ABOUT ME & GYPSY ESCAPADE

Greetings, Namaste, Salaam Walekum, Satsriyakaal, Vanakkam!

Welcome to Gypsy Escapade, my journey into the world of travel and lifestyle.

mommy bloggerI am Saloni Kilam Rampal, fondly known as ‘Sal’. A free- spirited, creative writer, travel enthusiast and digital wanderer. Gypsy Escapade is my endeavor to envisage “The cultural world” of destinations, art & lifestyle.

Indian by birth, culturally mixed chick by virtue of my marriage, I take pride in my multi-cultural family background which helps me bond with people from different sections of the society quite comfortably.

A set career in marketing & communications with experience across advertising agencies and MNC set-ups, I transformed from a white-collared corporate employee to a travel blogger. Known for my corporate management and PR skills, being a people’s person always kept me on the edge. My journey has been extremely enriching and satisfying.

Happy with a progressive career that opened my avenues to travel, I experienced a mystical revelation of my buried wanderlust desires. But destiny had a something else in store for me as I shifted base from my home town to Mumbai- the city that never sleeps.

After ages, I was away from the protective environment of parents and in-laws, the unconditional love & support that you get from them. Life is so much easy and relaxed with the extended family around you. But that’s when you also run the risk of getting into a shell, a routine life which binds you to things which restrict your full potential as a person.

Sometimes breaks or movements are essential to give that much required boost to the creative animal in you. My move to a different city gave me just that. A set of new challenges to survive and settle in a new, fast paced city amidst people from different backgrounds & culture. You learn, survive, grow and sail through the trials & tribulations and become a more confident individual. These new experiences made me realize the hidden potential and passion that I had for travel and exploring new avenues, cultures, lifestyles and art.

I wanted to be a free and liberated person. Being Free for me doesn’t mean shirking away from my responsibilities. My role as a wife and mother continued to be priority but my focus & energies to bring out the traveler in me was seeing a different light.

I am fortunate to have a companion who is equally passionate about travel, fashion & lifestyle as I am. My husband realized the hidden fire behind my long corporate speeches and time spent on the lens and pushed me to pursue my passion with more zeal and dedication.

professional travel bloggerI’m not a nomad or backpacker in the literal sense but my passion to explore travel & adventure in a new perspective is no less. People often travel to break the monotony of life while I derive pleasure from a travel orgasm. I have travelled across Europe, US, Asia Pacific, Australia & Middle Eastern countries and loved every bit of the experience I had in each of these sojourns.

Travel is not all about spending money & exploring the place; it’s using your sensibilities and exploring things with an open mind. Over all these years of travelling, I still feel naked in my experiences as there is a long journey still to be covered and cherished.

Life for me now is not about following a master plan; it’s about exploring and evolving the master plan.

I am mother to a pretty looking little gypsy traveller, a wife to this man who stole my heart and above all I am who I am; liberated, free spirited and still exploring different versions of myself.

So if you too are willing to explore life through my eyes that is indeed real & liberal, then grab your most cosy comfort corner, sip your favorite hot chocolate, forget the world and welcome aboard to my awe experiences & encounters with a journey that is weird & wild only on Gypsy Escapade.

Truly Travelous
Your very own
‘Sal’
(Saloni Kilam Rampal)