March Travel Blogger of the Month - Priya

Name: Priyadarshini Rajendran

Blog: Glorious Sunrise

How many countries have you travelled to?

3 – Australia, USA, Hong Kong (I am from India)

What was your first overseas trip?

My first overseas trip was to Sydney. I loved the experience of traveling solo and enjoyed many exciting treks on this trip. I have written many posts for my blog about Sydney and Melbourne.

What is your favourite destination in the world and why?

My favourite destination in the world is close to home, the Andaman Nicobar Islands of India. I am a beach-lover from my early childhood and these islands are blessed with gorgeous beaches. The natural beauty there is stunning and would make you want to stay there forever.

What inspired you to start a travel blog?

My love for travel started very early in life. My mom used to call me a globetrotter. After graduating from college, I started working in the IT field. I kept taking breaks to travel to new places and then come back and tell my friends and colleagues all about my adventures. Slowly they started asking me for tips, ideas for new travel destinations, travel hacks and so on. That got me excited because helping people with something I love doing is a dream come true. It was then that I decided to share my travel experiences and started my blog.

What has been the most rewarding aspect of travel blogging?

It is helping people with travel tips to get them on the move without worrying. Questions like how to get there, what to do there, when to go, is it safe and many such things can stop them from traveling. But when I say that I have already been there and done things, they can look at my experiences and get inspired. This gives me immense satisfaction.

Name three things on your bucket list:

1 Santorini

2 Yellowstone National Park

3 Scotland

Where are you off to on your next trip?

I am planning a road-trip to the scenic Monterey, California  

Apart from travel, name three other interest/hobbies that not many people may know about you:

1 Writing fantasy novels

2 Baking healthy desserts

3 Scrapbooking

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Sally Cochrane

Sally is a Brisvegas (Brisbane, Australia) born travel blogger and founder of Travel Blog Squad, an online community for travel bloggers. Among many other experiences, she has skied down the Austrian Alps on Christmas day, gone for a ride in an army tank through the mud in Slovakia, woken up before dawn to see the sunrise over Angkor Wat and attended university in Mexico. Hola! Her non-travel-related interests include tea (of any and every kind), TED Talks and running at her local Parkrun.