Travelers at Home: Renuka Singh

It’s been quite the week here on Let’s Roam Wild. I shared my travel plans for the year, tips for beginners on travel hacking, and how I saved $9,000 in six months for my trip. I also composed a guest post for The Art of Slow Travel on Slow Travel Argentina. Check it out!

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This is an interview with Renuka Singh from Voyager for Life. Renuka is a travel blogger based in India who usually travels solo. Voyager for Life is meant to inspire and awaken people to travel. The blog is full of travel inspiration and advice, experiential travel, destination specific tips, and photo essays. 

IMG-I can't travel without my camera

Who are you?

I’m Renuka. I am a travel blogger from India.

Why do you travel?

I travel out of curiosity. I’m just too curious to skip seeing this world!

How would you describe your travel style?

My travel style is pretty spontaneous. I make lots of mistakes (Yes). I won’t categorize myself as a backpacker or a luxury traveller. I think I do what I want to do in a given situation. I have never backpacked in my life, but I’d like to explore that style some day. 

IMG-My first solo trip to Rajasthan

Tell us about…

Your first trip

My first trip was when I was 8.  It was (I guess) a weekend getaway to Mussoorie from Dehradun (in the Northern hills). My first solo trip was to Udaipur (Rajasthan).

Your last trip

Sikkim and Darjeeling (West Bengal)

Your next trip

Hopefully Kashmir

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What you love most about traveling

Freshness – I like the ‘newness’ of life. I like the feeling of being a stranger in a place. I like exploring new landscapes, new culture, food, people and the unfamiliar atmosphere.

What bugs you about traveling

Expenses! (Ha ha) But, on a serious note, I hate the complexities attached to it – lack of direct transportation, bad roads, and so many ifs and buts. I don’t think that’s the case in foreign countries, but travel is a bit of a challenge here in India.

The place that left the greatest impact on you

Sikkim. It is a true-blue traveler’s land. There is so much to learn and discover  (culture, way of life, people, etc) besides the abundance of natural beauty.

Sikkim Ranka Monastery

Sikkim Ranka Monastery

The place that left little to no impact on you

I can’t pick one particular place, but I’d say any place that’s without any character, beauty or charm leaves me cold.

The best meal you had while traveling

Although I am not a fan of South Indian cuisine, I loved what was served on the houseboat in Kerala. It was a super delicious platter that had quite a variety of stuff – different veggies, rice and other things.

IMG-I love meeting new people

The thing you always bring with you

I always carry two cameras with me – SLR and point and shoot.

Your future travel goals

I have one constant goal – to travel as much as possible. I want to set foot on almost all the states of my country (there are 29 now) and of course, I want to travel outside India too. Besides, I want to grow as a traveler.

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4 Responses to Travelers at Home: Renuka Singh

  1. Rachel of Hippie in Heels July 21, 2014 at 1:09 pm #

    Lovely interview. I love Renuka’s blog & it’s made me want to drop everything and go to Sikkim now!
    Rachel of Hippie in Heels recently posted…Olaulim Backyards / The Other Side of GoaMy Profile

    • Renuka July 22, 2014 at 2:40 am #

      Thanks Rachel for the constant support! I like the way you extract the colorful anecdotes of India and put it on your blog. 🙂

  2. Renuka July 22, 2014 at 2:42 am #

    Thanks Emily for featuring me! This has turned out to be a lovely interview. 🙂
    Renuka recently posted…Monasteries In Sikkim And The Curious ‘Me’My Profile

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