The pandemic saw a steep rise in the time we spent on Instagram. With nowhere to be and no one to meet, gadgets became our best friends, and socials the only means to stay connected with the outside world.
Content creation boomed during the period – with brands grabbing the opportunity in the increased time spent online by users. But travel blogging suffered a major setback.
We all know the reasons why. However, there’s been a shift towards normalcy, proving to be a breather for travel bloggers. So, we sat down and lived vicariously (coz vacays are so not in our calendars) through the socials of 5 travel content creators.
Travel content creators that you should follow
It was hard to narrow down to 5 creators but we finally picked the ones who take you on journeys, both in India and elsewhere, mesmerising enough to awaken the traveller in you.
Travel creator #1: Shivya Nath
Shivya Nath, an avid traveller and a celebrated author, has a zeal for travel, adventure and environment. The vegan globe trotter is a staunch supporter of sustainable tourism and has been featured on BBC, Washington Post, and National Geographic for her contributions to various environmental causes.
Through her blog, The Shooting Star, Shivya, breaks the stereotype surrounding solo travel for women in India. The storyteller, who dared to quit her corporate job to follow her passion, has also won the title of best travel blogger at the Indian Blogger awards.
If you are looking for some inspiration to live the life of your dreams while strongly advocating and pursuing a cause, Shivya Nath’s account definitely deserves a follow.
Travel creator #2: Prakriti Varshney
Carrying with her an undying curiosity to discover hidden corners of the world, Prakriti Varshney is on a mission to inspire millions of Indian girls to go solo travel. A vegan and a nature conservation enthusiast, she has a special place in her heart for mountains and aims to touch the peak of Mount Everest in 2023.
Her unique ability to capture the bliss of nature through her joyful tales landed her the ambassadorship for Columbia Sports earlier this year. The creator has been on a solo adventure for 6 months now. Why? To heal herself from the trauma of her family catching COVID-19.
If you, too, are looking for some serious revelation in life, go follow her!
Travel creator #3: Larissa D’sa
Larissa, a travel and lifestyle blogger, is extremely passionate about adventure, astrology and has inexplicable love for animals and all-things-nature. An impeccable aesthetic and photography won her the Cosmopolitan Lifestyle Influencer of the Year award in 2020-21.
She is a travel presenter for travelxp, the world’s leading HD travel and lifestyle channel. She is also a representative for GoPro, the versatile camera selling giant. If you want to improve your lifestyle and appearance, Larissa is someone you should start following right away.
Travel creator #4: Siddhartha Joshi
A travel blogger, photographer, and designer by profession, Siddhartha Joshi swears by a golden mantra in life – “Leave every place better.” The travel content creator believes in sustainable tourism and is careful to take environmentally conscious steps on every expedition he undertakes.
Siddhartha’s rituals include locally sourced food, staying in homestays, and interacting with locals as much as possible to best imbibe the culture. Sid – The Wanderer, as he describes himself, inspires a life full of adventure and wonder through his mesmeric pictures and videos.
His blog is a must check out for some major travel goals.
Travel creator #5: Lakshmi Sharath
Lakshmi Sharath is a travel content creator with a treasure trove of stories from 25 countries and over 5 continents. She is massively inspired by her maternal and paternal grandfathers, whose travel stories were childhood bedtime friends.
Her blog that started as a passion is now her profession and has won her many accolades, including the Indibloggies – India’s Best Travel Blog Of The Year. Lakshmi, for whom travel is now a way of life, has an ardent desire to visit the Christmas markets in Europe.
Her blog, her newsletter and her Twitter handle are a must tune-in for anyone looking for travel inspiration.
More travel content creators to follow
Already follow these kicka$$ travel creators? Here are a few more.