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28 Jul

Stuti Shrimali - Me And My Suitcase


Stuti Shrimali is a free spirited girl with rebellious streak, always ready to travel, a foodie and amateur photographer. Her dream is to live among the mountains. We caught up with Stuti to get to know her a little better, about her travel experiences & her choices in traveling responsibly.

    Can you tell us when and how did the travel bug bite you?

Although I am a Civil Engineer by profession, travel runs in my DNA! It’s very difficult to say when the travel bug bit me coz I guess travel bug has mutated in my genes when I wasn’t even born.

    And how do you fund your travel ?(savings/work whilst traveling/other)

I don’t believe in leave the job to travel mantra. I have a full time job and I travel when I get the chance to. My travels are mostly self funded.

    How long have you been documenting your travel stories ?

Had signed up for Blogspot when I was in college but had no idea back then what to do with it! Until a couple of years back when my sister suggested that I start documenting my travels. I write at Me And My Suitcase.

    Can you share with us, that one travel memory that you cherish till date ?

There are many of them but it was my college trip in 2006 to North India which not only gave me a chance to explore beautiful places like Shimla, Manali but gave me many new friends and a sense of independent travelling too!

    Your preferred travel companions?

Family & Friends.

    Do you have a bucket list? If so what is the first item?

The list is too long and I am an impartial person. 😉
So anything on my list anytime, as far as they are happening I am a happy person.

    Your views & experiences (if any) on safety while travelling on your own.

I travel on my own very less (I love to have company) but whenever I do, it is for work. Be alert, be aware and keep your people informed about your whereabouts.

    We all know that travel teaches us a great deal of things about life. Can you share with us what has travel taught you ?

Travel not only gives you the chance to take chances but also teaches you to be a balanced and happy person.

    Is there anything you do on your travels or in your every day life to try to minimize your impact on the environment?

I am strictly against littering and wasting food.

    Please share with us, your message to aspiring women travelers?

Read, Research and Be Confident wherever you go!

We asked Stuti to give a one word substitute on few travel related questions.

  1. If some one asked you to give up travel and choose exactly one thing to do in life, what would you choose?
  2. Teleport

  1. A fictional character would you most like to meet or travel with ?
  2. Jacob Black, on his bike!

  1. One Dream Destination?
  2. Antarctica.

  1. Your most preferred way of travelling (Backpacking/Economy/Luxury)?
  2. Economy.

  1. What describes you as a travel style as a woman, the best? Nomad / Diva / Aam Aurat
  2. Aam Ladki

  1. A traveler who inspires you
  2. Photographs and stories of every traveller

You can follow Stuti’s travel stories on the below platforms

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