Roaming the World: A Journey of Empowerment
As an intrepid globetrotter, she walks the unbeaten path, immersing herself in cultures spanning the globe.
From the snow-topped vistas of Greenland to the sultry favelas of Brazil, she weaves stories from her encounters, educating others about responsible and sustainable travel.
Meet Sucheta Rawal — a traveler, author, speaker, and founder of the non-profit organization, Go Eat Give.
Rawal's travel experiences have been unique and memorable. She recounts her experience in Greenland as a surreal one.
With a population of just 50,000 people, the vast landscapes, glaciers, and mountains create a captivating contrast to the populated cities most of us know. Here, she encountered the locals who lived so closely entwined with the land. Simple conversations around everyday activities like weekend plans gave her a glimpse into their unique lifestyle.
Rawal often embarks on her journeys alone, claiming that it creates a deeper connection with her surroundings and the people she encounters. Traveling solo, according to Rawal, heightens senses, and with some intuitive understanding of one's environment, it could be a delightful experience.
She shares some key tips for women traveling solo for the first time, suggesting them to blend into the culture, be mindful of their surroundings, and strike friendships with locals for a more enriching and safe experience.
While her journeys have been mostly rewarding, Rawal has also had her share of unsettling experiences. The frightful list includes desert storms, flight cancellations, closed bus stations and airports, and a tense overnight bus journey in the Middle East with armed guards on board.
Despite such unnerving events, she insists, realizing the temporary nature of hardships aids in overcoming fear and anxiety.
Traveling solo, according to Rawal, heightens senses, and with some intuitive understanding of one's environment, it could be a delightful experience.
At the heart of Rawal's travels is a commitment to sustainable and responsible tourism. She emphasizes how every trip can contribute positively to local communities by leaving a minimal impact. From choosing accommodations that support local employment to dining at family-run eateries and shopping at sustainable stores, Rawal highlights how one's choices can make travel more meaningful.
Rawal's travels have expanded her horizons and transformed her personality. Once an introverted individual, Rawal feels travel has enabled her to connect with diverse individuals, understanding more commonalities than differences.
Travelling has empowered her with the ability to communicate with people across the globe, leading to both personal and professional growth.
The passionate traveler has had her share of adrenaline-pumping adventures, from gorilla trekking in Rwanda to snorkeling at the Great Barrier Reef.
Despite the range of exotic foods she's savored during her travels, Rawal admits that she still craves home-cooked food after being on the road for a while. But among world cuisines, she asserts that the spicy delights from India, Malaysia, and Thailand, along with Mediterranean dishes from Italy and Israel, are something she never tires of.
Through her journey, Sucheta Rawal has indeed emerged as a global citizen, effortlessly traversing borders and bridging cultures, all while nurturing her adventurous spirit and commitment to responsible travel.
Reach Sucheta by visiting her website
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Meet Trinity Shi: a plant lover, traveller, and digital creator based in Los Angeles. Her passion for adventure and the natural world has inspired her to create content that encourages others to explore and connect with their surroundings.