One country at a time

medellinEvery time I came out of my comfort zone and challenged myself, I discovered great things. So far it’s been an adventurous journey living in the East and the West, traveling to 16 countries and calling 9 different cities in various parts of the world my home.

My name is Sanjay. I am a dreamer, a traveler and a blogger. I also have a full-time job at a technology company in Dallas, USA. People often ask me “how do you manage to work full time as well as travel around the world.” My answer: I think I am a lucky person. And more I travel, the luckier I get. Like so many people around the world, I believe that more than anything else, we need courage to step out and take a trip.

Born in a small town in India, I lived my teenage years in the nation’s capital learning about the world mostly through a 21-inch screen, Discovery Channel specifically. Watching breathtaking landscapes, hearing vibrant life stories and learning about unique cultures inspired me to know more about the world. I was bitten by the travel bug when I was in college. Although I did not get to travel internationally until I was in my early 20s, I explored many places in India with friends and family. I got into this serious business of globetrotting and doing in-country road trips when I moved to the US in 2008.

In the last 12 years, I traveled to some of the incredible places on earth connecting with people from all walks of life. From the Himalaya to the Indian Peninsula in India, from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast in the US and from the Northern Hemisphere to the Southern Hemisphere- every town, city or landscape I visited encouraged me to explore the planet we call our home. It was totally worth spending energy, money and time. Coming out of comfort zone is rewarding and, in many cases, transforming.

I love the idea of waking up in a new city and still not feeling like a stranger. I am on a mission to explore as many countries as possible (maybe all 196). I am counting stamps on my passport. How far have you traveled and how much have you known the world we live in? This site is a platform to share travel experiences, discuss ideas and inspire others. There is so much to explore and learn. Let’s help each other leave our footprints around the world. Join me in this wonderful journey!