‘WH’ questions of Why You Wander

Who am I?

Rohini, just an Indian girl for whom travel was never a priority.

I don’t have a fancy story on how I quit my 9-5 job to travel either. All I have is a deep interest in travel which I am achieving by different means of smart travel.

I am not an extrovert but I believe I express myself the best when I write. I don’t proclaim myself to be an honest travel writer but I believe a smart reader can read it through the lines.

For a little back ground, after completing my bachelors in Engineering started working as a Software Engineer. After 2 years I took an opportunity to work in Australia.  That is when I started travelling, very late to the standards of the Travel industry. In 2012 I moved to New Zealand where I worked and travelled for a year. This is where I started my Solo travels and it still remains as one of the best decisions I ever made. Now, I am back in Australia working and travelling my way around.

How I Wander

Why do I Travel & Why do I Blog

I know it is a tricky one, let me try.

Short answer,

Inspire, Inform & Evolve.

Long answer,

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colours  And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.

Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky

Why the name?

Even though travel blogs primarily focus on planning, I still like to embrace the uncertainties and unplanned nature of travel. The name emphasises my interest in keeping it a little informal and aimless, just like a wandering mind.

Why do I Travel

When do I travel? 

Since I work full time, I travel during breaks. I maximise public holidays by adding leave days. I visit my sister in the US and my Mother back in India which usually get extended with some sightseeing as well. Since I have a highly demanding daytime job, I try to make the best out of my breaks by travelling efficiently – the tips of which I am yet to share, stay tuned.

What to expect?

Here is what you can expect from this space,

  • Short-Term travel tips
  • Travel through my eyes ( perspectives, findings etc.)
  • Tips & Tricks on the art of being a traveller and not a tourist
  • Unbiased Travel reviews
  • Less or no photoshopped photos
    • I do not prefer photoshopped photos much.I would be trying to bring in photos with less/no editing to ensure that I can pass on the genuine look and feel of a destination.

What all I have done?

Here are few things I have done so far:

  • Bungee Jumping in Queenstown, New Zealand

Free fall of the fear

My Confession: I was scared to death. But as always the instinct to try won my fear

  • Scuba diving in Great Barrier Reef, Australia

Successfully Scuba Dived !

My Confession: I did not know swimming when I dived!

  • Sky Diving in Wollongong, Australia

  • Crocodile Cage in Darwin, Australia

  • Snorkeling with Reef Sharks in Vanuatu

  • Ocean Walk in Port Vila

PS: Thanks for reading through.I am still working on this page and will have it updated soon. Meanwhile, if you have any comment, please make sure to drop a note below.