If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you.” – T. Alan Armstrong
Hello, There !!
Thank you so much for your interest in knowing more about us. The shenanigans running the show behind ” The Tales of a Traveler “
The Tales of a Traveler is one of the Top Luxury Travel & Lifestyle blogs in India. We aspire to inspire people to step out and explore the beautiful world.
On our blog, we share the best of luxury stay, offbeat locations, food finds, weekend getaways, restaurant reviews, and travel tips to plan your vacations having a full-time job.
We are software engineer duo, one works as an SAP Consultant in MNC company and other is an Informatica Architect in an American Investment Bank. One who has traveled all her life and other who has just started traveling. One who wants to quit her job the moment she finds her wings and other is just madly in love with his job as much as travel. But we both share a common passion for traveling which gives us an immense high.
We wish to visit as many countries as we can in our lifetime, learn new languages, get accustomed to different cultures, try different cuisines, meet new people, and make friends on the go.
We save all our hard earned money to travel the world apart from occasional sponsored trips ( All thanks to our travel blog ). We love to splurge on finer things in life, pamper ourselves at luxurious resorts and spa, take detours, live like locals and visit less touristy and offbeat destinations. We aspire to inspire people to blaze their own trail.
In the last three years, we have managed to travel to 16 international destinations (and numerous cities, towns, and places of India. If you are planning a vacation to any of the places we’ve visited, we would be more than happy to help you plan your itinerary.
Just fill in the contact form below or drop us an email at email@example.com
To check more about brands and campaigns we have worked. Hop on to Work With Us
Current Location: Dublin, Ireland
We would love to treasure our travel memories until we’re old and gray through our blog, inspiring others to tear themselves away from the cubicle and explore the beautiful world.
Media & Features :
Nominated as one of the top luxury travel blogs by Flight Central UK for Travel Blog Awards 2017.
Top 10 travel Bloggers in India by Qoruz
Top 100 Travel Blogs in India by Feedspot
Top 100 Couple Travel Blogs by Feedspot
Top Travel Bloggers who are making good money online – Cashoverflow
Nominated as Outlook Social Media Traveller of the Year Award – 2016
Best Travel Bloggers in India by Thrillophilia 2016
CreditDonkey Best Luxury Travel Blogs 2016
Top Couple Travel Bloggers from India – Holidify.com
Top 5 Travel Blogger at Blogadda Win 2015 – India’s largest Blogging Awards
Top 20 Travel Influencer in India – Influencer.in
Top 500 Travel Bloggers in the World – RiseBoard
Best Travel Bloggers from India – Indian Top Blogs
Best Travel Blog from India – IndianBloggers.org
Travel Blogs by Indian you must read – Hello Travel
Featured couple Bloggers at Couple Trips
Mentioned on Social Samosa – 10 couple bloggers who give serious relationship goals
Mentioned on Skyscanner Web Page
Only travel bloggers from India to be part of 2nd Annual Squid Jigging Festival at Terengganu, Malaysia on an invitation of Terengganu Tourism. ( June 2015 )
Featured in Malaysia’s Daily News paper – June 19th , 2015.
Speaker at Social Media Week 2015, Bangalore
Speaker at Byond Lime Diaries, Bangalore
Featured in Wedding Vows Magazine April Issue 2015.
Mentioned in Deccan Herald Newspaper ( 11th March 2015 )
ASSOCIATIONS & COLLABORATIONS
Tourism Boards – Malaysia Tourism, Scotland Tourism, Terengganu Tourism, Uttar Pradesh Tourism with Lonely Planet, France Tourism
Luxury Resorts / Stay – Anantara Uluwatu Bali, Maya Sanur Bali, Maya Ubud Bali, Ayna Resort Bali, Kempinski Resort Seychelles, Le Meridien London, Landmark Hotel London, Four Season Resort Seychelles, Hotel Grand Dragon Ladakh, Airbnb, Oyo Premium Room, Khyber Resort & Spa, The Serai Chikmagalur, Narendra Bhawan Bikaner, My Indian Stay, Plushescape, Ramada Caravela, Stayzilla
Auto – Tata Nano, Tata Hexa, Tata Nexon
Gadgets – Goqii, Asus, Google Pixel, Vivo
Other Brands – Myntra, British Airways, Lifestyle Stores, Flipkart, , Microsoft Lumia, Britannia Good Day #smilewithgoodday, Kent Juicer, Kotak, Birla Sun Life Insurance, Exide Life Insurance, BUPA, E-turkey visa, , Hipmunk, Fat Tire Paris, , Yatra, Make my Trip, Oman Air, American Tourister India, Lonely Planet Magazine India, LifeStraw, SmartBuyGlasses, Moksha Fine Woven
Services that we offer:
Press/ Familiarization Trips: Travel is our life and we love exploring new destinations. We are keen to work with the tourism board to promote the destination by providing write-ups, travel videos, and social media coverage.
