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Travel is our PASSION. But Bruised Passports isn’t just about travel. It’s about love and living full, happy lives.

We were schoolmates, friends, we dated for eons, and then got married. Our passports are full of bruises and stamps because we’ve been travelling extensively for over 15 years now! Together we’ve been to over 95 countries and hundreds of cities. But it was only seven years AFTER we first started travelling together that we decided to start our own blog to pen our favourite things about the world for fellow travellers. Gradually, it transitioned into a full-time profession for both of us. Bruised Passports has all the details you would need to plan a trip to a new country – itineraries, accommodation suggestions, packing guides, and tips for budgeting. But Bruised Passports isn’t just about travel.

It’s about love and looking at the world through rose-tinted glasses. We’re both hellbent on questioning convention, chasing true happiness, and phasing out the negativity and clutter that define modern life. Nobody’s life is perfect but focussing on the positives just leaves us with so much more time and energy to engage with things we love. Over the past few years, we have won a number of prestigious awards for our work in the travel blogosphere, featured on dozens of news channels, and delivered several TEDx Talks that focus on designing the life of ones dreams through passion and hard work. Here’s a bit more information about us:

Savi at Mt. Fuji, Japan 😀


Playa Del Carmen Mexico
Vid in Mexico on his birthday 🙂

Our travel style:

We love exploring a country in our own unique way – you’ll find us meandering down forgotten alleys, spending hours in crumbling buildings, or days trying to find the perfectly-baked croissant. We have a soft spot for offbeat and romantic travel, luxury accommodation, local experiences and culture, and fine dining.

Sustaining ourselves on the road:

We were both born in professional middle-class families, so we’ve spent most of our lives educating ourselves as much as we can and working hard. In 2015, after saving for 10 odd years, we quit our jobs to become full-time travel bloggers. Full time travel blogging is an extremely demanding, yet fruitful, job. We spend over 8 hours every day penning detailed destination guides, clicking high-quality photographs, answering all our readers’ queries and responding to every comment on social media. It’s time-consuming but we love every bit of it because we are passionate about travelling, writing, and sharing our experiences 🙂

We work as a travel photographer and travel writer duo to sustain ourselves while we are on the road. Our articles and photos are published in a number of renowned magazines, newspapers, and online portals including BBC Good Food Magazine, National Geographic Traveller, and The Huffington Post. We’ve also appeared in a number of TV shows on Discovery Channel and TLC Asia. In addition to this we have longstanding relationships with brands, who occasionally host us while we travel. Some of the ways in which we earn money include:

  • Travel writing
  • Travel and lifestyle photography
  • Public appearances
  • Public speaking
  • Social media campaigns and product reviews
  • Social media consultations

All the money we earn goes back into financing our travels. Some people like to save to buy a house, some like to splash on cars, some like to party, we love travelling. It’s really as simple as that.

If you would like to know how we designed our dream life or need tips for blogging, check out these 2 videos

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We are digital nomads and we travel full time. But there are no magic pills or secrets for success. Here we share 6 tips that have helped us move towards a life of full time travel. You can use them to fulfil your dream of travelling full time or anything else you might want to achieve! Leave us a comment if you'd like to know more about our story of how we built a location-independent business or if you'd like some tips on blogging. And don't forget to follow @bruisedpassports for our daily adventures 🙂 Here's a summary of the six steps below Step 1 – Set Short Term Goals and try to fulfil them no matter what Step 2 – Recognise your strengths and weaknesses Step 3 – Have lots of courage and believe in your dream no matter what anyone says! Step 4 – Be financially and mentally independent Step 5 – Have a backup/Plan B Step 6 – Make a conscious effort to cultivate positivity

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11 Blogging Tips that truly work – BLOGGING MASTERCLASS We are digital nomads and we travel full time. But there are no magic pills or secrets for success. Here we share 11 tips that have helped us in our blogging journey. You can use them to fulfil your dream of travelling full time or anything else you might want to achieve! We talk about everything from creating content to sponsorships to working with brands and dealing with trolls. Just sitting down for a really laid-back and super chatty video about blogging and lessons we've learnt along the way. Leave us a comment if you'd like to know more about our story of how we built a location-independent business or if you'd like some more tips on blogging. And don't forget to follow @bruisedpassports for our daily adventures

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If you want to read more about our lifestyle, check out these 4 articles for some leads:

Q and A with Savi and Vid where we answer questions asked by our readers

Tips for bloggers and long term travellers including financing oneself on the road

You could also read Our Lives Are Changing

If you've made it so far, welcome to the Bruised Passports family. We have a LOT of fun here :-)

233 thoughts on “Who are we?

