Hi, I’m Kavi!
I’m a scientist, writer, jet-setter, former New Yorker, and newly transplanted Chicagoan. I’m passionate about travel and seeing the world! Over the years, I’ve taken every opportunity that I could to travel, but eventually, those few measly weeks of vacation time per year weren’t enough to satiate my wanderlust, and I did something a bit drastic: I quit my day job and backpacked around the world! It was an amazing experience, which pushed me outside of my comfort zone and showed me the beauty of the world and its people.
I started this website as a way to document my travels, but it evolved into something more; through blogging, I rediscovered my love of writing and communication. This insight led me to shift careers, from scientific research to medical communications to pharmaceutical advertising & promotion. And with these shifts, I moved halfway across the country, from NYC to Chicago – a whole new set of adventures.
As my tagline suggests, this blog isn’t just about travel; it’s also about the other things that make my world go round. Things like science, photography, exploring my new surroundings in Chicago, trying new recipes, spending time with friends and family, and of course, dreaming of my next big trip! I’m not sure where the future will lead me, but as the saying goes, it’s all about the journey. Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you’ll join me for the ride!
Congrats on starting your blog, Kavi! Can’t wait to read about all your adventures!
Thanks Jenni! Following in your footsteps!
I would argue that you were fab well before the lab! Looks good!
Aww, thanks Laura… that means a lot coming from someone who’s known me as long as you have!
Hi Kavi! Just found your blog and am looking forward to following and catching up on old posts. Have a great end to the weekend.
Thanks for stopping by Jenn! I look forward to checking out your blog as well 🙂
Many thanks for taking the time to like my post. Your adventures are inspiring me to continue my travels after Canada 🙂
My pleasure! The travel bug is contagious 😉
Travel is a wonderful thing, keep it up.
I completely agree with you, and I’ll try my best to keep traveling!
Thanks for the like! Awesome blog you’ve got here! I like it, will follow it 🙂
Hi Tina, glad you like it 🙂 Thanks for checking out my blog!
Your pic @the top: you’re in CT aren’t you?? I live there 😀
Hi Saajida, you’re correct – that photo was taken in Cape Town! I was there in March, and my friends and I hiked up Take Mountain. I love your city!
Aah! that’s great 🙂 Table Mountain 😉 You must come again! I’m actually from Durban, but moved to CT a few months ago. Loving it too 🙂
If I ever have the chance to return to SA (And I would love to!), I’ll let you know 🙂
Hey Kavi thanks for the follow! There’s alot about the blog that is similar to mine….we love lots of different things about life….that’s cool.
Hey Karen, thanks for checking out my blog as well. I enjoy your travel themes!
Hello there, I think your blog is very interesting and refreshing, hence I nominate you for Inspiring Blog award. I believe participation is an optional and in case if you are interested ples check http://rabbitcancook.wordpress.com/2012/12/06/inspiring-blog-award-2/
Thank you so much Rabbit! My first blog award 🙂
Two lively things , you are enjoying . . . Food & travel , which in turn are never gonna let you down 🙂
Nirav / India .
I think you’re right! Thanks for the message, Nirav.
Hey, I love reading your blog and have nominated you for One Lovely Blog Award! Please check out my blog for details, post the award on your sidebar and spread the love to some of your favorite bloggers!
Thank you so much! What an honor 🙂 I will check out the link and follow up soon.
Nice reading about you. I was here by chance
Thanks. I invite you to visit my blog Ajaytao2010@wordpress.com. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may definitely find something of your interest.
Thanks for checking out my blog – I’ll take a look at yours as well!
Thank you for stopping by Ancestreats and liking our “Spinach Casserole” post. Wow, you’re back from a year abroad. Do you still have the travel itch, or does it feel good to have a home base again? One positive is you may have access to a kitchen, 🙂 Next time you’re cooking up a family fav, we welcome you to share it on Ancestreats via the submit page.
Thanks for the message, Leslie. I think I was born with the travel itch, so yes, I still have it 😉 I am definitely enjoying my time at home though, and with that, the luxury of a nice big kitchen! Love your blog – keep it up!
GO girl! 🙂
haha thanks Kev! I appreciate your enthusiasm!
Appreciate your stopping by my site earlier and leading me here Kavi. Your blog is lovely and I am delighted to hop on for the ride 🙂
Thanks Madhu! Welcome aboard 😉 I enjoy reading your blog as well!
Love it. Thanks for stopping by and introducing me to your world!
Thanks for checking out my blog, Sara Ann! Nice to connect with you 🙂
So Kavi, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.
Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.
If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂
Have a great old day…
Hi Kavi! I have nominated you for the Awesome Blossom and Lighthouse Awards. Please get the badges at http://wp.me/p4doQv-a0 and more info as well. I hope you have a fantastic day! Cher xo
Thank you so much Cher! It means a lot to me that you took the time to nominate me for these awards. It’s been great getting to know you via the blogosphere!
Nice blog, loved it. Keep it up and best luck for future blogging!
Thanks for the kind words! Glad that you enjoyed it!
Hi Kavi! I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award! You can obtain more details on my blog by following this link: http://wp.me/P4doQv-9K Thank you! Cher xo
Thanks Cher! I really appreciate it 🙂 Glad to have connected with a fellow Chicago blogger!
Hi Kavi! Great blog Love it! Looking forward to see more! 🙂