This Beautiful World

Yesterday morning started with a very happy message. A comment from one of my regular readers, Sudeshna. And it made me feel good the whole day. It so happens that she also is a friend from my college and university days in Pilani and do remember we practiced together for a month or so to perform in a musical program during Durga Puja, right in our first semester.

” Your travelogues are so well written and touching – inspires people to travel more..”

Bergen from Mount Floyen, Norway, Scandinavia

That quite sums up the thought that first came to my mind when I decided to start this blog or travelogue, whichever way you wish to call it. To give my friends, family and future followers a feel of being there on a holiday 🏖️

Holidays are fun. Glad to share this simple and short video of ours where me and my best friend and better half are enjoying ourselves. This has been one of our most seen and appreciated video on our Facebook page, travelwisesr@indiaandmore. Have a look. Don’t we look happy? And if you like it, do let us know👍. It would surely add to our happiness.

We have been holidaying for long but the first seed of penning it down, apart from maybe the occasional post that I used to write on Facebook, came from a college and university friend again. Ashish urged me to write a travelogue on our Scandinavia trip after our return last summer. And so was born Scandinavia…a travelogue and your blog, Travel with passion.

Bergen Fjords,Norway,Scandinavia
Scandinavia – A paradise on earth

The next thought that crossed my mind was, why will anyone read my blog. But then in this age of fast life, low attention spans, stress and life full of other priorities, there is probably nobody who does not wish to move away from the present and get lost in some moments of fun and happiness. And enjoy a holiday 💃🕺

Could I take them on the same trip that I have myself experienced and in those few ME moments that they have, transport them to a feeling of happiness. And perhaps a desire to explore more, either the same destination or any other. After all, ‘Ye Dil ❤️ Mange More ( This Heart ❤️ Wants More).

Faraglioni Rocks, Capri, Italy. On the way from Sorrento to Capri.

And now when my readers write back expressing something similar to what I had wished they would experience, it feels so fulfilling and satisfying. Thank You So Much. Each one of you 👭👬

Then to add some more fun, my childhood friend Gautam countered me sometime back. “Your writing is good & I like it. But what is there in addition for me? Can I use your travel website as a one stop solution for planning my holidays and all my bookings? I am sick of paying through my nose to travel companies that I currently use and then there is hardly any freedom. And also, any tips that you wish to give me”. Friends are always special and so I had to act.

My holidays are self planned
My holidays are in my control. I live it the way I wish to..

Holiday Trip planning

That egged me on to share with you some Tips and tricks to save on your next trip. And also to decide on how we should plan our own Dreams or destiny and Holiday Activities & Adventures , we brought to you the whole new features to ease your bookings for flights, hotels, buses, activities, adventure, landmark entry tickets, skip the queue tickets for all important and must visit museums, monuments, cruises, boat rides and much much more.

And the ones that I have picked and suggested to you, Booking.com and Viator.com are the best, time tested by me over the years and has my guarantee of impressive support when you need them. For anything and everything. And when you go through ‘Travel with passion’ you are assured of the best deals, at all times. And the greatest of offers.

Currently available is this exciting hotel booking offer which you could take benefit of by using it now or anytime in the future, to get back Rs 700 (USD 10 approx) after completing your stay. Just got to safety save the code with you, if not booking now.

https://booking.com/s/99_2/subroy33

But then there still remained the biggest question in my mind 🤔. What makes our readers connect with us and feel good. I have looked for an answer and what seems to me is that since my planning for my solo trips and our holidays together start early and at times many months before, I actually start living my holiday much before we actually experience it. The passion with which I plan and then enjoy, probably gets reflected through my words.

The blog reader

It’s you, our readers who have made us achieve whatever little that we have in these few months. We would love to hear from you 🐵 to make us better. And help add more value to your life and your holidays 🏝️

🏃It’s your comment that keeps me going.

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66 Comments

  1. Emily Fata says:

    The world truly is a magical place! I love your photos from Scandinavia!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Emily.

  2. Lindsay Rae says:

    I haven’t had much opportunity to travel in the last few years, but these photos and your writing has really inspired me to try to make traveling more of a priority. I love the passion you display in this post for your love of travel and sharing your experiences on this blog.

    Really great post!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much Lindsay.It means a lot to me.

  3. These photos are incredible. It’s crazy how much natural beauty there is in the world to see, now to get to traveling! I will check out the links for my next adventure.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much Scott.

  4. Your blog is written with love, and it shows in reading this post. That is what makes you stand apart from other travel blogs, and why your voice is so important. Never discredit what you bring to the table through your blog! I think every blogger has asked themselves why anyone would want to read their writing at some point. But clearly you’re doing an amazing job. Never stop traveling, taking such beautiful pictures, and telling your story.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Erica so much.So happy to go through your observations.So encouraging & from your heart.It is a pleasure to connect with you.

  5. Mary Lentz says:

    Your photos are stunning. I lived abroad and spent two years backpacking in the early 2000’s. It really is an amazing experience and it’s awesome that you are documenting and sharing with others. It’s clear it has an impact on your readers!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you for the kind words Mary.

  6. Candace says:

    Beautiful pictures! Whatever you do, don’t stop documenting your travels.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Candace.Sure will continue to follow your suggestion.