  1. Lovely start! Am very happy to see this.
    Vid, stay true to steering clear of Photoshop! That’s the thin red line you must not cross.

    1. Hey i was looking forward to a trip to Morocco soon.. Please share the must visits nad experiences of yours. Thanks ❤️

    2. Heyya, i have really loved your Instagram account and even your website; it’s so well glittering and every photo of yours has a spark. Wishing you loads of love from , AS, India??. But i have one doubt, for Sir Vid, what have you done as a profession before completely getting into these blogging stuffs.
      Hope to get a reply soon. Wish to meet u a day. Xoxo

      1. Hey there Vid was a Business Analyst and I was a lecturer before we became full time travel bloggers 🙂

        1. Wow, that’s a dream job, if you guys think if you are on a job. Love the different and romantic way of showing the world through your lens and write up. Keep travelling and conquer the world.

          1. Im traveling very first time to abroad, want to to switzerland but agent here say that visa to Europe require travel history but we want to visit here only, I have indian passport, could you suggest what to do or any other country similar to switzerland where we can get Visa easily.

          2. Hey unfortunately Schengen visa apps are quite rigorous. Why don’t you consider Seychelles/Mauritius/Maldives etc for your first trip 🙂

    3. Hi Savi and Vid
      How r u ? Hope all well at Ur end and safe . I wanted to ask what work do u do that u travelled alot n how can I also do the same? What work u both do and how do u make money to travel to90+countries .plz share the secret

      Antariksh Joshi (Bhopal)

  2. Thank you 🙂 Both sides of the Photoshop debate have merit, Vid is usually too lazy to process his photos 😉

    1. I see Vid became a photo processing/editing convert in the end 😉 No shame in that guys, it makes the photos all kinds of awesome. (Plus we are all guilty of a little visual embellishment here and there since instagram right?)

      1. Hey Guys,

        Yep, after 6 years of deliberation, I finally decided to give Lightroom a try :). Recently picked up a copy and playing around with it but I must admit that even with basic touches one is able to make the picture much closer to what the eye saw and not what the camera is able to capture. Let’s see how long this honeymoon period with LR lasts 😉 First preference is still to get a technically correct image.

        Hope all is well with you guys.


    1. Yay- good to hear that – usually I’m ‘that quirky madcap’ haha 😉 Looking forward to keeping in touch

  3. Best site I came across in a long time. The quote written by Vid here fills my heart with so much pleasure that it can explode. I share the same passion of laying my eyes on world’s best scenic landscapes, setting my foot on remotest parts of Earth, just keep on going, immersing yourself in the culture of every place.
    P.S.- I do not believe in photoshop, so was glad to hear that the pics on your blog are untouched. 🙂

  4. You two hav totally popped out of a fantasy novel..! I cant wait to be all grown-up and go around the world and u knw….live like u r living..! 😀
    and also i love ur blog’s name…”bruised passports” …so apt..!
    when did u two start on this “lets-conquer-the-world” story..??

    PS: I love love your blog..!
    lots of wishes..! 🙂

    1. Hey Arpita – your comment made the two of us feel warm and fuzzy inside 🙂 Thanks a ton. We’ve been travelling for 6 odd years now. We hope you continue to enjoy reading Bruised Passports – we will look forward to seeing your comments on our posts.

      1. You guys are just amazing ?♥️. It’s mesmerizing seeing your pictures ?. Best content. Love you both. Keep the good work coming our way. I so want to finish my education asap and travel ??

  5. One of THE most captivating travel blog that i have come across in a long time. It’s fresh, sassy and easy to connect with! Totally digging the name bruisedpassports – as an Indian couple who love to travel we can totally relate to the woes of our tattered black passports 🙂

    1. Thanks Swapna 🙂 Glad you enjoy reading Bruised Passports. Urgh visa woes, don’t remind me of those 😉

  6. I loved your blog. Travelling is the best experience you can get. I love to travel to different places and seeing this blog makes me go to even more places..I love the outfits also.:)

  7. I was looking for travel ideas and came across your blog. Guys, “your baby”, as you call your blog in your video, is wonderful. I live in London too and I share the same passion; in fact, travelling and constantly discovering new places and cultures fills my heart with peace and happiness. Both of you seem like amazing people and I wish you all the best for what’s up next in your lives.

