New Year, New Look

The start of the new year is a great time for change and renewal. What better way to kick start 2016 than with a fresh, new visual layout and a refresh of Desi Globetrotter’s direction.

Welcome to the new and improved home of Desi Globetrotter – where content and photography meet technology and where original and curated storytelling ignites passion and curiosity in the world traveller. Through stories of world cultures, arts, design, food and adventure, Desi Globetrotter aims to inspire globetrotters around the world.

So what are some of the changes you will notice?


-The new design is responsive and retina ready across all mobile devices and tablets.
-Full social sharing features
-Infinite loading – watch the next article load as you scroll down on article pages.
-Full screen galleries
-User-friendly menu


In a couple of weeks I’ll be giving birth to my first child – my soon-to-be Baby Globetrotter! However, this doesn’t mean Desi Globetrotter will turn into a family travel blog. You may see a few more family travel articles, but Desi Globetrotter remains committed to providing an array of travel stories for all types of globetrotters – whether you enjoy travelling solo, as a couple, in a group or as a family.

Over the next few months I may not be travelling as much as I get used to my new role, but I plan on changing that by the second half of 2016 so I can share my passion for travel with our baby, too.

In the meantime, there will be guest posts, round ups, lists, original and curated storytelling to bring inspiration to Desi Globetrotter readers.

New Intro

Desi Globetrotter is an international online travel lifestyle magazine + blog dedicated to inspiring people to travel the world independently – by exploring local cultures, stepping out of their comfort zone and learning about themselves and others while on the move to their next destination, whether on a two week trip or a ’round the world journey.

Desi Globetrotter originally launched as a passion project in May 2012 to connect South Asians from around the globe with a love for independent world travel. “Desi” is slang for people, cultures and products from the Indian subcontinent (India, Nepal, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka) and also refers to the South Asian diaspora living in Canada, US, UK and beyond.

Since 2012, Desi Globetrotter has evolved into inspiration for not only South Asians travellers, but travellers from around the world inspired by global cultures, arts, design, food and adventure.

New Features

Through original and curated storytelling, destination guides, travel tips, round-ups, guest posts, profiles, interviews, listicles as well as personal reflections, Desi Globetrotter highlights:

Global Arts

A focus on global arts through a travel lens. Get a glimpse of local culture through the arts. From featuring street art to textile design + artisanal products, contemporary art museums to architecture and photography, Desi Globetrotter focuses on creating inspiring original and curated content highlighting world art and artists to travellers.

Cultural Travel

Desi Globetrotter aims to highlight the people and their destination through a cultural lens by respectfully learning, celebrating and understanding traditions, connections, customs and similarities found through experiential travel.

Connecting through Food

Whether its taking a cooking class from a local, trying street food, highlighting regional cuisine or sitting down for a meal and a conversation, Desi Globetrotter aims to understand the flavours, the people and cultures of a country through its food.


In this hectic world, travel is a way to help rejuvenate the soul. Through stories of spa + wellness, Desi Globetrotter aims to show why we all need a break at times.

Travel Journey

A traveller’s journey is just as important as the destination. Whether you’re a solo traveller, travelling as a couple or travelling as a family, Desi Globetrotter shares personal stories on how travel can change a person.

New year brings new changes. Here’s hoping for a successful, happy 2016 filled with travel adventure for all of my readers!

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Desi Globetrotter

Hi, I'm Parm, the founder and editor of Desi Globetrotter, an international online magazine + blog dedicated to inspiring people to travel the world independently. Based in Vancouver, Canada, I'm also a Marketing Coordinator at an art gallery, a Freelance Content Strategist and a Freelance Travel Writer with articles published in Conde Nast Traveller India, Huffington Post Canada, South Asian Woman Magazine,, and I love exploring the globe to learn and to connect with the world I live in. Got a question or comment? Let's chat! You can email me at: parm[at]desiglobetrotter[dot]com. Would love to hear from you!

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