Hi, we are Tina and Shreya! We met in college in 2010 and quickly bonded over our similar interests. Since then, our friendship has grown as we discovered a shared passion for travel, style, and photography. We created this blog in December 2017 because we have had our fair share of experiences traveling the world together (and separately) and we want to share that with you, our readers. We hope that the content on our blog will help with whatever it is you are looking for – and if not, feel free to drop us a comment on a post or get in touch with us on our Contact page. In the mean time, here’s a little more about us:
Hi, I’m Tina! I’m a new blogger, coffee addict, avid baker, travel enthusiast, animal lover, compulsive planner with a random spontaneous streak, and I never met a glass of wine I didn’t like! (Ok, there was that one time I had a port wine in Santorini that tasted eerily similar to cough syrup… but more on that later!).
My passion for travel started when I was young and my family would take road trips across the country. When I finally boarded my first international flight at 14 years old to visit family in Iran, I was hooked! I quickly fell in love with the hustle and bustle of airports, airplane food (I know, I know), and of course, learning all about new cultures. It wasn’t until I moved out of Texas in 2012 to pursue my career in information technology in Washington, D.C. where I was really able to travel more freely as an adult. It was this fact, combined with the realities of adulthood and the rest of my friends living in other cities, that prompted us to start traveling together. It was a great way to preserve our friendships and to visit new destinations and is a ritual we still do today.
Then, in 2015 I was experiencing one of the most stressful years of my young adult life. I was experiencing pressure in all aspects of my life and desperately needed to do something spontaneous and very unlike me. So what did I do? I booked a ticket to Amsterdam and embarked on a European road trip with 30 other strangers for two and a half weeks. Crazy, right? I learned a lot about the world and myself in that short amount of time and it only re-invigorated my love for new countries and new cultures. Now, I can’t wait to keep this passion alive and I look forward to sharing my stories with you on this blog.
Hi there, I’m Shreya! I have a slight(!) obsession with travelling, eating good food, taking semi-professional-ish photos, hiking through nature, drinking wine, and advocating for animals (seriously, I think I like animals more than people).
I was born and raised in Nepal and since I was young, I’ve craved for adventure. It might have something to do with my parents always taking us on trips (we once drove from Kathmandu to Tibet on a sketchy dirt road off the side of cliffs), and my grandfather teaching us that experiences are more valuable than materials. When we moved to the States, we continued with our family road trips and soon travel became part of my lifestyle. But it wasn’t until after I graduated college and started working that I fell in love with it, especially since I could afford it!
My goal in life is to travel to as many destinations as I can so I can meet new people, experience different cultures, and enjoy local cuisines. I’m one of those people that plans for my next trip while i’m currently on a trip – lol! To me, travel opens my eyes to different places but also reminds me that no matter what race, religion, and ethnicity, we are all the same – which is a really humbling perspective. Along with Tina, I can’t wait to share my adventures and advice with you on this blog!