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I am Sinjana, the creator, and manager of the blog. Besides being a blogger I am a full-time analyst and a novice homemaker who still burns her food sometimes. The passion to write and motivate common people like me to squeeze out time in their busy schedule and explore the world is what inspired me to start Backpack & Explore. The blog is not about backpacking, it’s just a way to tell you to pack your bags and set off to explore and discover yourself while you do so. Go for a solo trip in the Himalayas or a family trip to Kerala, Backpack across Europe or simply drive to an eco-resort and or take a day trip from your city.
I am a right-brained individual who never quite loved maths, but destiny smiled and took me to the field of analytics. I am currently working as an analytics professional for over 5 years! There is no one right way to travel (except not littering or vandalizing, of course, that should be a criminal offense), so just go out there and discover what you like. My travelogues, experiential travel guides coupled with historical and fun facts are mostly aimed towards that. I truly believe in our theme -“there’s a story behind every destination, every journey”. I am also a published author now with my book Postcards from India : India’s Hidden Gems tell their Stories available on Amazon. My book was nominated in the E-Lit Festival 2020 by Kharido Becho Books team in collaboration with Srishti Publishers.
I share my journey through this blog, but I want to know your story too. If you read this blog, I’d love to know you and thank you from the bottom of my heart. If you are an explorer I’d love to share your travel stories with the world through my blog. If you are a fellow blogger, a big high-five there, I’d like to know your story too. If you are a company or brand that wants to work with me you can also reach out to me on email to work with us. I am just an email away, so write to me at [email protected]
This blog is my creative child and it managed completely by me. But this blog is about my travel stories which are incomplete without my travel companions. For the most part, it’s my husband, Chayan- the man behind the lens (for the many photos on the blog) and the wheels.
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