As a freelance travel writer, I contribute stories to several widely read publications. I’m interested in working on stories about sustainable travel, conservation, climate change and veganism. I’m also experimenting with “collaborative storytelling” – co-telling stories with rural communities whose voices have long been unheard.

In 2023, I won silver (and an honorable mention) at the prestigious Lowell Thomas Travel Journalism Awards by the Society of American Travel Writers. Simultaneously, my story on ‘no fly’ travel from Switzerland to the Arctic, on, became a finalist for the Travel Media Awards, UK. I also contributed an essay and toolkit to the Lonely Planet Chile and Rapa Nui guidebook.

To commission a story, please reach out to me at [email protected].

travel writer Shivya Nath, Indian travel bloggers


The Washington Post

Traveling in Chile is a lesson in the ravages of climate change

Our Better World

A Himalayan homestay that?s an Ark for rural empowerment

(A collaborative storytelling effort with two rural storytellers from a remote Himalayan community)

BBC Travel

Touring Turkey’s Black Sea Region by Mini Bus

Southern India’s Stunning Secret

How I Quit My Job to Travel: The Social Media Addict

National Geographic Traveller

World Travel & Tourism Council

Traveling the World on a Not-So-Powerful Passport

How Do Our Travel Choices Impact Us?

How Tourism-Based Social Enterprises are Changing Rural India

Conde Nast Traveller

How Climate Change is Hurting the Happiest Country on Earth

15 Sustainable Trips to Take Across India Right Now

Your 7-Minute Guide to Central America

15 Offbeat Excuses to Revisit Singapore

10 Secret Homestays in the Himalayas


Delhi Correspondent

First Post

An ode to India’s vegan entrepreneurs

As we emerge into a ‘new normal’, India needs to evolve to create a COVID-ready tourism destination

The Huffington Post

How to Plan Your First Solo Trip
Diu May Be India’s Last Beach Paradise
Unearthing Kerala’s Best Kept Secrets

Lonely Planet

Sri Lanka ‘Untravelled’

The Times of India

Go Native in Ile Maurice
A Guide to Seychelles

The Hindu

Location Independent (Cover story)
Travelling tables in NYC
Earth and Water: Goa in the Rains
La Digue, Seychelles: Where Time Moves Backwards
Celebrating Las Fallas in Spain
Mission 2012: Rediscovery of India (Cover story)
Serendipity by the Black Sea
From Punjab, with love
At home in the Himalayas
Treasures of Spain
Life as we knew it

The Wire

For India?s Wildlife, the Lockdown Isn?t the Good News Many Think It Is

Hindustan Times

Corbett: Secrets of the Jungle
Rediscovering Paradise

Air India Magazine

A vegetarian’s love affair with Europe


10 reasons to turn vegetarian in Singapore
Singapore’s favorite night spots: The makeover

Travel Wire Asia 

Mount Kinabalu: Stairway to Heaven
On Cloud Nine in Genting
Port Dickson: Living on Stilts
The Old English Charm of Maxwell Hill
Girls’ Getaway at Tioman Island
Duty free, pocket friendly shopping in Malaysia

Asian Correspondent

In Search of Adventure in Desaru, Malaysia
Chasing Adventure on the Perhentian Islands

World Nomads

The 3 deserts of India

Women’s Web

9 Short Breaks From Your City
Girls on the Go
The Art of Packing

The Alternative

Will your travel memories be someone else’s travel disappointments?
Bamboo Village: Above and Beyond a Responsible Tourism Project

Offbeat Travel 

Spiti: A most unusual travel destination in India

Guest Posts

The Planet D: Normal to Nomadic: How One Girl Built a Life of Travel
Solo Traveller: Solo Travel to India: 11 Tips from a Local


Heal the world, one trip at a time

Good To Go

The best spots for admiring the dreamy New York skyline

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