Hi! I am Dev, a New Delhi, India, based travel writer/photographer.
I started my corporate career as a documentary film-maker in Birmingham, England. But soon, 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 as a source of income. 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 to teach others the art of travel blogging.
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 few years (while studying and working there), I never explored that beautiful continent.
Then in 2015, I went on my first ever solo backpacking trip in the Himalayas, where I met a group of backpackers from Isreal. They were on indefinite leave to travel the world. A few weeks of aimless wandering with them opened me to a world of new possibilities. I explored my own country in a way I never did before. From that moment on, I was hooked on travel. I returned home, planned everything over the next few months, and booked a one-way ticket to Bhutan. And since then, I have only been travelling!
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. I can now live off a permanent home, travelling 365 days a year.
HOW THIS WEBSITE WILL HELP YOU
In two ways actually…
One, by acting as a travel blog. I will share my personal travel accounts, destination-specific itineraries, and useful travel tips.
- Read about the places Footloosedev has travelled to so far.
- 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 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.
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 a different 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.
So far, I have been to over 25 countries and have worked with over 50 tourism boards and travel companies including Cathay Pacific Airlines, Germany Tourism, Singapore airlines, Indonesia Tourism, and more.
My journey and work have also been featured by many leading newspapers and inflight magazines (click here to read the mentions).
Got questions? Then don’t feel shy to ask questions either by sending an email at deveshjoshi1990-at-Gmail-dot-com or by commenting on posts.
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