The long version is we set sail on 28th November 2012 (and that is a very important day for the one among the two of us) from our rented house in London to travel the world for an year. We have been out and about for an year now and nowhere close to even halfway through. But our rucksacks which we try to keep light and are now overflowing with loads of memories, stories and pictures. And they are getting heavy. So here we have arrived creating a port of transfer to unload our experiences and share them around, to send you love and inspiration if you want to kick that desk job and give what we are doing a try. Mostly we thought it would be fun to have conversations about travel with people who are far away and love traveling just as much.
It was love at first sight. And I mean it. I was sifting through some blogposts on indiblogger when I found a rather interesting name, Empty Rucksack. It made me smile and I decided to read more about the story behind this creative name.
In their own words
And before I could even say I like these guys a lot, I was on night calls with the better half of the duo (Ishwinder!) exchanging notes on blogging, marriage traveling and what not.
You can read the guest post they did for this blog here.
We are also co-admins for a facebook group on travel called ‘India Travelers Club‘. And have had some fun moments together there creating discussions, photo collages and what not.
And while we are at the subject of this club, I thought why not spread some blog love to the other not-so-active-in-blogging admin of the same group. Siddhartha Varshney who blogs at Pseudo Rationalist . Now I am tagging him in this post so that you all can help me get this man out of his writing slumber and kick start his almost dead blog!
Connecting it with Write Tribe’s Festival of Words who are the soul reason my writer’s block is slowly fading away. This particular post for their theme ‘blog love‘.
Somehow , i just sensed you would highlight this posts…its amazing…I was checking the posts right now and was wondering where is your post and then I thought, you’d write about this and lo here it is! Great to read about this blog! 🙂
Really? Well that is such a nice coincidence 😀
Going to read them 🙂
Tell me how you found them 🙂
I got to know Empty Rucksack through your blog and I both envy and admire the duo for what they do! 😉 Love the blog, the no-nonsense- to-the-point traveling tips accompanied with fabulous pics!
You have summed it up well!
I think I’ve heard of Empty Rucksack before. I’m not a big travel writing and don’t have the opportunity to travel anymore, so rarely get to read anything on the subject. That’s for sharing though, and I will check it out if/when I get to travel anywhere again.
Please do you will find some very informative posts there 🙂
This page is so visual! Love it. I appreciate your showing us a new outlet for travel, especially India with all of the color and magic. I worked with a Tantra teacher here and she has provided me a curiosity for both ancient and modern practices.
Yes you will find a lot of colors and writings on India in this site 🙂
I know you showcased them a while back – glad you’re working together on some initiatives now! 🙂
Thanks Corinne 🙂 yes we are and I am very happy about it 🙂
Wow! I liked the story behind their blog name. Very creative and so cool and so apt too! Bookmarking their blog!
Yes Shilpa very creative!
I liked the story behind their blog name too!! How creative like Shilpa says…
glad to know you are working with them as well on a few initiatives.. I love reading travel blogs 🙂
Yes hema they are very innovative bloggers I must say!
Some names grab your attention and compel you to take note of their uniqueness. Love the name Empty rucksack and the history behind the blog name. Great post
Yes some of the names do grab your attention and theirs is surely one!
Empty rucksack is truly nice…I have read a couple of post and I think it is awesome.
Yes sugandha they are quite good 🙂
am off to read their blog!
Tell me how you found it 🙂
Bookmarked the blog and “liked” their page. Now will wait for updates. Thank you for introducing this blog to us. 🙂
I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Thanks for the information on the rucksack 🙂 I guess it is anything but empty 🙂 off to read it now !
Well yes it is anything but empty 🙂
Ah, so you are a travel junkie, RIcha? Nice to know that about you 🙂
Yes or at least hoping to be one someday…
Thank you everyone for the lovely comments.
No mention of me and my post!
Will surely visit the blog. Lovely introduction, Richa:)
I hope you enjoy the blog too 🙂
Need to check them out…love the blog name Empty Rucksack! Evokes so many images of travel… 🙂
Doesn’t it? well check out their site it is full of wonderful pieces of their travelogues 🙂
I have read some of their posts in the past… I remember thinking, “Aah, the joys of offbeat travel with the spouse!!” 😀
I hear ya 😀