WHO ARE WE?
A family bonded by a love for travel. Reading about places is magical, planning a trip is joyful, and touching down in any new destination fulfills us more than anything else ever could. Each of our identities has been shaped by our diverse exposures to an amazing body of mankind….and this is why we believe that we will always have a lifelong, global affair with seeing, understand, and reacting to the world.
Nothing completes us as much as the exhilaration of new experiences. Travel has become an indispensable part of our hearts and souls. But does the world really need one more travel blog? We can’t answer that. But our goal is to extend this forum beyond ourselves and our own reflections, and to engage in a dialogue with fellow globetrotters- to create a place that is a blended cocktail of trip narratives, travel tips, the joys and woes of hotels and airplanes, and a diverse palette of everything else that shapes our tremendous cultural landscape. We will write about the mundane and the exotic….you are as likely to find a post on eating the most amazing falafels for under five bucks in NYC as you are to get a peek at the favelas in Brazil. We invite you to our home online. Visit, linger and share your own experiences.
In the words of the great Robert Louis Stevenson, “For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel’s sake. The great affair is to move.”
And that’s what we do here at A Global Affair. We never stop moving.
Lakshmi is a marketing professional by day, who would love to bake like Jacques Torres, write like Khaled Hosseini, dress like Coco Chanel, do good like Bill Gates, and travel like the team at AFAR magazine. She hopes A Global Affair will be her launchpad…at least for that last dream!
Siddhi is a student of film and political science at New York University, and hopes to one day pursue her love for travel and storytelling in international politics, grassroots mobilization, and academia. She lives for good coffee, good chocolate, good stories, and high risk thrills- dreaming with Jack Kerouac’s eternal manifesto: “No matter, the road is life.”
Rohan is an aspiring journalist who believes strongly in experiencing global cultures firsthand. He is headed to Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications in the fall to study journalism and information management.