Welcome to the award-winning sustainable travel blog, published by Shivya Nath.

For over a decade, I’ve been telling stories at the intersection of travel, the environment and local communities. This journey has taken me as far within as with my feet.

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For 7 years, I travelled the world without a home and lived out of two bags. Along the way, I left little pieces of myself behind – everywhere I went and in everyone I met.

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I learnt that travel – if done right – has the potential to enable climate action, conserve biodiversity, preserve Indigenous ways of life, and transform us within.

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The Shooting Star

My book – The Shooting Star – charts my battles and adventures from the cubicle to the road, and from small-town India to remote corners of the globe. It became a national bestseller in just over a month of release!

I’m committed to using my voice (and pen) to advocate for eco-conscious, low-carbon, community-based tourism experiences – that allow us to immerse deeper in the places we visit.

Join me as I seek meaningful adventures in remote and overlooked destinations – that can also positively benefit the planet and everyone we share it with.

About me

Hello! I’m Shivya Nath. In 2011, at age 23, I quit my corporate job with a dream of travelling the globe. Two years later, I packed up my life into a backpack and decided to hit the road indefinitely. I travel slow, seek offbeat and local experiences, stay in a place for a few months or as long as it inspires me, and move on.

I’ve done a solo land journey from Thailand to India via Myanmar, and travelled overland from the Persian Gulf via Iran to Armenia. I’ve lived with a Mayan community in Guatemala, volunteered at a coral reef restoration project in Cuba, lived in a nunnery in Ladakh, and shed my fears and clothes at onsens across Japan. I hope to inspire you to step out of your comfort zone and experience the world – slowly, meaningfully and consciously!