  7. Johnny Quid says:

    Beautiful pictures. My wife and I yearn to do more traveling in the future, and posts like yours give us hope and inspire us to keep working so we can do just that. I want to see the world the way you see it and document it with as much love and awe as your blog posts capture. Thank you for sharing this with us!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Johnny for the encouragement & kind words.Will strive to continue sharing & giving you pleasure.

  8. Comments and suggestions from regular readers is truly the fuel that keeps me going too! Lots of great travel info that you share– that I wish I used more often. We don’t travel much but you’re inspiring me in many ways!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Elease.Your encouragement means a lot.

  9. Megan McC says:

    Travel is so beautiful. Amazing connections around the work. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Great picture and experience I must say! Your post is making me to think of jumping on the next available flight out to a sunny place, but my bank account is telling me to calm down for now!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Ha ha ha.I know I sometimes feel the same.But do come over sometime you will love it.

  11. Stacie says:

    There is so much to see and experience out there if you just go and start exploring. I love this one.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Stacie.

  12. tcleland88 says:

    I’m like you. I enjoy planning my trips almost as much as I enjoy traveling. They are an escape, a learning adventure, and so much more.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Making so many good friends from across the globe with similar likes.So good to know.

  13. Erin Knight says:

    Your travel video is stunning, and you guys have been to a lot of places and look so happy in the pictures. Please keep the travel posts and tips coming, because I also need these to plan my holidays,

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much Erin.I surely will.And thanks again for loving the video.

  14. karilife says:

    It looks like you’ve had some wonderful adventures that are heartwarming to recount. Thanks for being transparent in sharing!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you karilife 😊

  15. lforsythe7040 says:

    There are so many places in this world to visit, and not nearly enough time to visit them all! Travel blogs provide great insight into the different options of places to visit which is really helpful when deciding where our next trip will take us.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      I keep having the same thought as you.And I too read other blogs to plan & also check them for more knowledge once I have decided my next destination.

  16. Your images are lovely! I would love to travel more. Can’t wait until I’m finally able to do so!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Andrea😊

  17. Star says:

    Great post. Love your photos! Looking forward to reading more of your travels.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much.Look forward to being in touch.

  18. Swagata Sen says:

    Beautifully written post, complemented by stunning photographs – enjoyed your post. It’s so nice to connect with you here!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much Swagata.My pleasure too connecting with you.Let’s be in touch.I liked your post very much.

  19. kutercarol says:

    I love the video. It really helps me to connect to you. You have a gift in storytelling. Can’t wait to read more.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much Carol.Makes me so happy.We will keep in touch.

  20. Your writing and photography convey your passion and love so well. Your friend’s compliment was well deserved.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much.Would love to be in touch.

  21. Martijn. S says:

    This post resonates with us. In this fast paced world, we need to slow down and take the time to enjoy our surroundings and the best way we always do it is to travel and write about our experiences.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Agree so much with you.Would love to keep in touch.

  22. terristeffes says:

    I like to travel but I like blogs like yours that look at places I wouldn’t have heard of otherwise. Thank you for your gorgeous photos, too!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much.In my ‘India Beautifu 🇮🇳 I have been featuring mostly those cities till now😊

  23. Lisa Favre says:

    You can tell that you put so much love into your articles! I would love to see money saving tips to travel with families.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you Lisa.Would come back soon on your request.

  24. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I wish I could travel. Really. Illness has been a major obstacle for me to go see places. For now, I make do with reading travel blogs (like yours) and start to dream of being in those places. Thank you for sharing your experiences and beautiful photographs.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      I wish you well Kristine.May God bless you and pray you get well enough to start your travel again.

    2. I often feel like I go places with great blogs.

  25. Jacque Hooper says:

    I haven’t heard of Viator.com! I’ll have to check that site out when we book our trip this summer! Thank you for sharing!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Sure you must check it out.It’s a TripAdvisor group company.

    2. travelwisesr says:

      It’s a great platform with exhaustive options.I do most of my activities booking through Viator.

  26. Tiffany La Forge-Grau says:

    She’s definitely right. They ARE inspiring and I know that I always get an itch to go explore after reading.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Same with me too Tiffany 😊

  27. angienh86 says:

    Traveling is a big and important part of my life too! I love seeing your journey!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thanks Angien so much 😊

  28. Fatima D Torres says:

    It’s always nice to connect with others through the virtual web. Glad you’ve been able to make the most out of your everyday life as a traveler.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Yes I have always loved traveling.Did a lot of travel during work & now a lot for pleasure.

  29. Becca Wilson says:

    I really wish that I was able to travel more but with three small kids and a job that ties me here it is not possible. I am so happy for people that get to see the world!

    1. Becca, the kids will grow up and then you will travel!

  30. artchee says:

    There are a lot of beautiful places to see. If you have the time and the money, anyone should go out and travel.

  31. emman damian says:

    I love Scandinavia! I have been to Norway, Sweden and Denmark. All are equally beautiful! I hope I can go back!

    1. travelwisesr says:

      I too wish to go back.I additionally covered Finland & Estonia.Awesome trip it was.

  32. neelam955 says:

    Sir thank you so much for such good knowledge about various countries. Enjoy reading n watching your videos.

    1. travelwisesr says:

      My pleasure Neelam.

  33. clydequin93 says:

    Very inspirational and motivational when you hear and read those words, they make you simply humble from being flattered. 🙂

    1. travelwisesr says:

      Thank you so much Clyde.

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