  8. Savi & Vid,
    Your passion for life is translated beautifully in this blog. The pictures are awesome. Loved the video. Great going. Wishing you both the best adventurous life ever. Keep smiling.

    1. Thanks a million Mangal – connecting with a family of wanderlusters through Bruised Passports makes us so so happy 🙂

  9. Just stumbled across the blog and have to say that I love it and I think we have a ton in common, especially as far as travel style is concerned. Those feelings that you describe that are not in any guidebook are the reason I travel too, and the food and drink aren’t bad either. See you out here!

    1. Thanks a ton Ginny – hope you continue to enjoy following our adventures around the world. We’ll look forward to reading your comments on our posts 🙂

  10. Good to know more about you guys. I accidentally stumbled upon this blog while looking for road trip itineraries and totally fell in love with the fresh style of writing and the no nonsense attitude of you two. Me and my husband love to travel too…although we haven’t seen as many places as you two 😉 Keep up the good work guys!

  11. What an amazing blog you two have! I have been following your blog since few months and enjoy going through it. I have read almost all your posts so far 🙂 Each post is a delight to read. Hats off to the photographer (I guess it’s Vid, most of the time 😀 )

    Btw, we share similar interests – Food & Travel, though I’m more into Food. Do check out my blog 🙂


    1. Thanks a ton Rashmi – so glad to have you along for the ride. Yep, Vid clicks almost all the photos that are on Bruised Passports 🙂

  12. just came Across this website while looking for Australian visa amazing to see you guys enjoying life if your planing to come to Amsterdam your more then welcome!!!

    really amazing photos 🙂

  13. Hi Vid
    Is that photo taken in Capetown – yjust past camps bay – heading out to lladudno – at that hotel with a great deck and spa? ( I think it’s called the 12 apostles hotel ? )

  14. Hello guys..let me tel u first..u two are adorable..savi..u r a real freebird fashionista..and vid u r so enthusiast..went thru ur blog for d first tim…applause to u guys…ur baby is absolutly wonderful..i loved reading u guys..i m a travel addict…travelling is a family ritual..i travel 4 times a year wid my family bt hav never seen world lik u ppl hav shown thru ur baby..u guys r real ur dreams passionatly..u hav got a new fan today..n promise to follow u till ur last post..keep showing us d happy,hugs n kisses to u guys?

    1. Dear Khevna,

      Thank you so much for this beautiful message – when we saw it on waking up, we couldn’t help but smile 🙂 Thanks a lot for that!

      Much Love,

      Savi and Vid

  15. Wonderful guys, i’m hooked to your page on fb. 60 countries? how? How many countries have you visited in Europe? I’m planning Europe for my honeymoon, which 3 countries would you recommend over 18 days?

  16. Hola! I’ve been following your web site for a while now
    and finally got the bravery to go ahead and give you a shout out from Dallas Tx!

    Just wanted to say keep up the great job!

  17. What amazes me is that there is not a single imperfection one can point out in the million imperfections you speak about in your video. This blog , you life i.e., to me represents happiness! 🙂 Hope you can add another 40 countries in the coming year. Much love! Shikha

  18. In a couple of your posts you have mentioned that Vid is a coffee geek , being one myself too would like to know what all do you use to get a prefect cuppa, which beans and coffee maker for instance

    1. Hey Randhir – I use a Gaggia Classic coffee machine and Mahlkonig Vario grinder at home. I experiment a lot with beans but I have a soft spot for South American blends 😀

    1. Thanks a ton for your kind words 🙂 Hope you have fun blogging and achieve your dreams as you go along

  19. Just came across your website via Facebook. Amazing photographs and places. Really great work. Inspiring!

  20. I loved every bit of your blog. Im a writer and a photographer too wish to travel in the same manner as you two do. Inspiring you both are….:)

  21. Hey Savi and Vid,
    Amazing Job with the Blog!! You both are truly an inspiration for travel lovers.
    I randomly bumped onto your website today afternoon at my office workstation and I was actually glued to reading your blogs for almost 2 hours without realizing that I skipped my lunch break…
    Once Again, Best Wishes to both of you !!! Keep Blogging !! 🙂

  22. I love traveling and the way you guys are doing is commendable.
    Will try to follow your blog whenever time permits and also make sure more and more people from my chain come and visit your page.

