TRAVEL WITH SHAMA – WHAT ARE WE
Hello, My name is Shama Parveen, also known as Travel with Shama I’m a Professional Travel Blogger and Photographer who travel the world with my friend Nathan
My vision with Travelwithshama.com is to share my passion for travelling as well as to inspire and help others to travel more and better. We only have one world, and it’s far too beautiful and interesting to miss out on. Let’s explore the world together!
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My travel guides & articles
The Hotel and Travel guides that you read on Travelwithshama.com are written from my own experiences and research while travelling. They are structured in an easy-to-read format with a focus on details that matters.
I write them in a way that is helpful to as many people as possible, without being too personal. The articles are frequently updated to ensure that the information is still correct and up-to-date.
What to expect from me as a Travel Blogger?
I don’t accept sponsored trips unless it’s a once in a lifetime experience. This sets me apart from travel magazines and many other travel bloggers who mostly attend press trips where everything is paid for.
When it comes to my experiences I will always stay 100% honest, and I will never beautify a destination, hotel or restaurant. Usually, I’m travelling like a flash packer, which means that I often stay in a medium-range hotel and travel lightly.
Occasionally, I do splurge and stay in luxury hotels, and that is what you can expect from me as a travel blogger. Real travel experiences from a regular tourist that just happen to enjoy sharing travel tips with others.
Additionally, I love history, facts, and culture, so you’ll also be able to learn a lot more about the countries that I’m visiting.
What kind of destinations do I go to?
Beyond classic and obvious tourist attractions/places, I often visit places off the beaten path and mix my travels from budget to luxury. There is no country or destination that I couldn’t imagine exploring.
I leave politics outside my travels, and try to interact with locals as much as possible to learn about their culture and traditions without prejudice.
Travelling locally is a lot of fun and I would rather eat at a local place or a unique restaurant than just sit down at a touristy one. I also love home stays where you get to stay at a local family’s house, eat with them and hang out together.
7 random facts about me
To learn at least 7 different languages before I die is one of my goals.
I want to save a Species ( it is also my biggest Dream)
Before I started to travel, I had never ever held a DSLR in my hands. Nowadays I can call myself a professional photographer.
I have a need for being alone every now and then. Even if I’m with family or friends, there will be a limit where I would rather be by myself and just be. I love to philosophize, just as much as I love to meet new lovely people.
As a kid, my biggest dream was to become an Marine Biologist and help ocean creatures.
I love animals, even spiders (they are super cute if you watch them closely), but I have a special connection with cats.
Few things in the world make me as happy are ICE CREAMS. When I was a kid my mom gave me home made ice creams and after that, I was happy for hours. If you want to make a good impression on me, Offer ICE CREAMS! rather than coffee.
All reviews on this website are from my own experiences. They are not sponsored in any way unless otherwise stated. Hotel reviews, airline reviews, are written to help others to make better choices.
Reading reviews is important before making a decision to buy or book a trip, and getting the most value for the money.
Photography School & Inspiration
When I started to travel full-time, I quickly fell in love with Photography. It was something that was completely new to me, and I learned everything about photography and cameras from scratch.
Nowadays, I can proudly call myself a professional photographer that is self-taught. On this blog, I’m sharing tips on how to take better photos, no matter if you have a PRO-camera or a simple cellphone.
Responsible Travel is another topic that lies close to my heart. It’s a subject that definitely deserves more attention, and thus I’m striving to enlighten others about the dark sides of animal tourism as well as how to be a responsible traveller.
Awareness and education are the first steps to improve ourselves, and by writing about this, I’m hoping that I can make others think one more extra time before they act.