About Us


Slow Travel. Long Reads.

Backpacking Series is a space dedicated to experiences and opinions of budget travelers, hikers, divers, bikers, and just about most outdoorsy people. Subscribe and read interesting travel anecdotes, discover places to explore, and find the inspiration to get going! Do you have a travel story? Get published to win badges and books and enter the Dorm of Fame™.

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Awards and Features

We share our experiences on this site and sometimes get featured in print media or travel portals. September 2017 became a milestone of sorts when Backpacking Series was ranked amongst the top 100 backpacking sites globally by Feedspot.

Blogger Recognition Award | DNA | Feedspot Award | Indiblogger Top Indivine Post | HappyTrips | MakeMyTrip | The Liebster Award 2018 | The Sunshine Award 2018

Who We Are

We are a set of contradictions and more. We are minimalists and thrive on comforts. We are perfectionists and imperfect ourselves. We are divergent and mindful of social norms. We are inventive and seek continuity too. We are intuitive and spiritual and indulge in meticulously planning the trivial. We are easy-going and anxious about life-changes. Perhaps, there isn’t a contradiction that does not reside inside of us. We fulfill our curiosity, balancing these, one at a time. Likewise, we like to settle down and explore too.

Travel enriches our conversations and social lives. We love to share our experiences. And. If there’s anything that excites us more than sharing our travel story, it is sharing yours. Hence this platform. Are you a traveler or enjoy reading travel pieces? We would be delighted to hear from you or meet up for coffee. Email us now!


Abhijeet and Navita Deshpande

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