    Great work done guys… all the luck for your future destinations.
    All the best 🙂

  23. I am sooo glad to find my gypsy soul alike here.. You guys are just amazing.. I bet this blog will be my go to p;ace before i plan to visit any place.. More power to u guys xx

  24. You guys are far too amazing!!! The name of the blog is so apt.. 🙂 love your style and you guys are such an inspiration keep up the good work!!!

  25. amazing Savi and Vid… i think i m in awe with everything… your blog, your romance, savi’s voice texture, her love for colors and yours for food…. i m still exploring my India… hope to step out of the same and explore other countries too… thanks for being a coupe to look up to….

    P.S- Great going…. love the smiles on your faces 🙂

    1. Hey Ridhima – your little note made us so so happy. Thank you so much for reading Bruised Passports with such passion – hugs, Savi and Vid

  26. What suprised me is that there is no imperfection in your video. This blog , you life i.e., to me represents happiness and fun! Hope you can add rest of the countries in the coming year.

    1. Thanks for all the love Erin – that video is a few years old and seems a tad dated now. But we still stand by all those dictums 🙂

  27. Hey guys! I randomly came across your Instagram page and after scrolling and admiring each one of your picture, I opened up your blog today and oh my my, what a blog!! It got me hooked! Loved reading all your posts. You both as a couple and as a team are an inspiration. Keep it up guys! Sending loads of love and luck your way!

    1. Hey Tanvi – thanks a million for your little note. It put huge smiles on our faces. Welcome to the Bruised Passports family and I hope you enjoy following our adventures around the world. Much love 🙂

  28. I was doing some research on our upcoming Marrakesh trip and stumbled on your blog. one article after another and i am hooked! you guys are amazing and Savi you write beautifully. I have now bookmarked your site and read it just to get some travel therapy. Thank you for doing what you are doing!

  29. I loved your blog and shared it on my FB. I am a travel freak too but what you guys are doing is simply amazing. Hope to see you guys sometimes somewhere…

    1. Hey Yashpal – always good to hear from a fellow traveller. Thanks for sharing Bruised Passports with your friends 🙂 Hope our paths cross somewhere around the globe

  30. Thanks Guys for sharing the amazing experiences, these are really helpful to many. I love your blog and I am a travel freak too, but what you are doing is simply amazing. All the best for you future trips, keep rocking.

  31. You two are fabulous… Really, very few people have the courage to folloe their hearts! You are the lucky ones! Keep going.. I hope you journey is a wonderful one.

  32. Your blog is so inspiring and sooo fresh !
    Me and my husband love to travel too but because we bought are too tied up in our works we could hardly manage a trip 🙁 Its been two years of our marriage and our honeymoon is still due !! After seeing your blog we have decided to tick off a few places too.. May be soon :)) Keep up the good work!

  33. Your blogs and your pics shout out loud your mellifluous life. U ppl r living a fairy tale. Finding ur blog was a true serendipity for me. While reading ur blogs n watching ur pics i had a myriad of emotions….. Admiration, amazement, immense love, envy (may b a bit!! Spare me for that though), acclamation being just a few amongst them. I m an insatiable reader n trust me peeping into ur life was like reading a beautiful novel. May u carry on with d beautiful blogs as adroitly as u r ….. ❤️❤️

    1. Hey Shivani – a lot of our blogger friends travel on a shoestring budget or put their houses on rent and use the rent to travel the world.

      We like travelling comfortably, so we worked full-time jobs in London and saved for this round-the-world trip for 10 years. We put all our savings into travel instead of buying a houses, cars etc. But we also work full time in travel and have a host of location-independent jobs to help sustain us as we go along.You can read the articles titled ‘Who Are Savi and Vid’, ‘5 tips for bloggers’, and ‘Our Lives Are Changing’ on our website for more details about our lifestyle and some tips on making travel work full time 🙂

  34. Hey Savi and vid !
    I just came across your blog via Instagram and I am loving all the posts! I have been glued to my iPad since 3 hours now just reading your blog and watching all the amazing photos! Kudos guys, you are an inspiration? Our story is similar, the way you both met is exactly how I met my (now) husband, friends to dating to getting married and now travelling as often as possible!!
    So much love and happy travels to you both❤️

    1. Thanks a million for your lil note Riddhima – so happy to hear you enjoyed reading Bruised Passports, yay. Wish the two of you a lifetime of happiness and love 🙂

  35. I am regularly reading your blogs, I love you both are travelling in a unique way.
    But Let me know one thing are you both British citizen?? or Indian citizen??

