.

If I could have dinner with anyone, it would be… With my mom.

One thing I cannot travel without is… My camera and my vacuum sealed bottles of water.

I’m inspired by… Lots of people.

The one person who motivates me is… My other half.

If I could change anything in the world, it would be… Taking down borders.

The perfect day would be… A sunny day.

My favorite place I’ve visited was… Way too many, but the Bahamas!

My top 3 bucket list destinations… Philippines, India, and Japan.

My life is… Not what you think it is.

I’m currently working on… This interview.

Always… Love.

Never… Go to bed angry.

Favorite quote is… “Love the life you live, live the life you love.”

Biggest dream is… Swimming in a pool of guacamole.

My pet peeve(s)… Negative people, and someone who doesn’t respect others.

My 3 favorite travel influencers to follow are… @doyoutravel, @hobopeeba, and @tezza.

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