165 + CITIES, 21 STATES, 4 UNION TERRITORIES, 5 COUNTRIES, 4 YEARS
Uncountable Kilometers and I am still counting….
I travel with a MOTTO– As a young solo traveller, I have incorporated Travel as a part of my education because there is more to learn in life than spelling rules and maths fact.
I travel with a MISSION– the mission to unhide and be a part of all the magnificence that surrounds us.
I travel with a DREAM – the dream to explore every corner of our country. Exploring the unseen India is my dream.
I travel for a REASON– the reason to show that travel is much more than what we think it is. Coming from a background where I grew up with a notion that solo travelling is not for women, I travel to prove that woman can TRAVEL SOLO!
In short, I TRAVEL to LIVE & LIVE to TRAVEL
Hello Everyone… Iam Swati Jain with Buoyant Feet My journey towards the world of solo travelling happened by chance and so was the decision to quit my precious 8 years old corporate career, in 2013. I never planned to quit my job. I did it all by CHANCE. It was, as if, something was waiting for me to give up on my mundane life, to experience something more fascinating in the outer world. A chance taken and I am living my dream life now.
I read that travel is addictive but life transforming? Travel came to me as my best life companion. Travel has not only turned me into a more humbled human being but I started appreciating even the smallest things in my life. I met some crazy souls on road who are today my closest friends.
I have gone as remotest as Zanskar Valley in Ladakh and travelled solo in states which are considered unsafe. While I keep reading articles on safety of Woman traveling Solo in India, I feel proud that I am managing to explore every street of India on my own, with some terrific memories in hand.
My journey in the traveling world didn’t start on a smooth note. I walked many breakers to live my dream. But I always believed that when you dare to dream, just take the first step in faith and the doors get open for you, without you even realising it. I opted to take that first step and my travel journey which was full of challenges initially, seems like a cakewalk now
I am also an Advance Level Certified Yoga Practitioner and a Life Transformative Coach at magneticpowerofmind.com
I got introduced to Yoga in 2013, when I was looking for a fitness programme to get back into the shape. I have never been a gym person and therefore joining the same was out of question. But irony is what started as a medium of fitness, soon turned into an obsession as I ended up graduating as an Advance level certified Practitioner in Yoga from Morarji Desai National Institute of Yoga. I never imagined that I shall reach this far in Yoga but they say, everything is for good.
Why Buoyant Feet ?
I have been asked this question on how I shortlisted my blog name. Some make fun too. But, I have got happy feet and I wanted the same to get highlighted in my blog name too and Buoyant Feet suited the best 😉
I started Buoyant Feet in 2014 on insistence from friends to share my travel stories with the world. Owning a Blog was a rare thing then. But being constantly on the move never permitted me enough time to keep it active and it was only in later half of 2016, that I realised that I should take my blogging career seriously
With Buoyant Feet, my focus has been to bring out my stories of personal transformation through travelling as well to share the rare tales left untold over the years. Primarily, my focus area are: Backpacking, Adventure, Luxury Travel, Responsible Tourism, Heritage, Architecture and now Fitness & Mental Health
Buoyant Feet has won many accolades and is a featured Top travel blog of India by Thrillophia, Holidify, Hello Travel, Via.com among others
Social Media Channels & Reach
Collectively, my follower base is over 45,000 (all organically generated, nothing paid) with an engagement of over 3000 (Last updated- March 2019)
Association with Tourism Boards
I have been fortunate to work with great tourism boards which includes Uttar Pradesh Tourism, Madhya Pradesh Tourism, Gujarat Tourism, Kerala Tourism, Andhra Pradesh Tourism, Punjab Tourism, Rajasthan Tourism, Arunachal Tourism, Nepal Tourism, Jordan Tourism, Dubai Tourism, Indonesia Tourism
Association with Brands
Some of the brands I worked with includes Cruise Professionals, Malindo Airlines, Wildcraft, Asus, Vivo Mobile, Cox & Kings, Thomas Cook, Godrej, Cleartrip, Zoomcar, HRX, Budweisier, Indigo, Wildcraft, Dettol, HRX
Talk & Interviews
My travel journeys have made headlines with portals like BuzzFeed, Indiatimes, Rediff, Tripoto, iDiva, Better Indian, Being Indian, Yourstory featuring me as an inspiring solo traveller. Read about my epic India journey here 🙂
I was one of the eminent speaker at an event organised my prominent media house yourstory.com, celebrating women day in 2016. Radio Mirchi ran a 15 minutes interview of my journey as a solo backpacker in India across the 36 stations
I am a freelance Travel writer for last 3 years and regular work with reputed journals like BBC Travel, Indiatimes, Happytrips and Airports Magazine. Here are my sample work
So come along with Buoyant Feet… who knows you might find me on the top of the world ONE DAY