I was born in Ukraine and raised in ATL, and have called NYC home for the past 6 years up until December 2015. On Feb 8th, 2016 I embarked on an 18 month solo backpacking world tour across 6 continents in search of self discovery and documenting kindness around the world ( I've been dreaming of this trip for 7 years!).

First and foremost, I'm an adventurer and storyteller, who likes to kick off my  mornings with Beyonce dance parties. I'm also a MOTH StorySLAM winner and a contributing writer for VICE, and feel most alive when giving a voice to people/things that matter and hoping to make the world a little sunnier, a little kinder, and a little more magical as a result.

 

ABOUT VICKI ROX: THE BEYOND OF BACKPACKING

 

I was born in Ukraine and raised in ATL, and have called NYC home for the past 6 years up until December 2015. On Feb 8th, 2016 I embarked on an 18 month solo backpacking world tour across 6 continents in search of self discovery and documenting kindness around the world ( I’ve been dreaming of this trip for 7 years!).

First and foremost, I’m an adventurer and storyteller, who likes to kick off my  mornings with Beyonce dance parties. I’m also a MOTH StorySLAM winner and a contributing writer for VICE, and feel most alive when giving a voice to people/things that matter and hoping to make the world a little sunnier, a little kinder, and a little more magical as a result.

SPOKEN WORD: My  MOTH performances: Vicki’s MOTH performances

WRITING: My VICE articles: VICE article: I Froze My Eggs and Almost Lost and Ovary

VICE article: Undetectable Forms of Breast Cancer in Young Women

EGG FREEZING PRESS: TIME Magazine/ Video Interview on Egg Freezing

Fox News LA: Interview on Egg Freezing

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS:  Passage Costa Rica// Envision Costa Rica Vicki’s Workshop for Envision

 

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Year of Kind: Blog Update #2: Sayonara South America

"True surrender requires an opening of the heart to the unknown" - Gurmukh Khalsa Hello Sunshines! Currently at the Lima airport Starbucks for 9 hours of catching up on life en route to NYC> Budapest> Berlin. Since I last wrote, I, taught a workshop on the...

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Kindness Crumbs: Airports for the Win

It was supposed to be a simple 20 hour layover from Chile to Buenos Aires en route to Lima.  When I checked in at the counter, the agent told me I had to pay a $160 USD ' Reciprocity Fee' to enter Buenos Aires as...

In Search of Bread Crumb Miracles: Start with WHY

I'm 18 hours into my 18 month world tour and it just doesn't feel real. Currently sitting under the stars typing somewhere in the vastness of Costa Rican jungle, trying to understand how I actually followed through on a little dream my 22 year old self concocted...

The Calm Before the Storm: 48 Hours

Lying on a beach in a tropical paradise, 48 hours away from the kick off to my 18 month solo backpacking trek, I spotted a massive halo around the molten golden sun today.  Its an optical phenomenon known as 22 degree halo, when light interacts...

Breaking Up with NYC: A Manifesto

From Oct 15, 2015 Just put in my 2 weeks notice. Just paid my last rent check. Just leaving you, NYC finally after 6 glorious years. Just taking a little trip: an 18 month solo backpacking world tour across 6 continents to find stillness within and...

ESALEN: Magic in Motion

My favorite movie was the Lion King growing up and I would often see Simba in the stars at night. Last night at 4am, floating on my back alone the hot springs of Esalen, gaping in awe of the freckled, starry filled sky, I felt...

2016: Kicking it off in Panama

Welcoming in 2016 with arms wide open to bliss, love, and reverence for life on a tiny beach in Panama with 150 people I adore.  Ready for the year that will change my life. Ready for growth on every level. Ready to fail, trusting that the...

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