    How you manage Visas if Indian citizen?? kindly post about Visas in your coming posts for indians


    1. Hey Mayuri I’m an Indian citizen. As far as visas are concerned, we plan 4-6 month long legs of travel in advance and apply for all the visas we might need before setting out from Delhi/London, which are our two bases at the minute 🙂 Having an Indian passport is quite an obstacle when it comes to long term travel, but you know what they say – where there’s a will, there’s a way 🙂

  36. are you Indian or British citizen?
    If Indian citizen than how you manage all visa hurdles for indians??
    please do share experiences about visa issues

    1. Hey Mayuri – I have an Indian visa. We plan our travels 6 months at a time and apply for all the visas we need in either Delhi/London before we set off for the six months 🙂

  37. Hey both of you!

    I’m an avid travel blog reader and a die-hard travel enthusiast and hence, you guys are a great source of inspiration. Been on your site before but just read your story. A big salute! Your Iceland road trip blew me away. Planning my second Eurotrip with friends this July and choosing between Spain/Eastern Europe. Your site will come handy.

    Thanks a lot!

  38. Hi Savi and Vid,

    Have been following you guys on instagram for a while now and must say that I am in love with your content and stories. I hope you guys never cease this journey and keep sharing your experiences with us.

    PS: Savi, your smile wins my heart!

    1. Aww thanks a ton for all the love Supriya – so happy to see you here 🙂 I hope you continue enjoying our adventures around the world

  39. Hi sari/vid
    Just happened to come across your account on instagram(one of your pics on explore), then to your travel blog. Great work . Wish I had known this blog few years ago.
    Loved the photos, lovely shots, vibrant outfits, your photos are like treat to eyes.
    I have started following you guys on instagram.
    I am sure I will like reading your blogs too(whenever time permits from 2 young kids). We live in Canberra, Australia.
    Hubby & I did bit of travelling in Australia and visited NZ before we had kids.
    We plan to do caravan/campervan trip either in south island(NZ) or northeast Aus. Hopefully in couple of Years.
    Your blogs will be motivation for travelling.
    Amazing work, all the best to you both.

    1. Hey Himabindu – so good to hear from you. Extremely happy to hear you enjoyed reading Bruised Passports. Happy Travels to you guys 🙂

    1. Hi Teja,

      We worked and saved for this round the world trip. Now, we work full-time in travel and have location independent jobs through which we earn money to travel 🙂

  40. Hi i am still unemployed. But, i have a thirst to travel the world but how can i do it myself. Financially i don’t want to trouble my parents. I want to do it all by myself but even if i get a job how can i save time and money. Also, you guys are exceptional and extraordinary. Lots of love and keep travelling and ispiring us.

    1. Hi Naina,

      Thanks a lot for your kind words. It’s best to get a job and then save money to travel. We saved for travelling for 10 years before we decided to move towards travelling full time. It’s not easy, but if you are really passionate about it, it can be done 🙂

  41. Hi Savi and Vid,

    Me and my spouse have been following you on Instagram via name “Tripper Tales” over a while now.You both inspire us a lot. Totally in love with your travel photographs and stories.And no doubt the tagline “Bruised Passports” is unique and perfect. Keep travelling and keep inspiring us:)

  42. Me and my girlfriend loves your pictures..
    We wish to travel across the globe ..hopefully..

    Keep up the good work !!

  43. Hey guys!
    Been following you guys on insta for some time now. Love everything about Bruised Passports ever since I’ve known it. I’ve often mentioned in my comments but still saying it here too, you guys are way too gorgeous and always look to me like, out from some storybook. Absolutely surreal.
    And just one more thing, that is best about you two is, how you guys always read each and every comment and manage to reply back.

    P.S : I like Savi more than Vid because she is so endearing and bubbly. And I can understand her love for all those fancy words and the luxury they provide(being a literati myself)

    Suitcase full of love for you two.
    From a fangirl.

