Hi! I’m Rachita Saxena — a travel photographer and a professional blogger. I am a Delhi-based Travel Blogger who left the job a couple of years back to follow my passion. Since then, I’ve traveled to over 10 countries and have seen a lot of amazing places.
But it wasn’t always like this.
In 2015, I started traveling after starting a career as a Business Analyst. I had graduated in 2015 (B.Tech – IT) and just started the job. And 3 years later, I left my job to pursue travel blogging full-time.
While I had planned in college to leave my job after 3-4 years of work, I didn’t plan to become a travel blogger. My plans were quite different, I was toying with the idea of volunteering or Teach and Travel then. However, whatever my plans were, one thing that remained constant was my love for traveling and dream to travel around the world.
What Made Me Start Traveling?
As a kid, I would read a lot of books and watch many movies. So, I would end up either reading about a new destination or looking at gorgeous places in these movies. I always wanted to go on an adventure just as the protagonists of these stories and would dream how would it feel to actually visit the places.
The first destination that I ever wished to visit was none other than Disneyland. But slowly, my bucket list expanded and included other destinations like London, Paris, Antarctica, and so on.
But once I started traveling, I realized that traveling is more than just visiting a destination. It is more about the journey, meeting new people, interacting with locals, experiencing the local food and traditions, and a lot more. And so, I have started focusing on slow traveling now, I try to spend at least a month (or as long as my visa allows in cases of other countries) at a destination.
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How Do I Manage My Trips?
When I left my job, I saved enough money as a backup option that I often use for traveling in and outside India.
Apart from that, I work as a Freelance Content Writer and Travel Blogger that helps me with monthly income for traveling. I also get Paid Instagram Collaborations and Sponsored Trips as a Travel Blogger that further helps in full-time traveling.
However, it is not as easy as it sounds. There is no job security but traveling is food for my soul so all the struggles are worth it.
P.S. All of my trips are self-funded or collaborations (very few), I don’t take money from my parents or anyone else to travel.
Frequently Asked Questions About Me
Why did I quit my job?
As I said earlier, I had a plan and didn’t make this decision suddenly. I am not a person who feels comfortable doing a 9 to 5 job. So, while my current career path involves a lot of risks, I am happier than I was with a secure job.
Which is my Favorite Destination so far?
Well, honestly, I cannot decide on just one place as there are so many different and unique places out there. However, I do have a few which are my favorite. Outside India, I absolutely love Kyrgyzstan for its gorgeous landscapes and cool temperature.
Then, there is Vietnam which has the most wonderful caves, beaches, etc. and the people are super sweet there as well. I also love Mauritius because it has both mountains and beaches and is basically the best of both worlds.
In India, I love Alleppey, Bir, Ziro, Nongriat, and Rajgundha. Each of these destinations offers peace and solitude with gorgeous views.
Is it easy to start a blog?
No, it is not. You have to put in a lot of hard work and effort to make your blog a success. Also, there are other things apart from just writing content that one needs to focus on such as Keyword Research, Content Optimization, etc. to really make it a success.
Does blogging make a lot of money?
It depends. If you know what you are doing and put in the work then yes, you can earn a decent amount every month. However, it still takes 9 – 12 months at least to see any ROI.
How much do you make as an Instagrammer?
Again, this can vary from person to person. But mostly, it depends on the kind of audience you have, your engagement rate, and your follower count. In the earlier days, you get more barter collaborations than paid ones. It is only after you reach a threshold that you see a lot of work coming your way.
I hope this answers all your questions about me. Hope to see you use my Travel Blog to plan your own trips and if you need any help or have any suggestions, you can simply email me at editor (at) meanderwander.com.