Hello there! Welcome to my blog, and thank you for stopping by.  

I am Priyanka Gupta and am from a small town in North India, though I only lived there until I was fifteen years old. Then I studied in Rajasthan, graduated from IIT Delhi with a B.Tech in Computer Science and then lived and worked my way around India in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune, and Bangalore.

In 2016, five years into my investment banking career and having struggled with the mundane nature of the corporate world, I realized that the desk job in a multinational firm wasn’t the best for me. I didn’t like staring at one of those Dell computers in a small cubicle of a multi-storied glass-faceted building to make the rich richer. 

So two years ago, in 2016, I quit my job and started traveling the world, solo. I hoped to find something that would suit the wanderer and the thinker roaring inside me.

In these two years, I have been on the road, mostly. You could find me sitting with the Andean women in Peruvian islands, cooking Indian food with Chilean families, hiking active volcanoes, wandering in tropical rainforests, venturing down into deep canyons, stalking orangutans, teaching English to Latin-American students, admiring centuries-old temples silhouetted against the evening orange sky, diving at old shipwrecks in the turquoise Indian ocean, and writing.

Life changed, in a way. I was still the same girl who like spending more time on the road than at home. I was the same girl who was scared of what would her parents think of her quitting her job and traveling alone. I was the same girl whose writing mentor had told her that her writing needed a lot of work.

But I was determined this time. I wanted to see the world and do something meaningful for others and myself. I wanted my life and work to be extensions of each other, a joint experience if you would say.

I always had writing by my side though I never saw it until recently. I was intimidated by the idea of earning butter chicken and roti out of writing.

Then leaving behind all the fears, I launched this blog. I repent not starting a blog years ago, but I think I am better off now, having finally started.

Writing, traveling, and blogging are my new way of life. Finally being able to live the way I wanted to, I got my energy and positivity back.

And because it was all going so great and I wanted to go all in for traveling, I became a nomad, or location-independent, a few months ago. I gave up my apartment, where I stayed now and then, sold most of my stuff and packed the rest in bags, and started working on the go.

Now, I write full-time while traveling the world, alone. I focus on cultural travel and visit villages, enjoy ethnic festivals, observe old architecture, praise art, stay at family homestays, trek in thick jungles and chase wild animals, indulge in native life and make relationships with people wherever I go. 

I write about my travel experiences. You can read my travel stories and get some travel tips and inspiration to go around the world on your own over here: Travel

I also pen down my life ideas to live better. Read my best stories and science-backed ideas on self-improvement, personal growth, mastering habits, psychology and emotional intelligence, philosophy, and more, here: Articles

 

Follow along to read more about my ideas and escapades around the world and to get some travel inspiration, my experiential destination guides, and travel tips. 

Feel free to drop me a line. Let me know what can I improve and what worked 🙂

If you want to connect, email me at [email protected]

Like Ruskin Bond, I also want to bring a little sunshine into your life. Happy reading 🙂

14 Comments

  1. Yogi August 22, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    Very nice. You are blog is inspiring.

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  2. gregori August 13, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Priyanka…..you are living life to the fullest ….i envy you….lots of love and respect….cheers!!!!

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  3. DHARMAJIT PATTNAIK July 4, 2019 at 10:32 pm

    Just my two words “VOW LIVING”

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  4. Arijit Basu May 10, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Hey Priyanka: Came across your blog site while looking for travel ideas in Bolivia and have been hooked on your articles for the last 3 hours. Absolutely blown away by all your experiences. Not to mention, two thumbs up for the lifestyle you’ve chosen – it takes courage and a ton of guts to do what you did – kudos to you. You’re living the life we all crave and desire but almost all of us are too scared to take that proverbial leap. Good for you and wish you all the best in your adventures. Looking forward to following you on your journey through your blog and twitter.
    Best
    Arijit

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    1. Priyanka Gupta May 11, 2019 at 12:49 pm

      Hey Arijit. This is such a nice heart-warming message you have left. You are very kind. I am glad that you found the blog helpful and thanks for taking out the time to read it. I took the leap because I had to. I couldn’t continue the way I was living. Also, I wanted to tell others that things work out if we try. We would only know if we jump. Hoping to listen from you more. All the best. Thanks again for stopping by.

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  5. Avinash Dhoot May 4, 2019 at 8:17 am

    Ruskin Bond is currently visiting Kolkata. When is your next trip here? 🙂

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  6. Roopam March 19, 2019 at 8:02 pm

    I loved ur article on marriage and couldn’t leave without telling u how much I felt related but I fell into pressures.. I always wished to travel solo and see the whole world. By reading ur blog feels like I am traveling.. thanks for being an inspiration.
    Hope to read more from u.
    All the best👍

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    1. Priyanka Gupta May 11, 2019 at 12:40 pm

      Thank you, Roopam. Your comment means a lot and inspires me to write. I wish you that you also go out of your home alone, even if for one day, and see that the world isn’t such a scary place after all. I am here if you need help. Sending love and positive energy your way.

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  7. Kimberly K Starrett December 27, 2018 at 7:47 am

    Maybe I can find out who I am through your writings..Thank you

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    1. Priyanka Gupta January 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      I hope you do. Thank you 🙂

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  8. AnUnsatisfiedBloke December 23, 2018 at 3:27 pm

    wow! You are an inspiration girl!

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    1. Priyanka Gupta January 5, 2019 at 1:21 pm

      Thank you so much 🙂

      Reply

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