Hi there! We're Sourab and Gloriya.
Welcome to our page. We look forward to inspire you with our travel stories.
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Hi there! We're Sourab and Gloriya.
Welcome to our page. We look forward to inspire you with our travel stories.
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Hi there! We're Sourab and Gloriya.
Welcome to our page. We look forward to inspire you with our travel stories.
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How We Started

It all started with a drink, a shared passion for travel and a burning desire to explore the world.
We were two strangers on our first date talking in lengths about our dreams and getting amazed at how much we were alike. The following few months were spent in planning our wedding and a 3 country honeymoon which turned out to be an impromptu 5 country extravaganza. This was just the beginning, we had gotten the taste of wanderlust. We started getting drifted to a dreamland every time we saw a beautiful destination in articles, social sites, or on television. With that dream, we have traveled to a total of 14 countries together.

Our Weddings

A promise made and a promise kept! Like everything else we have tried our best to live up to.
At our first wedding when a few plans were going wrong, we decided to let things run their course and not let it bother us much...as we would not let this be our last one. We made a promise to celebrate our bond, our love, our connection in a different way every year. And we made it to 4 ceremonies in 4 different countries- India, Seychelles, Vietnam, and Sri Lanka on each of our wedding anniversaries. With many more years of togetherness to come, we hope to keep this fire alive and continue the streak.

Upcoming Plans

Well as they say... Man proposes God disposes.
We are so much looking forward to this year. We don't have a plan yet as by now we know to keep it flexible. Some destinations are on top of our list, it all depends on the air travel policy, we also want to explore more of India this time around, try out workcations, short weekend trips close to home. Traveling with a kid comes with its own sets of challenges and we don't want to overwhelm our son. So our itinerary will be carefully carved around his comfort and safety. This year we will also be focusing more on building our blog page, reaching out to like-minded people, and sharing experiences that we have gathered along the way. So stay with us as we bring you stories from different corners of the world.

A look back at the year that was -2021

2021 was an incredible year filled with new beginnings. We took our first international trip at the beginning of the year with our infant son. We came back with boatloads of memories and learnings of being new parents. The first few months served us well in terms of travel, with February in Mysore and March in Goa. Taking baby steps to make big leaps and slowly and steadily making our son a part of our way of life.

As the bliss of maternity leaves got over and Riya went back to working full time, we planned on making complete use of our work from home option to travel to Uttarakhand and work from the mountains. But as fate would have it, we had to cancel our tickets and all plans due to the 2nd wave.

What came next was difficult. We lost some of our close ones to Covid as we held on to our near and dear ones as tightly as we could. Those few months of hardship taught us how incredible we are as a community. From people reaching out door to door to offering help to people making meals and delivering to those in need, we saw the best of us come forward to stand strong in this situation.

As the rage of Covid started to subside out travel plans started to emerge. For the first time, we did the most impulsive thing ever. We decided to jump on a flight the next day and go explore Agra. No itinerary, no hotels booked, just impromptu. And I must say it was the best feeling ever.

The next few months went on planning and building our studio, something we had dreamt of for a long time. Picking up wall colors to choosing tiles we had a wonderful time transforming our abode from a sketch in the book to reality.

As the year came closer to an end, we were excited to take the last trip and of course, renew our vows. We chose Sri Lanka and planned up a 10-day itinerary. And after a gap year, we did it…we did it again. There could not have been a better ending to the year than standing by the ocean having the breeze caress our faces and us cuddling our son watching the sunset together.

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Gloriya

3 Days in Abu Dhabi Itinerary  – Best places to visit

Abu Dhabi is generally overlooked as a destination with Dubai being the most popular city and located right next to it. But make no mistake, this city being the capital of the UAE has a popularity of its own. From High rise buildings, shifting dunes, turquoise ocean, pristine beachfront, rich history, breathtaking landscapes, luxurious stays, you name it you’ll find it there. Table of Contents We explored Abu Dhabi for just three days and were left awestruck by the calmness, grandeur, and adventures it has to offer. Our suggestion is to make it a part of your itinerary if visiting UAE and trust us you’ll not be disappointed.

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BeyondSAS

5 best places to take exceptional photographs of the Taj Mahal

While literally, anyone can click a photo, framing something as magnificent as the Taj Mahal needs a bit of planning, patience, and little practice. Also, you might be having limited days to explore the wonder, and in that time, you may come across bad weather, bad light, and a sea of people ruining your vision. Having a smartphone or a DSLR is just a helping hand. The hard part is knowing when to press the button and where to point the camera. Otherwise, your image might not make true justice to the beauty of the wonder. To make the best of your time and to utilize every moment here is our take on where all you can visit to get the best view/pictures of the Taj Mahal.

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BeyondSAS

Taj Mahal photography tips for beginners

How do you capture the essence of a building that is not just a piece of architecture? How do you tell the story of an emperor’s love and grief for his beloved and bereaved wife that gave rise to a monument like no other? Something that has spellbound millions across the world over hundreds of years, how do you catch the magic of such? An astonishing architecture, a global monument, a marble mausoleum, or a symbol of eternal love how may ever you refer to it, the fact is taking a photo and justifying the beauty of the world’s no. 1 wonder is a daunting task.

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