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About me and why I blog

I am a former travel industry professional and journalist. As an independent content writer with a fascination for travel, I write for this blog apart from publications like Lonely Planet Magazine, Matador, and Moneycontrol.

Travel fascinates me as it mingles unexpected moments with the ordinary ones, granting us a ‘joie de vivre’ – Discovering a pristine beach just because you didn’t follow the route on GPS; Stumbling upon a python inside a tree stump you almost sat on; Or finding the kindness in people when you least expected it.

As a bonus, you have conversations with people of myriad hues and capture not just sights but also glimpses of people’s lives. A few souls, including yours truly, can’t help seeing everything in frames (much like looking through National Geographic’s logo).

Inspired by Charles de Lint’s words ‘Don’t forgetβ€”no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell’, I set about to share what my eye and mind see through posts on this blog. I hope you like the narratives that reveal themselves along the way.

It isn’t about stories alone though. Sharing tips and guides to places I visit, I try to make this blog useful as well. Feel free to comment on the posts and add tips of your own, but please don’t slyly promote your blogs/sites.

I might not be able to post or respond when I’m traveling, so please bear with me. Thanks for reading through and I hope you enjoy the journey each time you visit.

Vibha Ravi

 

118 comments

ripplesnreflectiontimes August 1, 2014 at 5:12 pm

Hi I have just nominated you for a small award given by blogging community to fellow bloggers – The Leibster Award
http://ripplesnreflectiontimes.wordpress.com/2014/08/01/leibster-award-an-awesome-welcome/
If you accept it, this is what you have to do. http://wordingwell.com/the-liebster-award-the-official-rules-my-first-blog-award-and-a-few-personal-secrets-revealed/

And this is how you can display the award on your sidebar
http://dawnyhosking.wordpress.com/2013/10/10/adding-a-widget-to-wordpress-sidebar/comment-page-1/#comment-2679

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) August 4, 2014 at 1:04 pm

Thanks a lot for the nomination Aruna. I humbly accept and will follow tradition, passing on the honor to other fellow bloggers. Just need some time to complete the process. πŸ™‚

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jacksonjc9 August 28, 2014 at 12:53 pm

love your photographies and glad I found your blog. I wish to read more of your adventures. Keep them coming πŸ™‚

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) August 28, 2014 at 4:29 pm

Hi Jackson. I am totally in love with photography and it's comments like yours that add to the conviction that I am moving in the right direction. Glad to have your company.

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Raxa Collective August 29, 2014 at 3:19 am

Hi Vibha, thanks for following us at Raxa Collective! We look forward to exploring your photography, and if you're on Facebook, hope to see you there πŸ™‚

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) August 30, 2014 at 9:08 am

Anything related to environmentally sustainable initiatives has my backing. I hope to see you around too. πŸ™‚

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ripplesnreflectiontimes September 7, 2014 at 10:02 am

Lovely thoughts. ..enjoyed reading them . As evocative as the pics….cheers!😊

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TheLastWord September 22, 2014 at 11:36 am

Hello there! I see some really, really nice photographs and I'm left hoping for some text to go with them, something that would tell me where it was taken and a little bit of background.

I am not a travel writer, but have written about trips to Nepal and France. Someday I'll write about the US, Canada, Cuba other Caribbean islands.

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) September 22, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Thanks – that is a good suggestion. Will try putting in some background going ahead. Am glad you liked the pics and I wish you well for your forthcoming adventures.

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Mathukutty P. V. September 22, 2014 at 6:48 pm

Thanks for liking my post. you are welcome to view more photo on my blog. Your photographs are great.

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) September 22, 2014 at 8:02 pm

Am glad you liked my pics. Hope we catch each other around more often.

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Tom Schultz September 22, 2014 at 8:24 pm

You have some great pics here, including the one of yourself. I'm thankful that in Michigan we don't have to worry about sharing a stump with a python, but a close encounter with a rattlesnake is a possibility. Thanks for liking my About page, and I hope you stop by again for future visits.

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) September 22, 2014 at 8:27 pm

Hi Tom! Am glad to have you visit and thanks for the appreciation. I did a short tour of Michigan through your blog as well. Liked the way you caught the reflection of clouds in the river.

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trablog September 22, 2014 at 9:10 pm

"discovering something beautiful just because you didn’t follow the route on GPS " This is so true!
I am already liking your blog πŸ™‚

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) September 22, 2014 at 9:19 pm

Thanks for the appreciation. Once the camera takes me in (I virtually go into a trance), there's no saying where I will wander off. Which does get dangerous at times, but it's such fun to be guided by what your viewfinder shows.

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trablog September 22, 2014 at 9:23 pm

So true! Sometimes its hard to stop clicking even if you have already captured similar thing a million times. Million can be an exaggeration though πŸ˜‰
Its a kind of active meditation I guess, that let you go into trance as well like you said.

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wisemonkeysabroad September 23, 2014 at 7:41 pm

Thank you so much for following our blog πŸ™‚ Looks like your blog is OUR type of blog to follow! Happy travels.

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) September 24, 2014 at 11:58 am

Hey there! Am glad we discovered each other. Though my journeys are nowhere as grueling/adventurous as yours, they do bring a lot of joy and fulfillment. Bon voyage to you too. I hope our paths cross some day.