    1. Hey Drishti,

      Thank you so much for such a beautiful comment – it put huge smiles on our faces 🙂

      If our readers can take the time to leave comments, we can surely take out time to reply to them 😀

      Much love
      Savi and Vid 🙂

      1. Hi Savi and Vid – I am a 11 year old “desi” kid born and raised in Houston, TX. I have traveled over the past decade with my parents and have been blessed to have visited over 3 dozen countries. My parents ask me to research “off beat” things to do when we visit any city around the world and that’s how I stumbled upon your site! What can I say – its an amazing site and you have compiled a treasure trove of information. I also love to write and take pictures and your blog inspires me. We just finished a short vacation in Cannes, Nice and Monaco. We missed seeing Eze as we ran out of time. Now we are in Paris and will ask my parents to check out some of your recommendations. You both are awesome! Good luck and all the best!

        1. how exciting Eshaan – so happy to read your comment. Glad you stumbled on Bruised Passports and hope you continue to follow our adventures around the world 🙂

  44. Hello Savi and Vid. I have been your fan since the day I read about you two for the first time in a TOI article. I suggested so many of my friends to follow you guys on social media. The name itself- Bruised passports is so unique, so cute ? I cannot pass a single day without checking your updates . All your writings and pictures are amazing. They make me jump from my seat and think “Man! I want to pack my bags right away and leave” :D. Thank you for sharing your travel tales with us. You are one of my favorite and most adorable couple. Much love.

  45. I love your blog!! both of you are travelling my dream…❤
    Enjoy the travels! and keep up the blog!..
    You are soo amazing❤?
    And.. because of my curiosity just have a small question for you ..
    Do not you want to have a child? And why?

    1. No we don’t. Simply because we don’t feel the need to start a family and don’t want to have one just to check an item of society’s list of approvals 🙂

  46. Hi there,

    I have been following you for quite some time on Instagram.
    I never ask people, how much money one makes, neither I like disclosing how much I earn. But, I have ever been wondering, how does travel blogging suffice and provides enough money especially for your luxury travel and the number of places you guys visit on a yearly basis. Just curious to know the business model, and from where the money comes from.
    Looking forward,

    1. I think you’ll find the answer if you read the above article carefully. It’s yes but it depends on your priorities (career, house, cars, travel etc) – travel and gaining experiences is our personal priority, so we spend our earnings and saving on new experiences ?

  47. How can one become a travel blogger?
    Do you require any specific degree?
    How much investment is required?

  48. Very such interesting blog was this …very happy to know many things and and everything was there in this blog was so happy to know about Bruised Passports thanks for posting…!

  49. Came to about u both from a magazine, immidiately I create instagram account just to follow you guys and know more about travels. Your bolg is just awsm surely it will help to many to leave a life that u ppl are living. Keep coming your posts for advice, inspiration and experiences from all the places u g and njoy the life what everyone shd live.
    Wish u best in your endeavor

  50. You guys are amazing. A perfect example of how one should follow their dreams and live life to the fullest. Very happy to see you. I would like to know about your first ever trip together from where this journey has started. ?
    I am dreaming about having wonderful trips and travel experiences with my partner, will soon share those with you guys. ?
    Stay blessed.

    Posting my comment again as I don’t see it posted already.

    1. Hey Ashwini,

      Thank you ☺️ this all started with our very first trip to Malaysia some 12 years ago. We have been very passionate about travelling and eventually 5 years ago we started this blog

  51. Hey,you beautiful souls, I’m totally in love with your blog. It’s so candid and enriching at the same time. Keep up the great work. Love n light!

  52. Hey! I was just going through all your blogs. I just love you guys <3 I enjoy reading your blogs. I follow you guys everywhere. Your blogs are really very helpful. Hope to meet you guys one day in person.

  53. Hey Savi. I love the way you live your passion.
    We are planning to visit the UK coming March and would like to if you had posted an article on Scotland.
    Thanks 🙂

  54. Hey guys – I’ve been following your posts on social media for sometime now. Being a couple who love traveling, I relate to most of what you write and express. I had a few questions,

    – Did you do any ground work before you started traveling? Apart from the finances, how did you plan your travels?
    – I read somewhere in the comments that you know few couples who have kids and still travel full-time. Any references?
    – Do you do any sort of software work too? Apart from what you’ve already mentioned here?

    As a suggestion, you can add local contacts whom people can approach – who have helped you during your travels. It’ll be really helpful.

    Happy Traveling!

    1. Hey there – we had already been travelling together for almost 10 years before we quit our jobs and did this full time 🙂 There are lots of family travel blogs like Bucket List Family etc

  55. U guys are absolutely lovely and the positivity u guys spread is so nice. U guys are my absolute relationship inspiration. Sending loads of love and wishing u loads of success.???

