She quit her job to live life off the beaten track
Shivya Nath, author of 'The Shooting Star', talks about life as a digital nomad, sustainable travel and packing light
Shivya Nath is charting her own path. In 2011, she quit her corporate job with the Singapore Tourism Board at the age of 23 to explore the world. One of her early travel experiences was as a volunteer traveller in Spiti. Over time, she has travelled to remote villages in the country as well as the far corners of the world, helping local communities, learning local languages and understanding immersive travel. In 2013, she had given up her home and sold her possessions, apart from those which fit in a rucksack and a small backpack. A bona fide nomad, she journeyed on a road that circled outside the normative values of society, leading not only to the farthest continents but also into her own self. Apart from giving her a plethora of stories, her experiences have shown her the value of sustainable travel. She has been documenting her journeys on her blog, The Shooting Star. Over the years it has garnered an ever-growing number of followers, won awards and become one of India’s leading travel blogs. Nath has also used her learnings on the road to become a consultant who helps companies, initiatives and individuals to encourage responsible tourism and give back to local communities across the world.