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wisemonkeysabroad September 24, 2014 at 5:31 pm

Although there is so much of the world to explore – when it comes to people – the world is small! So we are sure our paths will cross! If you are ever in Sydney – be sure to let us know πŸ™‚

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) September 24, 2014 at 5:38 pm

I like that. Yeah, will give you guys a shout. And if you decide to amble across to India, I'll be there to take you around. Will be happy to point you to trekking spots though 'coz there's no way I'll be able to match your pace. πŸ˜‰ . So long!

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riteshmokasana October 21, 2014 at 10:15 pm

Nice and interesting !

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) October 25, 2014 at 5:43 pm

Thanks for visiting. The world, and specially India, makes for an interesting story, don't you think?

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Mark Simms December 4, 2014 at 1:51 am

Hi….as you've been so kind in posting a number of times today on my blog, I thought I would return the favour and check out your site. Well….I'm now following….look forward to seeing more of your work.

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) December 4, 2014 at 3:48 pm

Thanks Mark. Blame your pictures – they just were that good. Happy to have you around.

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nataliescarberry April 1, 2015 at 7:24 am

Thank you for liking one of my posts. Blessings, Natalie πŸ™‚

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ywwp June 9, 2015 at 10:20 am

Hello Vibha,
I see few pics have borders and some are not. I think adding borders to pics make it appear better. Thats my thought.
Appreciate your blog and work on photography.
regards
http://YourWellWisherProgram.wordpress.com

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) June 9, 2015 at 4:47 pm

Merci Neeraj. Your appreciation warms my heart.
I agree that borders mostly make photos stand out more, but I leave them out at times to give a different feel.
Am happy you visited and commented – thanks for the follow as well.

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Vibha Ravi (PixelVoyages) August 29, 2016 at 6:47 pm

Appreciate your feedback. I'm now adding borders to most of my pics.

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Trupti Kharche July 8, 2015 at 4:05 am

Hi Vibs,
I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please read more @https://myculinarysaga.wordpress.com/2015/07/08/the-sunshine-award/ and hope you accept it. πŸ™‚ Love, Trups

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) July 8, 2015 at 1:32 pm

Hi Trupti! Thanks for nominating me. Am in the middle of some work right now so just allow me time to go through the process.

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Trupti Kharche July 8, 2015 at 1:39 pm

Sure Vibha.. πŸ™‚

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johnclamans August 12, 2015 at 9:20 pm

Hi there, cool blog! Thanks for connecting. I'm looking forward to interacting with you!
Best regards, John πŸ™‚

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) August 12, 2015 at 10:12 pm

Thanks John! That makes two of us. πŸ™‚

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) September 1, 2015 at 10:48 pm

Thanks for the mention buddy. It's great to have you around. You've made a lot of friends in a year. All the best!

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Parul Thakur October 30, 2015 at 9:31 am

Good to know about you Vibha. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) October 30, 2015 at 10:07 am

Shared sentiment Parul. πŸ™‚

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Sunil Deepak October 30, 2015 at 11:59 am

Beautiful blog and so many wonderful images

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Vibha Ravi (PixelVoyages) August 29, 2016 at 6:46 pm

Thanks a lot, Sunil! Photography is one of my lasting passions.

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Rashminotes January 27, 2016 at 10:11 pm

Lovely blog Vibha:)

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) February 4, 2016 at 6:58 pm

It's always encouraging to get positive feedback. Thanks!

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Everything_Candid July 21, 2016 at 5:44 pm

Loving your blog posts. Would be more regular.

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Vibha (www.pixelvoyages.com) July 21, 2016 at 7:09 pm

Happy to know. It's always good to discover more friends from the bloggers community. Welcome to my world.

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Go Jules Go August 24, 2016 at 10:56 pm

β€œDon’t forgetβ€”no one else sees the world the way you do, so no one else can tell the stories that you have to tell.”

I can tell I'm going to like it here! πŸ™‚

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Vibha Ravi (PixelVoyages) August 25, 2016 at 1:51 am

Am so happy those lines resonated with you as well. You're my kind of person! Do stick around.

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Sindhu's Kitchen September 13, 2016 at 5:38 pm

Neat blog πŸ™‚

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Vibha Ravi (PixelVoyages) September 13, 2016 at 7:28 pm

Thanks dear. Will hop by yours as well. πŸ™‚

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Anabel Marsh February 1, 2017 at 2:04 am

Many thanks for visiting The Glasgow Gallivanter. For some reason your comments did not link to your blog the way they usually do on wordpress so I had to google you. Glad to be here now though!

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Vibha Ravi February 1, 2017 at 9:34 am

Oops! Thanks for letting me know Anabel. Will check out why this might be happening.
I'm happy to spend time reading and commenting on posts that I like. Thanks for passing by and hope to see you around. Have a great day!

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GP Cox April 21, 2017 at 3:33 pm

Pleased to meet you.

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Vibha Ravi April 21, 2017 at 5:01 pm

Happy to have you pass by. The sentiment is shared.

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Dippy-Dotty Girl May 6, 2017 at 2:33 am

Hello Vibha, thanks for dropping by my blog and the follow. "Travel fascinates me as it mingles unexpected moments with the ordinary ones". Both Charles de Lint and you crack it, the reason why I travel and then come back home to write about it. Looking forward to reading your blog. Cheers.

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Vibha Ravi May 6, 2017 at 8:27 am

Thanks for visiting. I like your writing style and am happy to come across people like you through blogging. More power to us!

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