As a full time traveller and professional travel blogger, every post or photo essay that I share here is memorable and has moved me. I hope to make you see more of this beautiful world with me.
I travel to places known and unknown – usually solo to bring stories and experiences from the road in a candid manner to my readers. I slow travel and focus on the culture, heritage, people, food and customs of a place. I revel in hiking and trekking and have people skills to unearth treasures of a place. My smiling demeanour, communication skills and local connections have helped me to get invited at homestays in remote places and thereby explore traditional ceremonies and way of life. I am a staunch supporter of responsible travel, organic food and acquiesce by the adage ‘We did not inherit the earth, we are merely borrowing it from our children.’
My experiences of slow travel and observations with a keen business eye (remember i’m a marwari!) have made me understand what works and what doesn’t. I ran a successful business and thrive on attention to detail. Travelshoebum has been ranked as a top travel blogger in India by different media and publications.
Rise – Ranked among Top 100 of Travel Blogs Globally
Feedspot Global – Top 100 Travel Blogs on the Web
Directory of Best Indian Blogs in 2017
What interests me?
CAMPAIGNS, COLLABORATIONS, PARTNERSHIPS & SPONSORSHIPS :
If you are a Tourism Board or a PR Agency working for a Tourism Board, you can invite me on FAM / Press Trips for promoting the destination. I’ve worked with various tourism boards earlier and you can request for my media kit for the same.
I am also open to collaborating with Airlines, Experiential Stays, Offbeat Travel Companies, Luxury Properties, Adventure Companies and Companies promoting Sustainable & Responsible Travel.
Eg : One of the biggest digital media campaigns in 2017
PROPERTY REVIEWS, TRAVEL CONTENT & PHOTOGRAPHS
You are welcome to get in touch if you are a property interested in me writing a detailed review about it’s offerings; food and hospitality, and the nearby places to see. I am also available to create original content for your property’s website, with photographs.
TRAVEL GUIDES, CONTENT & ITINERARIES
I have written the Uttarakhand Travel Guide for Outlook Traveller Getaways and my extensive explorations mean I have in-depth knowledge of places that I have been to.
I am interested in collaborations and campaigns with brands that identify with my experiential travel style. Extensive travel guides, offbeat travel, photography, food explorations – are some of the ideas that I’m interested in.
TRAVEL EVENTS, PARTICIPATING AND SPEAKER
You can approach me to promote your travel event by way of crafting innovative ideas for the target audience. As a speaker, I have participated in numerous events and have also spoken about ‘Sustainable Rural Tourism’ at an event in Delhi.
I am also available to host travel events, photography workshops, panels and seminars.
TRAVEL COMPANIES & ADVENTURE (TREKKING COMPANIES)
Relevant brand ambassadorships or long-term partnerships for promoting your brand across my social media channels. I can also organise contests and giveaways, coverage for events such as treks and more. Adventure and trekking companies, are more than welcome to get in touch to leverage my skills to promote your offering in an unforgettable manner.
Car and SUV brands can get in touch regarding road trips and documenting and planning the same.
FREELANCE WRITING AND PHOTOGRAPHY :
I am a freelance writer specialising in travel, food, lifestyle and have been published in many national level magazines and newspapers. I am adept at SEO-driven blogs and articles, storytelling, photo stories and help your brand cash in on the visibility through interesting, original and creative content.
I am also available as a freelance photographer for travel, portrait, outdoor and documentary shoots. Additionally, as a content creator, I understand the importance of visual storytelling and can be commissioned to document your brand in an eye catching manner. I specialise in Landscape, Nature, Street and Portrait photography.
Camera companies, lens companies and phone companies can get in touch with me for collaborations and assignments, or product reviews.
BLOGGING, CONTENT AND SOCIAL MEDIA CONSULTING :
I create original creative content for websites, blogs and social media platforms as well as create engagement over social networks for the relevant brands on a one-time or long-term basis.
You can also engage me for copywriting for travel-related websites and consulting on a brand’s social media strategy.
TRAVEL CONSULTING :
If you have specific travel related queries, or want me to plan your travel itinerary with my expertise, or need personal travel consulting services, get in touch with me. I build custom itineraries which will include options for transportation, accommodation options, recommendations on eating out and offbeat things to do. You will be able to choose from boutique properties, cute homestays and Airbnbs, interesting experiences, delicious food and insider tips.
Before you are wondering why you should pay me, here is an excellent summary by Olivier Blanchard.