Hello please introduce yourself and your blog to our reader.
I started blogging 1.5 years back. As I love traveling and many friends seek ideas and tips from me regarding traveling and therefore an idea propped into my mind that I should try to spread my ideas on travel through blogging.
What do you blog about? Any particular niche within travel?
I blog on Travel and there is not a particular niche. But I focus more on Itineraries, planner and tips. Many branded tourist sites provides major information but sometimes something is lacking like what are other options, itinerary for specific people or number of days. I focus on giving useful tips which are sometimes neglected.
How did you decide onn the name for your blog?
The name of my blog is Travel With Me 24 x 7 and as I love traveling and want to do it 24 x7. I chose my blog name which suits me. Also I chose the name which is simple and understood by all basic English speaking people. I don’t want to include philosophical words as sometimes many people don’t understand those words.
How long have you been blogging for?
I am blogging since 1 and ½ years
What plans do you have in the future for your blog?
Ideas to add: Focus more on Hidden Tourist attractions
Projects coming up – Compilation of my Ukraine visit
Places to visit – Croatia or Malta
Collabs – At present, I am not working on it.
Does your blog cover anything else other than travel? If so what?
It covers restaurant reviews as many times during travel we also look for food options and food is the great way to know that place or attraction.
What can our readers find on your website?
Itineraries, Travel Plans, Reviews of specific hidden places, Planner for there trip, Travel tips, hotel and restaurant guide.
Do you have any travel tips or advice for our readers that might want to start a travel blog?
Start writing your experience, share how it could be more better. The problem you face should be faced by readers by giving them proper advice. People will love your candid reviews and advice and soon they will follow your blog.
What are some of the highs and lows of travel blogging?
The highs of Travel Blogging is many tourism brands, hotel brands and other tourism businesses serve you properly as they are afraid that any wrong comment will affect their business.
The lows are that while traveling also you are doing business, not a leisure trip. When you see or experience a thing then your mind starts working as a blogger.
What type of traveler are you?
I am a seasonal traveler, like traveling after few months when I am too much bored of my routine life.
As someone who works full time how do you fit in travelling around your work schedule?
Full timers can travel whenever they get breaks and holidays. Also they can arrange small event of family like birthdays, anniversaries, or family get together to tourist destination instead of some one’s house or own house.
What sites or other resources do you use to decide where and when you will go to a certain place or destination?
First I go for Booking and Tripadvisor sites to plan my trip. Then I read articles on that certain places by fellow bloggers because there are lots of tips and advice in them.
Do you have any favourite travel books you have read or use?
As such not a specific travel books, but I love to read those Inflight Travel magazines and articles on travel in my daily newspapers.
What’s been some of your favourite destinations & why?
- Mykonos – Greece Very relaxed place with lots of blue water, unique streets and with positive and vibrant vibes.
- Georgia(country) – Though the country is small and not many people know about it, but there people are very much loving and friendly. I love Georgia because of hospitality.
- Dubai – It is very safe and well managed. I love the cosmopolitan outlook of this city.
- Kerala – India – Very green and it is perfect for any nature lovers. Kerala has beautiful hills, beaches, backwaters, forests, waterfall and many more.
- Spain – I loved the liveliness and culture of Spain. Everything is very musical and happy there.
What equipment do you use to blog or for your blog?
Laptop, Camera, Good Internet connection, Pen, Diary
Do you have any photography or making travel videos tips?
For photography capture the vibes of that place and your photos would always be beautiful. First you feel the place and then take photos. For video photography, I am still learning.
Do you have any tips or suggestions on how bloggers can earn an income from blogging?
They should work hard and keep working on content
Top 5 Bucket-list Destinations?
Top 5 travel experiences you can’t wait to try out or do?
Hiking to Macha Picchu
Camping in forests
Sailing across Greek Islands
Sunrise across Angkor Vat (Cambodia)
Hot Air Balloon over Cappadocia(Turkey)
Do you have any money saving travel tips?
- Don’t be brand conscious. Save your money while staying and choose local stays, hostels or newly opened restaurants.
- Purchase food items from nearby supermarkets.
- Download restaurants apps for deals like Groupon, Entertainers, etc.
Do you have ay funny or strange travel experiences to share?
We were booking tickets for Dubai’s nearby destination for 4 to 5 days and the airplane tickets were coming very much on high price. Suddenly a deal popped up on New York which was equally reasonable and in same rate. Within an hour and without any planned I booked for it. The funniest part is next day we have fly for a 16 to 18 hours of flight to a very far destination and too unprepared with any of information, staying details and what we will do there. But everything sorted out slowly and slowly while I was on airport lounge, booking all stays. And believe me it was the most beautiful trip of my life, as it was the unplanned one.
Was there a place you visited that did not live up to your expectations & why.
I can say that whenever, I travel I do not keep so many expectations about that place. For me reaching to that place like the journey is more important. So I could not find any place below expectations. Some places might be over rated for me but I loved the journey or path reaching to it. I loved the problems and joys whichever I encountered during that travel.
What’s in your travel bag?
Passport(if international travel)
Scarf(useful in winters and summers both)
What travel apps do you use and why?
Entertainer (for deals on restaurants)
Google Translator (as some places, people don’t understand Language)
What are 3 things travelling has thought you?
Have you encountered any travel mishaps or scary moments if so what happened?
This is many years back when I was traveling as a kid with my family from Gujarat(India) to Kerala via Goa on a road trip. We hired a taxi for 20 days and he would take us to all through the beautiful Konkan scenic drive covering 3 to 4 states of India. We started our journey and all went well till 6 days. When we finished our Goa tour and moved ahead towards Mangalore covering Jog Falls, the scary part began.
The driver of our car created one story about the car is not working properly and he has to mend it and wanted to go. So we parked our car and took a stay at Highway hotels called motels. There we checked-in and gave some money to him for repairing work. Now the driver went for repair and never came back. We were few kilometers behind Mangalore near Udupi( birthplace of Dosa) and staying in a highway hotel with basic amenities. The best part of that hotel was it was surrounded by paddy fields and coconut trees. For 3 to 4 days we stayed there and searching for the driver but he was not found and then we decided two things- that either we go back home by catching train or plane from nearest airport/station or we continue further by hiring or catching something else. But as our family is bitten by Travel worm, we further continued and fulfilled our trip beautifully.
So the moral of the story – Complete whatever you have started with though there are roadblocks in front of you. The end is always beautiful but you must stop by in between obstacles.
Do you have any recommendations for cities and beach places that you have visited and loved? What was good about these places?
Mykonos – An island with positive and vibrant vibes. Windy and sunny islands which looks like a dream. Read more on https://travelwithme247blog.com/10-best-things-to-do-in-mykonos/
Georgia(country) – Loved the hospitable and friendliness of people there. I added one more family member during my visit to Georgia.
Bavarian Alps (Germany) – If you love mountains and snow then this is the place for you. Pristine environment and beautiful nature would surely capture your mind.
Melbourne(Australia) – Very livable city and also there is the perfect blend of nature with the modern city. I love the climate and vibrant cultural vibes of this city.
Kerala (India) – If you love greenery then this is the place for you. Green and green everywhere surrounded with water.
Where do you see your travel blog in two years?
Would love to collaborate with Tourism boards and some sustainable eco-friendly Tourism companies. Looking to promote tourist destinations which are hidden secrets or not many people know about it.
Please share one travel quote you love or one you have made up?
I just created a one….
“Step out to Explore the world “
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