( Past campaigns: Malaysia Tourism for Chinese New Year Festival, Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Khyber Resort & Spa, Terengganu Tourism )
Travel Contest / Giveaways: We welcome products for giveaways or prizes for contests. Want to advertise your product or services on this blog or create an exciting marketing campaign then please feel free to contact us.
( Past Campaigns: GoQii Fitness Band, Fat Tire Paris, BodyCraft Salon, My Indian Stay, Ramada Caravela Resort, Four Season Resort)
Product Reviews: We review a variety of travel-related products/services on our blog and are happy to accept sponsored reviews. Such reviews generally include links back to your website along with appropriate images and will be promoted across our social media accounts. We believe in being upfront and transparent regarding sponsored reviews about your product.
( Read: Goqii Fitness Band, Asus ZenFone, Lifestraw, American Tourister India, Cloud9 Lounge)
Accommodation Reviews: We love sharing our experiences of our stay and like to splurge money on finer things in life. If your hotel would like to be reviewed and added to our elite list, reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org
( Past Collaborations: Kempinski Resort Seychelles, Le Meridien London, Landmark Hotel London, Four Season Resort Seychelles, Hotel Grand Dragon Ladakh, Airbnb, Oyo Premium Room, Khyber Resort & Spa, The Serai Chikmagalur, Narendra Bhawan Bikaner to name a few.
Check out our reviews – HERE.
We believe life is too small to wear boring clothes. We love dressing based on destinations and are open to brand clothing reviews and partnerships.
( Past Collab: Flipkart, Amazon, Moksha Fine Woven, Jaypore, SmartBuyGlasses )
Capturing all the memories in our camera, we travel the world. We love photography as much as Travel. You can check our profile on Instagram. If you wish to use images for commercial purposes, please contact us.
We will happily promote travel products that are relevant to our brand. Feel free to contact us for information on pricing, sizes, and positions.
Email us for our updated media kit:
Join us as we travel the world, exploring the unexplored.
Swati & Sam
Founder – TTOAT
Great to see you have a passion for something , keep up with your blog.I gave you a follow can’t wait to see more!
Thankoo you so much , you have inspired us to blog more 🙂
I love that you can shop till you drop 🙂 thank you for visiting and following my blog…it was very sweet of you ~ Namaste Lakshmi x
you have a fabulous blog 🙂
Great Intro.. 🙂
Thanks a lot Harsha
I love reading your posts and have nominated you for the ABC Award. The details are available at http://lifeisavacation.wordpress.com/2013/07/18/awesome-blog-content-award/. In case you do not accept awards, just acknowledge as an appreciation.
Thank you so much for the nomination 🙂
I enjoy Blog and I have nominated you for the Liebster Award. You can accept it by following the link and answering the questions etc and posting the Award on your blog (bragging rights) Have some fun with it. Follow here to accept http://michd74.com/2013/07/21/liebster-award/
Thank you so very much for the award.
Thanks for the nomination and I truly Appreciate it 🙂 🙂
Your welcome. You earned it.
Thank you very much for stopping by ISLAND VIGNETTES and helping me find your blog!
you have an amazing blog 🙂
Thank you very much!
It was really lovely reading all about you and I love the quote at the beginning….You are right, without passion life is always empty ! Your blog is a great place…..I am going to explore it more and following it to stay updated ! Love xx 🙂
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and kind words….hope to see you around 🙂 🙂
Amazing Blog 🙂
Thank you so much 🙂
happy to meet you…
same here 🙂
thank you for following my blog! happy that you like it:) what an interesting blog you have !! for sure will be back here 🙂
Thank you so much and hope to see you around 🙂
OMG !! a story similar to mine but u r way ahead of me in terms of travels done 😉 hope to catch up wid u soon… 😉
Amen to that …. 🙂 🙂
Lovely blog, Sam & Swati! Thanks for connecting with us on Twitter! Keep up the great work and travel safe! Oh… and all the best in the New Year! 🙂
Thanks a lot guys … wish you too happy travels !!!
