About Me
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Hi! I am Dev, a New Delhi, India, based travel writer/photographer. I’ve been travelling full-time since early 2015, and have created this website to share my experiences and help others to travel for cheaper, longer and better.

Growing up in a confused and muddled neighbourhood of 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 found myself fascinated with the idea of exploring that beautiful continent. It was in 2014, I went on my first ever solo backpacking trip in the Himalayas, where I met a group of travellers. 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 its different cultures — in a way I did never before. From that moment on, I was hooked in travel. I came back home, continued my job for the next few months, saved most of the money, only to eventually quit, and hit the road forever. And that’s where I’ve been ever since.

Over the last two years, I’ve travelled places, experienced different cultures, made life long friends, and learned you don’t need to be rich to travel. I now run this website to share my learning from the road and help others realise their travel dreams — as other people have helped me in realising mine.

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This website is here to inspire you and show you step-by-step how to have the best travel experiences, without paying a hefty price for them. From personal travel accounts, destination-specific articles, ideal itineraries, and useful travel advice — I will share my knowledge and help you make your next holiday bigger and better.

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Every time I go back and look around the confusing Indian city (New Delhi) I live in, I see my neighbours, pragmatic even in their romances, as if doing justice to themselves and to the world around them. Chasing new and fancy things they watch on their little TV sets, and looking no further to the real beauty of this world. The beauty that lies in being a wonder junkie, in being a traveller. I think travelling as a lifestyle is the most interesting thing happened in my life so far. And I am doing it mostly because I am curious about our planet.

Speaking about how I travel, I look for local and cultural experiences. I do not make itineraries and prefer home-stays. I go to places where tourists seldom pass through and sometimes find abode on an isolated mountain for days. 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 world has to offer.

Got questions? Then don’t feel shy to ask questions either by sending an email at deveshjoshi1990@gmail.com or commenting on posts.

You can also follow me on different social media to stay connected and follow my journeys more closely.

I can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube with same username: ‘Footloose Dev’

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After my couple of years of corporate career, I left that lifestyle behind, and with it, everything that didn't fit in a backpack. I've learned that this world is too big (and too interesting!) to spend your life working at one place, and that's what inspires me to remain footloose and fancy-free for the rest of my life!


  1. Nice to meet someone that loves “slow travel” as well… I have met people on the road that visited 5 countries in a 2 weeks trips, crazy!
    It was really nice to read your profile and discover all the adventures you have been through…
    I have seen you are heading to Rajasthan in January, so I’ll definitely be following you since I’m really interested in that area for upcoming trips! 🙂

  2. chanelle says

    I love your page, it’s authentic and refreshing. I also look for local and cultural experiences and places less ventured by tourist. I look forward to reading more of your posts 🙂

  3. Indrani says

    I too like local cultures, but I make itineraries so that things coincide. Great to know more about you Dev, especially that you are trying to inspire others to travel.

  4. Jimmy and Tina says

    Such a nice post and love how your got yourself into traveling. I used to always say when I was younger to people who were traveling all over the world that there is so much beauty in our own back yards. I have extensively traveled at home in America and only recently started seeing the world. I would love to go to Tibet someday and see Mt. Everest and the Himalayas! Sounds like you are meeting some great people and seeing how much beauty your homeland has to offer.

  5. Subhadrika Sen says

    I admire you for being able to travel so much. I must admit i could not have agreed more with you when you said that one does not have to be really rich to travel. I travel a lot and all of them are budget friendly and quite achievable and practical in nature. I hope you continue with such wonderful travels in the future. would love to look up your webiste cause its amazing.

  6. It’s so nice to get to hear a little about you! I think we like traveling in the same kind of way. I also really enjoy finding local experiences 🙂

  7. Allison says

    Unfortunately slow travel is not an option for me right now as I still have a mortgage to pay lol. Maybe in a few years. Following your journeys there Dev. Good luck!

    • I’ve changed a few jobs and tried a few careers in my life, but none of them were as soul satisfying, as travelling.

  8. luxurybackpacking | Emma says

    Following your blog from quite some time now, and I love the stories you write. Glad to know more about the face behind this travel blog! Everyone’s story is so interesting and different, thanks for sharing a bit about yourself! 🙂

    • Hey, thanks for your kind comment and appreciating my work. After all, that’s what a writer wants right?… a little appreciation!

  9. Hannah @GettingStamped says

    Safe travels and maybe our paths will cross somewhere in Asia?!?

  10. It’s nice to know a little more about you and the website in conjunction 🙂 I am glad (and little jealous) that you are now traveling full time for over an year..I would like to some day. Hope your website will help me do it

    • Thanks for your comment Neha. I’ll do my best bit to help you realise your travel dreams. Stay connected!

  11. Ticker Eats The World says

    A beautiful personal post Dev and it’s always great to see someone enjoy travelling even if they discovered it later in life. I too lived in Europe and while I have been travelling every since I was 2 years old, I never realized I was a “traveller”till much later in life.

    Wish you all the best on your future travels.

  12. Punita Malhotra says

    Slow travel, and specially ongoing travel is still a fairly new trend in India, so I’m sure a lot of people back home ‘don’t get’ what you’re upto. 🙂 Doesn’t matter if they don’t…its your journey, not theirs.

    • That’s true Punita. Full time travel is indeed something strange as per many people here. But I think young poeple have started travelling, and I am sure more and more people will start understanding the trend soon enough!

  13. Daisy Huntington- DaisLikeThese says

    This is a great introduction page Dev. Very inspiring. And I am sure it gives your readers a good insight into your background and how you developed a love of travel.
    I love that you travel alone but making friends along the way.

  14. Promise Chika Maxwell says

    Hi Dev
    Coming out in the form that you just did, tossing all aside and head the road is a great step to take. I really appreciate what you are doing now, taking your time to bring to us these wounderful experience of yours because we can all agree that travel is the only thing you buy that makes you reacher. Nothing feels right than you being a master of yourself.

    • Thanks for such an inspiring comment Max. I checked your blog, looks pretty useful for travelers like us.

  15. Jen Morrow says

    Nice to meet you! I totally agree with your idea of slow travel. I’m also into slow travel and prefer to learn about the path less traveled.

    • Slow travelling is a good way to travel I think. It is a more educating experience.

  16. Mel I TravelingMel says

    That was quite an inspiring intro Dev! Glad you found your way into the traveling world. And more than that, I think it’s great that you are reaching out to help others do the same. Good luck.

    • Thanks Mel. Yes, travelling is the most amazing thing happened in my life. It keep me excited every passing day!

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