  56. Hey!! Feeling awesome to read your blog.. Nice journey of your life.. I am really inspiring from your story… I want to live life like yours… ??
    Congrats for your success and happy life!!

  57. Savi and vid I have been following you on Instagram for a while. It’s intense happiness for me when I watched your videos especially the 2019 one. Travel is my passion but haven’t been able to do much. But reading about your travels is like being there. Wish you a more of this fun-filled,adventurous and bonding kind of travel forever.

  58. Hey savi and vid ? u guys are just awsome , i started following u from last few days on instagram ?yesterday i read one of your blog .and I started reading them all.. Your travel diaries are so motivational ..? they always make me think to plan a trip ?
    Hope to meet you soon guys?

  59. Hello
    I have been following you in Instagram.U both make perfect travel couple goals.Me and my husband is taking inspiration from you both.Love to see your posts.Keep traveling.All the best.?

  60. No words for both of you….just awesome!
    Good wishes for your future journeys and have happy life ahead
    What say about moon ? ?

  61. Love to be on board with you guys atlast ! Have been following you from past three odd years !! after accidentally finding you guys on FB accidentally !!! I am a sort of travel freak too..but have been doing group tours and customised tours frm past 12 years with family and friends .last winter did Ireland (group )and Scotland customised with my sister .loved it .I am in 50ties and never ever feel my age .ha ha I was going through your blogs and have zeroed on to Netherlands during the tulip season next with family .thanks a ton for the renewed inspiration for travel adducts like me and my kind .Cheers !!!!!!!

    1. So happy to hear that and all the best for all your future travel endeavours 🙂 we’d love to read/hear about them so do share when you’re back 🙂

  62. Hi guys! I’ve been following you guys on Instagram but i have visited your website today. what a great content & creative web page, no doubt it has consumed lot of time & hard work but hey all your hard work pays well for you & for us in terms of great ocean of knowledge.
    Keep exploring, sharing & smiling.


  63. Your blogs give much-wanted wanderlust goals, thank you for sharing your experiences. I am a travel photographer (Instagram- bhatakuuu) and recently started writing blogs.

    1. Dear Savi and Vid,
      You guys are beyond awesomeness! Your desires and dreams reflect in your writting and pictures. After going through your whole blog, you guys gave me a dream to live for and courage to achieve it. Keep travelling XOXO.

  64. Hey, your post is really motivational & inspirational for all traveler people, I always thought to explore the world like you but all the time passport kinds of stuff are coming.

    1. We earn using all the sources listed above 🙂 Yes full-time travelling is part of our business model

  65. I also want to experience and travel in many places you! The article shared really well, thanks a lot

  66. Hey, Following you guys is becoming more & more tempting to travel around. Looking at the current pandemic situation , im not sure how long will it take to settle things down and hit the airports. I & my wife have to go to germany from 14th to 18th june 2021 for a business related expo and from there I am planning a short (max 10 days) surprise trip for my wife to iceland & faroe islands, tentative dated are 19th to 30th june 2021. Can you plz help me out with details like where to go , what to do , budgeting etc. Reason im thinking about it in advance is because i want to see if at all its feasible or else we can plan some other destination.

    1. Hey Malav – great you are planning this in advance 🙂 We have detailed articles on both Faroe Islands and Germany that will help you plan you trip in great detail- do read them

  67. Its actually a dream to travel the country and have such a life where you live with passion and joy. I was so happy to see your profile and read article indeed a inspiration you are.

  68. Hey Savi and Vid,
    I am a dentist and I am studying for my entrances for a masters degree. I have following you guys on Instagram for the past three years and have travelled the world with you. Your experiences definitely inspire everyone but they also allow many to explore the world through your eyes. Being a fellow travel enthusiast I hope that i will, one day, be able to travel the world too.
    Love you both! ❤

  69. Your articles are becoming more and more attractive to travel around. Looking at the current pandemic situation, I’m not sure how long it will take to settle things and get to the airport.

    1. Hey
      Wonderful article
      I want to enquire as you have vistrd more than 80 countries .
      Do any one of you especially Savi had to change your surname for applying visa to European countries?

      1. Hi Shivani – no savi did not change her name after marriage and has not needed to change her name to visit any country. That’s not something a country can ask you to do ?

