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Sandeepa and Chetan's Travel Blog

Life and travel adventures of a married Indian couple.

Welcome to our online home!

We are Sandeepa and Chetan living the life of our dreams

From travelling in a truck to seeing places we still don’t believe exist. From having tea in a tribal’s hut to talking about what we have learnt living this life in TEDx talks and TV interviews. We hope that through our travel stories we inspire you to make your dream into a reality.

In January 2013 we quit our jobs, sold our house and decided to travel the world. We thought we would do a year-long RTW (Round The World) trip. But an unexpected thing happened. We fell in love with the road. Long-term and slow travel became our way of life. Since then we have developed a lifestyle based on around travel.

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People, Places, Photos

How travel became the tool of our transformation?

A time came in our lives when we knew we needed a change and needed it now. We knew we wanted to break the cycle of “get a new job–>earn more money–>try to live a BETTER life”. But by continuing to live the life that we lived, we weren’t going to find any answers. We needed a tool that could help us look at our lives from the outside. Our love for travel was what had helped us get together in the first place. We decided to use this love for travel as a tool to help us transform our lives. This website is obviously about travel stories and experiences. But it is more, a story of our journey through life as we adapt to change and challenge ourselves to live out of our comfort zones – and hope to become better, responsible citizens of our planet.

A word on "Responsible Tourism" and what it means to us

Responsible travel has become the guiding principle of our travels. Not just being ecologically sensitive and trying to minimise our footprint but also being culturally and socially sensitive. We know we can not “understand” a place and its people unless we visit.

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How do the locals of a place live?

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Why do they live this way?

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Does history have any relevance to their current lives?

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How does the geographic location define their lives?

Stories about responsible travel

It is ALL about the connections we make

After a while, the novelty of travel can cease to amaze. Mountains, beaches, forests can all start to feel the same. A travel experience is more about the people you meet than the places you see or things you do. The connections you make with the people become the lasting memories of the place.

Our travel style

We haven’t stereotyped ourselves in any travel category. Nor do we have a favourite travel style. Road trips to trekking, city travel to rural tourism – we like it all!

Same same but different

You don’t always have to travel to a new place to “feel” something new. Just doing something different in an often visited place can turn out to be a totally new experience.

Being a traveller at home

And sometimes, you don’t even need to travel. Looking at “Home” with the eyes and mind of a traveller can reveal things we often miss out.

Long-term Travel

Long-term travel isn’t a long holiday. If you are planning to take the plunge (or a break) and wondering what long-term travel feels like, have a look at these stories.

Photography

Photography is now an integral part of our travel

Travel Blogging

If you are planning to start a travel blog of your own these might be helpful in pointing you in the right direction.

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