How I’m Financially Sustaining My Digital Nomad Lifestyle

How I Fit All My Life Possessions in Two Bags As I Travel the World

How I’m Funding My Adventures Around the World Through Travel Blogging

How I Manage Visas on My Indian Passport as I Travel Around the Globe

An Open Letter to Parents: Let Your “Kids” Travel

How to Earn Money While Travelling

Dealing with Travel-Wary Parents

How I Afford My Travels, and How You Can Too

Saving Money for Travel: 9 Practical Tips

The Joy of Slow Travel

Reflections on Life, Travel and Turning 29

Things I Learned From Running and Selling My Travel Startup


How I Managed to Pay Off 26000$ of Student Loan: Candid Tips for Freelancers and Travel Bloggers!

How to Quit Your Job and Travel the World?

Advice for the Young and Penniless Who Want to Travel

The Story of How I Quit My Job to Travel

Creative Ways I’ve Learnt to Manage Money on My Travels Abroad

Things I Wish I knew Before I Quit My Job to Travel


Four Years of Travelling Without a Home

Unexpected Ways Long Term Travel Has Changed Me

21 Months On, My Nomadic Life Feels Normal

10 Life Lessons From 2 Years of Travelling

One Year of Travelling Without a Home

I’m Hitting the Road, Indefinitely…

2 Months on The Road: Highs and Lows

120 Days on The Road

Confessions of an Indian Nomad: 7 Months on

Confession: I’m Not a Backpacker

Traveling Abroad First Time? 10 Questions on Your Mind


Unusual Solo Travel Destinations to Feed Your Adventurous Spirit

Solo Travel: To Go or Not To Go?

What Solo Travel Has Taught Me About the World – and Myself

How I Conquer My Solo Travel Fears

What It’s Like to Travel Solo When You’re in a Relationship

Practical Ways I’ve Learnt to Stay Safe While Travelling Alone

Solo Travel Moments That Left Me Scared Shitless

7 Travel Destinations for Solo Travellers

Traveling Alone? 8 Ways to Deal With Loneliness

How to Plan Your First Solo Trip

6 Alternatives to Travelling Alone

Easy Ways to Take Awesome Photos When You Travel Solo

On Solo Travel and Indian Women


Why I Turned Vegan – and What It Means For My Travel Lifestyle

How to Travel As a Vegan and Find Delicious Food Anywhere in the World


How I’m Funding My Adventures Around the World Through Travel Blogging

So You Want to Start a Travel Blog?

6 Tips to Break Into Freelance Travel Writing

What I’ve Learnt on the Way to 60,000+ Instagram Followers – Tips for Travel Instagrammers

6 Lessons From My First TBEX

Confessions of an Indian Travel Blogger


Highs and Lows of 2018 – and Aspirations for 2019

17 Incredible Travel (and life) Moments of 2017

My Most Memorable Sunrises, Sunsets and Night Skies in 2016

My 15 Most Memorable Moments of 2015

My 14 Incredible India Moments of 2014

My 13 Incredible India Moments of 2013

Got other questions about travel, blogging or life?

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  5. Pink Jam says

    All your posts under Travel Secrets was very helpful!! Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  6. Travelfreak says

    Dear Shivya. Congratulations on this journey of following your dreams. I really liked your blogs and especially on Spiti Valley. It sure is on my list now. It thrills me to know that there are other Indian girls who are discovering the world and pleasure of solo travel.

    I read your travel secrets with a lot of interest and wanted to share my own experiences which may give you further ideas. I have returned from a travel around the world after one year and 2 months and I mainly followed my heart through the trip. I had no clue where I will be the next day and made decisions on impulse.

    One thing I learnt that travelling is not just about a destination or place but also the journey or experience of getting to the next place. And travelling is also knowing not only the locals but other people like ourselves who share our passion and are searching for those special moments. I backpacked in the true sense that you explained but then I did everything that I could, skydive, trekking etc by managing my budget through the travels. People travel from all over the world and I met and made friends with so many especially while staying in hostels. In fact, I not only found some very intersting and off beat places from them but also got invited to their own countries to stay with them.

    I spent nearly two months on an organic farm in Australia in the deep valleys of rainforest mountains and explored some restricted forest areas. Same happened in New Zealand. I also visited two lovely people from Slovenia and stayed in their village.

    I believe that travel is a process of knowing yourself and everything that is out there. Challenging ourselves with sharing not only with the locals but also people like ourselves who can enrich our experience of travel.

    Keep exploring and learning!!!!

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  8. Pujan says

    Hi Shivya,

    Im so inspired by your courageous decision to quit job and see the World. For most Indians its a daring decision.
    Like many others I have such dreams too, Im not sure how will I actually earn my living and travel the world. For me travel is inspirational, rethinking and reflecting on the life’s meaning , seeing the world around us and experiencing its true beauty. Im an avid nature lover, a vegetarian and possess a bucket list of most stunningly beautiful places I would want to visit…

    I don’t know if this sounds good, I work in software and keep a travel fund to finance my couple of weeks long vacations worldwide.
    I would love to hear from you more elaborately how can an Indian middle class guy fund his travel around the world…

    Once again its really so inspiring to hear your travel journeys , especially when you’re from India too!
    God bless you and Happy travellin!
    Bon Voyage~

  9. Enjoyed reading your escapades! Could you maybe write an article or just let the readers know how you stay fit while traveling??

  10. hey Shivya Ive been following your stories and updates for a while, I too wanna feed the wanderlust in me. Ive started a Tech info related blog and it would be helpful if you could provide a monthly plan of how you did things tho catch up with the expenditure. thankyou

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