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For Manya Agrawal, freelance content material creator and influencer, journey is greater than discovering stunning, new locations. It’s additionally about utterly immersing herself within the tradition, assembly new individuals, and making an attempt the native delicacies.
“I’m from a small city in India. I grew up in a really conventional family, and it wasn’t acceptable for me—a single lady—to journey. So it wasn’t till after I graduated college and had my very own job that I began touring,” Manya instructed me. “Since then, I haven’t stopped exploring.”
And she or he hasn’t stopped sharing her love for journey both. Manya has practically 100,000 Instagram followers—and she or he usually shares her journeys, journey suggestions, and extra with this neighborhood.
“On Instagram, I share every part from easy methods to plan a visit—flights first; lodging and actions later—to easy methods to journey on a price range,” she mentioned. “I need to assist individuals plan journeys they didn’t assume they may afford (however they’ll)! Whether or not it’s profiting from a stronger forex, or visiting an under-the-radar vacation spot inside their very own nation, there’s at all times an answer.”
As for planning her personal journeys, Manya prefers touring with associates or household to touring solo—although she’s finished a little bit of every part.
“I prefer to journey with a couple of associates or a bunch. It’s all about making reminiscences collectively—and it helps to have others to share prices with, as effectively,” she mentioned. “I additionally desire to have somebody with me to assist take care of the surprising.”
Find out how to plan, put together, and discover Close by Locations
Talking of coping with the surprising, Manya shared that she loves the benefit of making itineraries in TripIt—and the myriad options that assist her plan and put together for a visit, in addition to when she’s on the go.
“I’m an enormous fan of the Close by Locations function. It saves me a lot time after I’m touring to not should analysis, say, a restaurant close to the resort I’m staying at, or seek for a restaurant for a cup of tea.”
Whether or not she’s touring with a bunch or solo, Manya leans on TripIt’s plan-sharing function to maintain everybody within the learn about her upcoming journeys. She additionally depends on TripIt’s COVID-19 journey steering function to assist her keep updated on journey restrictions and necessities. And as somebody who at all times has a bag packed for a fast journey—she’s off to the scenic mountain cities of Himachal, India subsequent—being ready for what to anticipate at her vacation spot performs a key position in her journey going as deliberate.
Along with TripIt, Manya makes use of Instagram (and social media, typically) to plan what to do at her vacation spot. “Instagram is my go-to for planning issues to do, meals to attempt, locations to go to, and extra,” she mentioned. “I then add all of my plans to my TripIt app, so every part is organized in a single place.”
On her primary bucket-list vacation spot
Whereas Manya has spent a substantial period of time exploring her personal yard since COVID-19—and sharing her perspective on these locations on her Instagram—she desires of getting again to exploring additional afield.
The primary place Manya hopes to see in her lifetime? “Antarctica! It will require me to cross half the world—together with aircraft rides and ferry rides—however it will be value it,” she mentioned. “I’m a nature-lover and an animal-lover, so Antarctica would simply be a dream journey for me.”
And for somebody who likes to plan, put together, and share her adventures as a lot as Manya, I’ve little doubt she’ll get there.
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