Collaboration Post: Filled with gratitude

Today, I am sharing with you an article that was written for Passport Bites for their collaboration series – #filledwithgratitude

Instagram is such a huge platform, I am genuinely happy to be able to connect to so many travel inspirations. And that’s how Sarah (Founder, Passport Bites) and I connected. Visit her page for more travel stories.

This is a very special post as Mother’s Day is quickly approaching in North America. My mom used to say “collect memories, not things”. Her simple, yet effective advice – things require a lot of storage, cleaning and maintenance, but memories and experiences don’t. You can carry them wherever you go.

Traveling to me, was like fish to water: I belonged to this feeling of wanderlust, of constant movement. As a kid, I would read history and maps with keen interest.

I still remember a travel advertisement that used to air in the ‘90s, “Malaysia, Truly Asia”. Those images got me thinking that there is a world outside of my hometown and my own country.

I was born in India. And by early 20’s, I had extensively travelled throughout India, covering over 100 cities (solo and in groups)

In 2009, I moved to Canada for a new beginning. First few years went by in adjusting and making a living in a new country. I was working hard, only to travel more.

When I started working in Canada, my goal was to travel to 2 new places every year. It started small with exploring Canada and USA. And I would have this strong urge to pen and photograph these travel journeys. Every now and then, I would write posts, start a new blog or a flickr account, but I was never consistently doing it.


In 2016, I came across Bruised Passports on Facebook. Their stories of travel and lifestyle was very inspiring. I continue to follow them on their travel journey. Reading about their stories encourages me to blog my own travel journeys. With their inspiring photos and stories, “tosomeplacenew” was born. I regularly pen my travel stories here (

Traveling makes life worth living. I currently work full-time and I travel as much as I can. After having worked for a few years and having saved up, now I am exploring new places every month and going far as Europe, South America and Asia.

Traveling makes me happy and keeps me going!

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Traveller | Photographer This is Mayuri. I am a 9-to-5, sometimes 9-to-9 business professional. But I LOVE to travel. I currently work full time and take the opportunity to travel whenever I can. I made a promise to myself to travel to 2 new places every year, doesn’t have to be far or fancy – any new exploration- any new destination. This space highlights my travel experiences, with insights on the places visited. So lets go “to some place new” Cheers!!! xoxo Ibn Battuta :“Traveling—it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.”

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