    1. It’s lovely to find you guys. My husband and I are also fond of travelling sans any guide… We explore the cities on our own and mingling with the locals is the best way to travel.
      However all our trips have been put on the backburner because of the Covid pandemic.
      Wish to travel soon once the world recovers….
      Love to you guys too ❤️ keep posting and keep rocking !

      1. Thank you for your message 🙂 Welcome to the Bruised Passports family 🙂 Yes, here’s to resuming travel soon

  70. Heyy i m just 20 and thinking about to do travelling n volling…..but as u know we belong to middle class families we are just told to focus upon our carrer….so what should i do….do vlooging or focus upon my carrer……i m thinking to work n focus upon my carree n gather money to buy camera n bike so i could start vlogging

  71. Hi Vid and Savi,

    Hope you and your family are doing well in these trying times.

    I, Dr. Himanshu Mehta, am a celebrity Ophthalmologist Eye Surgeon from Bombay, Chairman of the, The Vission Eye Centre (

    I run an independent Youtube channel – Mirror Wisdom Reflected ( wherein I interview a lot high profile intelligent achievers to try and reflect the learnings of their lifetime so as to improve one an all; like:

    – BK Shivani Didi (
    – Jt. Commissioner of police law and order – Vishwas Patil (
    – Covid wave 2 (
    – Vaccines (
    – Bollywood singer KK / Salim Merchant/ Sonu Nigam (
    – Ashish Chauhan; President Bombay Stock Exchange (

    You both have such a radiant and energising personality. Your journey of extensive travelling over the years has truly been an inspiration for everyone. Besides your insights and dynamism into wealth creation for yourself and others, I as a doctor was extremely impressed by your unique journey and the niche that you both have created for yourselves.

    I would be happy if you could enlighten and inspire this amazing journey of yours to me and all our followers.
    I would love to collaborate with you and get to know you both better. Please provide your availability so that we can extend the communication further and have the opportunity to take this forward.

    Thank you for your time and hope to hear from you soon.
    Please let me know if there is anything that you would want to know.

    It would indeed be a pleasure to have you with us on our channel, on a Thursday convenient to you. We generally do a live interview on the Zoom platform between 8:30pm to 9:30pm every Thursday.

    Thanking you,

    Dr. Himanshu Mehta

  72. Is it necessary to change the the surname of girl after marriage to get visa of some country?
    Did anyone of you change your surname to travel abroad?

  73. I never ask people, how much money one makes, neither I like disclosing how much I earn. But, I have ever been wondering, how does travel blogging suffice and provides enough money especially for your luxury travel and the number of places you guys visit on a yearly basis. Just curious to know the business model, and from where the money comes from.

  74. Hi savi and vid !
    I’m a doctor and a travel lover too ! But due to my tight schedule I hardly get to travel .The day I got to know you guys through your blog bruised passports I have been virtually travelling and it gives me immense pleasure ! Recently I got your book and I’m gonna read it whenever free even for a day ? god bless you both ! You inspire people in so many ways ❤️

  75. Hey. We are planning our first international trip as a couple. Can you suggest which place should we start with (taking care of budget as well)

  76. Savi n Vid ..first things first ..GOD BLESS YOU GUYS ??? Yours is the bestest travel blog I ve come across …n it’s my go to deal everytime I need to feel refreshed ..? you won’t believe it but urs is the first page I check the moment I step out of the hospital ….! You guys are so refreshing ..sorted ..warm..genuine .and …kind in your approach n ur passion rubs off on the reader too ?????? May God keep you both healthy .. happy..n content always ???

  77. Keep up the good life. Travel and experience new notions and ideas. Develop a bond and connection between worlds.
    Humans have always been foragers, time in and time out.

  78. Hello! It is great to look at your videos and I think they’re very informative. I am trying to apply for Schengen visa. I have a work visa in the United States with an Indian passport. Do you have any suggestions for this process?

  79. Love your articles and info. Would like to go to Lapland next winter but want to avoid the expensive and crowded tourist areas. Just interested in staying in a small village/ town dark enough to hopefully see the auroras and where we could walk or short drive for meals.
    Just want to hang in the snow as a local. The only other thing would it would be nice to see some reindeer.

    Any suggestions?

  80. Your journey is so inspiring for us savi and vid. Right now, I’m into a confused state so, could you guide on how you both found your passion and how a novice can start finding their passion and start working.

  81. Your journey is so inspiring for us savi and vid. Right now, I’m into a confused state so, could you guide on how you both found your passion and how a novice can start finding their passion and start working

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