About me

Hi! I am Dev, a New Delhi, India, based travel writer/photographer.

I started my corporate career as a documentary producer in Birmingham, England. But soon (after changing a few day jobs every few months) I realised that I wasn’t meant to live a corporate life.

In 2015, I finally quit my corporate career to travel around the world. Almost one year later, in January 2016, this travel blog happened as a means to find a reason to keep travelling. And since then, I’ve been blogging and travelling full-time.

I have created this blog for three reasons: for sharing my travel experiences, for fulfilling my travel-dreams (as it helps me make money and sustain my travel lifestyle) and for helping others learn the art of blogging and long-term travel.

So Let’s Start With My Story In Detail, Perhaps!

Growing up in a confused and muddled neighbourhood, in New Delhi, I was never a big traveller. In fact, I was so incurious about travelling that despite living in Europe for a couple of years, I never tried exploring that beautiful continent. Then in 2014, I went on my first ever solo backpacking trip to the Himalayas, where I met a group of backpackers. They were on indefinite leave to travel the world, and a few weeks of aimless wandering with them opened me to a world of new possibilities. I explored my own country, and studied its rich culture, in a way I never did before. From that moment on, I was hooked on travel. I came back home, continued my job in New Delhi for the next few months and saved all the money I earned — only to eventually quit the job, and hit the road forever. And that’s where I’ve been ever since.

My journey started as a budget backpacker because I had to make my corporate savings last longer. But as my blog kept growing over time, it started providing sponsored travels. At the moment, this blog even helps me make money and sustain my travel needs.

So now run this blog to share my learning from the road and help others realize their travel dreams, as others have helped me in realizing mine.

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HOW THIS WEBSITE WILL HELP YOU

In two ways actually…

One, by acting as a travel blog where personal travel accounts, destination-specific articles, ideal itineraries, and the useful travel advice will help you plan your next trip. To do this, I will be recommending places to stay and experiences to try, for someone on a normal person’s budget and schedule. In other words, I will share my knowledge and help you make your next holiday bigger and better.

Other than this, I will share Travel Blogging Tips and help people Start A Travel Blog from the scratch and make it efficient to a point that it starts generating revenues for them in return, and help them travel for indefinitely.

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A LITTLE ABOUT HOW I LIKE TO TRAVEL

I am into adventure, offbeat and slow-travel. I discourage the idea of ticking places off a list and encourage visiting places with a deeper perspective and gaining experiences in life.

Because I go very slow, I often travel alone and make friends on the road. I am all into adventure travel, which is something more than just participating in extreme activities. This adventure travel has helped me break out of my comfort zone, immerse myself in different cultures, challenge my assumptions about foreign lands and understand the world from someone else’s perspective.

[Example Reads: My workaway experience in Rome and Germany]

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WHAT NEXT?

I’ll hang out for as long as it feels right, considering my budget and the opportunities I get along the way. I’ll keep sharing my travel experiences and learning with you, as I roam the world. Hopefully, I will inspire you to break your comfort zone and learn from all those great experiences that this amazing world has to offer.


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