Hi! I am Dev, a New Delhi, India, based travel writer/photographer.
In 2015, I quit my job to travel. Almost one year later, in January 2016, I started this blog. And since then, I’ve been blogging and travelling full-time.
I have created this website for sharing my experiences, fulfilling my travel-dreams, and helping others realise theirs too!
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 an 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 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 I always kept learning about different ways of making money from blogging and finding sponsors for my travels. Initially, when I started blogging, I was spending all the money for my travels from my savings, but in almost six months I started getting sponsored trips and making a little bit of money from the blog.
I now run this website to share my learning from the road and help others realise their travel dreams — as many have helped me realise mine.
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 people 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 write 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.
- Read about the places Footloosedev has travelled to so far. Or check out destination guides.
- Learn about useful tips on how to travel for cheaper and longer, and master the art of solo travelling.
- Learn How to start a travel blog. Or if you already have one, How to find sponsors, and eventually make money from your travel blog. Check Blogging Resources for more.
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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 your list and encourage visiting them with a deeper perspective on their culture and trying local experiences.
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.
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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