Praachi Raniwala is a digital nomad from Mumbai who works with multiple titles in the fashion and lifestyle industries. Her repertoire spans digital and print features, and she also works as a brand and social media consultant. Her words have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, FT’s How To Spend It, Vogue India, InStyle US, Vogue Australia, Condé Nast Traveller India, Khaleej Times Dubai,, Mint Lounge, The Voice of Fashion, Soho House, GQ India, Architectural Digest India, Hindustan Times and Lifestyle Asia, among others.

What does a journey mean to you?
A lifetime of self-discovery.

Which country or location most inspires you?
My home country, India. We say that each state in India is a country in itself – that’s the wealth of culture, diversity, knowledge and more right in my backyard.

Where would you go back to, and why?
South Africa. I went there not knowing what to expect, and was just blown away by the beauty, the natural landscapes, the cool coffee and art scene, and the most amazing people. I’d love to go back and explore the Garden Route this time.

Top insider tip for Mumbai?
A trip to Mumbai is incomplete without having our famous street food. Swati Snacks – a Bombay legend – is a safe bet. Or befriend a local and have them take you to their go-to street food haunt.

What journey would you most like to go on?
To my own surprise, I was bitten by the safari bug back in South Africa. Masai Mara and Ranthambore are next on my list.

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