Ola Beautiful minds,

My name is Shilpa. I enjoy the little things that life has to offer us-from the gorgeous landscapes to delicious cuisines to adventurous mountain hiking. I believe one doesn’t have to travel miles to experience this when its right in our backyard.

About the trippie

Welcome to the creative world. Whether you are planning to travel or just looking for inspiration, you’re at the right place. The Trippie (previously called the satori saga) is a tastefully blended blog where you’ll find suggestions on how you can travel as a backpacker, secret tips to planning a trip on a budget (yet luxurious) and local guide. The Trippie is now a combination of lifestyle, home + travel blog.  

Apart from words, I have a passion for telling stories through watercolors and digital wacom. So you’ll be seeing a lot more of my quirky illustrations in the near future.

About Me

Growing up in a region known for its diverse culture, sure had its benefits. I have been fortunate to meet people who are glad to strike up a conversation about their life, their friends and family back home. Such conversations that has led to some great friendship over just a cup of coffee/beer – has given me a broad picture about places around the world – from a locals perspective. 

Brought up in Abu Dhabi and then married to an engineer who equally had a passion for travelling, I was able to do a lot more travelling, while I sketched and photographed along the way. I also polished my writing skills by taking up freelance content writing that also helped me fund my travels. I moved to Melbourne in 2015 and I am excited to begin a new life, which means I’ll have lot more stories to share with you all.

My passion for art began at childhood and quickly realised it wasn’t just childhood infatuation. Though I was sketching and painting since I can remember, I knew I had to take it to the next level. It all  started after a family trip to Malaysia in 2011.

We had no photographs from the trip as they were accidentally deleted. So I doodled away all my thoughts, with short phrases about the time and weather, the surrounding, and the smell of the place when I was there. This led to learning all the new things in life. 

Within an hour, I set up a blog.

Now that I’ve shared my story, let’s hear yours. You can connect with me on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.