Have you spent hours drooling over travel videos from different parts of the world? Have you always wondered how a few men & women are able to travel for months (or even years), while a two week trip drains all your finances? Have you been thinking of a long term trip? A sabbatical? A gap year? But you have spent so much time only thinking about it that you are almost ready to give up?
Well, Eccentrips.com, the website which focuses on edgy travel and lesser known destinations, might have a tip or two that may bring these aspirations a step closer to reality.
Traveling to 14 countries in 18 months:
Sachin Bhandary, Editor of Eccentrips.com, and the guy who quit his decade long Public Relations career to travel will be hosting a workshop just for you. After quitting his job in December 2014, Sachin has traveled to over 14 countries and took challenges in most of them. He traveled across India in 25 Days on 25 Trains, learnt rock climbing in Thailand, explored a mystical Afro-Brazilian religion called Candomble in Brazil, fought at a fighting festival in Peru and learnt Salsa in Cali, Colombia.
He intends to share everything that he has learnt in a structured way with a workshop titled ‘Travel Longer, For Lesser’. The workshop aims to help travel enthusiasts in three aspects. The first one is how to shortlist destinations for a long term trip, keeping the Indian passport in mind. The second major problem people face is planning their finances and tools & tips to keep costs at a minimum. The workshop will seek to address this in detail. Also, another important aspect is keeping an income going while you are traveling. Sachin continued to generate an income even while traveling and will share some of his secrets that will be of help to all workshop attendees.
Why the workshop?
“I wrote a blog called ‘How to travel the world for almost free’, and it went viral. Buzzfeed picked it up as well, and I started getting messages from people asking me more questions. I realised that a blog post was not enough, and people had many other questions which needed to be answered. So my partner in Eccentrips, Mohit, and I decided to organise this workshop for benefit of other travel enthusiasts. If the response for this is good, we will try to do this in other Indian cities as well” added Sachin.
The workshop will also feature other popular travel bloggers such as Kaushal Karkhanis, founder of Exotic Gringo and Sandeepa & Chetan, the couple who are traveling around the world. They also run the wildly popular blog about their travels called sandeepachetan.com . The workshop will host a panel discussion where these experienced travelers will share their tips and stories from the road as well.
Sounds exciting? It should, if you have ever dreamt of packing your bags and disappearing from your daily life for a long time. For all you know, this is where your ‘Travel Longer For Lesser’ journey will start. Good luck!
‘Travel Longer, For Lesser’, a workshop hosted by Eccentrips.com. Conducting the workshop will be Sachin Bhandary, editor of Eccentrips. Featuring along side will be Mohit Pradhan(head – visual content, Eccentrips), Kaushal Karkhanis(founder – Exotic Gringo), Sandeepa and Chetan(who run sandeepachetan.com)
But, what to expect?
- Tips on how to plan a long term trip with your Indian passport
- Planning your finances, and tools & tips to keep your costs at a minimum
- Generating income while on the road
Ok, sounds good. Where is it? And when?
- Date & time: Sunday, 16th October from 6pm – 8pm
- Venue: St Pauls Media Complex, Opp Duruelo Convent School, 24th Road, Off Turner Road, Bandra West, Mumbai, Maharashtra 400050
- You can join the Facebook event here
Do I have to pay?
Yes, the entry fee is 100 INR which needs to be paid at the venue. This fee is solely to cover the cost of the venue.
For any questions, feel free to call Sachin: 9819954815 or Mohit: 9029616242