“My only wish is to see the whole world with my own eyes. Travel inspires feelings that are hard to put into words. I love to make friends out of strangers, fall in love with foods I’d never normally try, and experience sights and smells I couldn’t imagine in my wildest dreams. According to my, Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good. Just because of my passion, I have done IATA and worked with Airindia and Spicejet as a Cabin Crew.” – @itsaartizan
Here is Aarti Zan in a conversation with GOGO Magazine.
1) How did your journey start?
I came from a Gujju middle-class family where traveling is never a thing, but I always had an eagerness to Travel. The Journey has started with my Honeymoon. I have explored Ladakh, Himachal, Uttarakhand, West Bengal, Rajasthan. Out of 29 states, I’ve visited 24 states with my husband and kids, and last but not the list one international trip to Dubai. I was just traveling for the love of exploring and seeing new things, living experiences that wasn’t been lived before.
2) Who has been your inspiration?
I, Me and Myself only…To be honest, this inspiration or inclination for traveling has been there with me forever, I remember seeing TravelXp and Musafir Hoon Yaaro channel as a kid and travel shows from where I got inspired to wanting to do something similar.
3) How did your Instagram community grow?
I have been putting my Lifestyle Parenting and travel journey on IG for the past 2-3 years and the growth has been amazing, we grew from 2000 people to 99000 people. I have been very consistent on IG, I have posted every single day plus I create content that helps out people while they are traveling. I think that’s the reason our community is growing.
4) Which has been your favorite destination?
My Most Favourite Destination is Kedarnath. Also Ladakh and Sikkim.
5) Suggest three unexplored places in India.
Pin valley (Himachal Pradesh)
6) How do you earn while traveling?
As I’m connected with so many agencies and Big Brands like Myglamm Sugar Mamaearth Momspresso Babychakra Firstcry Parentune Mcaffine by god grace I have never seen back and living my best life with twins and keeping myself busy by writing on new things.
7) How has working as a cabin crew helped you in exploring your passion for travel?
I remember that my dad has broked his FD to pay my IATA course fees and prepared a demand draft for fees and he said fly my princess where ever you want to go and my eyes were full of tears. At the same moment, I have decided that I have to do something best for my parents and for myself to fulfill all their wishes. I had started working as a cabin crew (International and Domestic Ticketing Desk) with Air India and later on Spicejet for more than 5 yrs. During my work have learned little things about travel, like planning your travel in advance and flexible accommodation so it’s not getting heavy on your pocket too and exploring the new world.
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