Our first feature is from someone I found online that is showing an inspirational message that traveling and seeing the world is healing. His videos are well made and his Instagram is filled with beautiful photos of nature and the people he has encountered. I posed a series of questions for him to gain his perspective on traveling and the affect on his life.
What is your name?
Digvijay Chauhan but people call me Jay because my name is too long for people to call.
Where are you from and where do you currently reside?
I am from India and Pursuing MBA in IIM Udaipur which is situated in the western part of India
What do you do for a living?
I am currently studying but I have started my own entrepreneurship path that is to travel the world and make videos.
What countries have you traveled to and which was your favorite?
I have been to Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, Vietnam and Srilanka. I liked Vietnam because of the memories I made there but I would love to go back to Indonesia because of its unbelievable Nature.
Do you prefer to travel alone or with someone and why?
I am very comfortable when travelling alone, But travelling with another person adds magic to the trip.
How would you describe your life before you started traveling?
Was living in a default mode. A life which was already carved out by the society and parents.
How has traveling changed your life?
I tasted what true freedom is. This helped in finding my passion and purpose of life that is to travel and heal the world through my travel videos and stories.
What is your favorite aspect of traveling?
I can be anything , do anything. There is no restrictions. I am free and living every moment. Every day is special
Where is your next destination?
Have there been any moments while traveling when you felt in danger or uncomfortable? How did you get away from it?
I met with an accident in Indonesia. People around me helped me and treated me. Another instance was when I was stopped by a group of Balinese people to hike Mount Bromo by myself. They wanted me to hire a guide and go and without a guide they were not letting me go. They harassed me. I called up police but no help was provided. Eventually I had to return.
What pre-cautions do you take for the safety of your property and yourself?
Keeping everything in front of me all the time. Rechecking my stuff again and again
What advice would you give to someone aspiring to become a frequent traveler?
Just trust Mother Earth and go with the flow.