Thank you so much guys … wishing you too same and cheers to travelling 🙂
Astonishing about.Hope to visit India in the future and enjoy the marvels of Taj Mahal.All the best.jalal
Thankoo so much , do visit #India , you will love your visit 🙂
I have nominated you for 7 awards bundled into one. I hope you will accept this with my congratulations, nominate your own favorite blogs, and pass the award along. Please visit the page at end of the message for the details. Smiles!
awww… dats so sweet of you … thank you so much for the award 🙂
You are most welcome!
Thanks very much for dropping by our blog 🙂
Nice meeting you both!!! Really glad to see the passion of traveling 🙂
It’s rightly said that knowledge comes from reading and wisdom from traveling the world …. Wish you both the best !
Thank you so much 🙂
Fascinating blog! Is your theme custom made or did you download it
from somewhere? A design like yours with a few simple tweeks would
really make my blog shine. Please let me know where you got your theme.
Thank you so much for liking my blog ….its Triton lite theme from wordpress , its free 😉
Apply the theme and enjoy !!!!
Very inspiring and adventurous blog. Feels good to meet you guys. Happy travels 🙂
Thank you so much and cheers to traveling 🙂 🙂
Wonderful blog. This would definitely inspire a lot many more to travel..
Thanks a lot for liking our blog 🙂
Good to know you folks. May you travel more
Thank you so much Srini … it was such a pleasure meeting you in person.
So glad to know you Swati.. Mostly I have interacted only with you more .Hope to see you soon!
I handle the marketing , he handles the finance 😉 😉 Hopefully we meet soon … it a small world 🙂
Hello Swati & Sam, greetings from Indonesia!
I’m Gio, we shared the same boat in Squid Jigging Festival 2015 in Terengganu, Malaysia. Hope we can meet again sometime in the future. Meanwhile, nice to see you two online! 🙂
hellooosss…. good to be connected online …ww will keep following your adventures and do stay connected 🙂 🙂
Hi interesting blog.
We are looking for interesting travel bloggers like you to review some of our brands and get paid for it at the same time.
Glad you liked our blog … We do work for various brands, you can see our partnerships and sponsor here – http://thetalesofatraveler.com/contact-me/
drop us an email at email@example.com if you want us to be part of any interesting campaigns 🙂
Very Nice and informative blog 🙂
Thank you so much Pamela 🙂 🙂
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You guys have an amazing blog,, keep sharing..
You guys have an amazing blog,, keep posting..
Thank you so much … means a lot to us 🙂
Hi you guys !!! I can instantly relate to your blog and your travel lifestyle. Being a software engineer myself, I can imagine how tough it is to juggle between work and travel. 🙂 Kudos and keep up the great work. Love your blog.
I have also recently started a travel blog called ‘The Travelling Toes’ . Please do have a look at my blog at http://www.thetravellingtoes.com and my blog gallery at http://www.thetravellingtoes.com/gallery .
Thanks a lot Anu for stopping by … Nice blog and amazing pictures I must say .. have added it to our travel bloggers list … do expect us visiting every now & then 😉 Have also liked your fb page …Happy traveling and blogging 🙂 🙂 Cheers
Swati , you sound like an army brat , are you ? 🙂
so glad to have found your blog
Very nice blog:) Look forward to reading many of your posts!
Hey, great blog. Lot of commonalities here between us. Full time working and finding time and ways of traveling in between. “If traveling was free, you did never see me again”… What say ??? I am following you for sure. Happy travels ! 🙂
So nice to find another travel blogger couple like us! Cheers to you guys.
Great blog , stunning images , thank you for sharing the blog.
Happy to know your story. I’m also a blogger, a tech blogger. I also want a beautiful life like you and want to convert my passion into business. Thanks for sharing your sweet story.
Hi guys, So inspired and impressed by your blog and collaborations. 🙂 A lot to learn, especially when it comes to achieving so much with a full time job.
So are new to blogging world, but do check out our blog. 🙂
You guys have the amazing post… really very nice … thank you
Truly inspire us. Happy Travelling.
Thanks a lot 🙂
Hey Swati & Sam ,
This is Bijay Naik from 2007 pass out batch silicon.
Inspired from you guys I have started a travel agency ” BULAN TRIP “..
Keep up the good work and keep inspiring people to travel
Thank a ton and wishing you all the very best 🙂
Travelling always inspire us , just like your reading blogs too. thanks