Welcome to Epicurious Passport! We are Vrithi and Vikram and just like you, we love to travel. We are delighted that you have taken the time check out our website. Our motto is “Exploring the world one bite at a time!” We would love to have you join us on our journey around the globe.
Travelling has got to be one of the main reasons that brought us together. We had an arranged marriage in India and when Vikram came to meet me for the first time, one of the first questions he asked me was if I liked to travel. You probably guessed my answer by now. I was super excited that Vikram shared the same enthusiasm as me with regard to a lot of things, travel included.
About Vrithi and Vikram – Our Story
Like I said before we had an arranged marriage in India. I get a lot of raised eyebrows when I tell people this! Well, although it is fairly common to have an arranged marriage in India, it is not the norm these days and is not heard of in other parts of the world. So let me break it down for you. Quite simply put, an arranged marriage is like being set up on a blind date, by your parents. You still have a choice to say no (well most times).
So when Vikram and I met for the first time, I had just returned from an amazing trip to Nagaland in eastern India and Vikram had just returned from Hong Kong. The whole time we only spoke about our travels and this was when we knew that we were meant for each other.
As of 2017 we have been married for 5 years now. Together we have been to over 30 countries around the world. But it was only five years AFTER we started travelling together that we decided to start our blog to share our enthusiasm and to inspire people to travel. In that time we created a little human who is now 3 years old and is a seasoned traveler. She has been to 14 countries as of her third birthday and her favorite country is Germany (I think it’s because of the delicious sausages).
We are a fun-loving, adventurous foodie family whose main ambition in life is to see and eat as much of the world as possible. One of the main factors that help us choose a destination, is the local food. We got really lucky that we are both big foodies. We take any opportunity we get to go out there and explore some more and try every cuisine that is out there.
We currently live in Nashville, TN. Vikram was born and raised in Milwaukee, WI, and is currently a physician and works 5 days a week, which leaves us with weekends and holidays to explore.
I was born and raised in Ooty, a small town in the mountains of southern India. I have a background in Hospitality and an MBA in Marketing and Finance. I moved to the USA after we got married and have been globetrotting since.
We believe that travel brings people together and that it helps people better understand other cultures. In doing so we are spreading world peace, in a small way!
“When we can appreciate other cultures, we are breaking the barriers between countries and continents and truly become one as Humans.”
Our travel style
We don’t have one specific way we travel. We like to mix it up a bit. Sometimes we like luxury travel and other times we backpack. Sometimes we like All-inclusive resorts and other times we love eating street food. We like relaxing on the beach as much as jumping off planes! I guess it depends on the destination and if our little munchkin is joining us on our expeditions. But we generally despise organized tours and usually like to plan everything ourselves. We even plan a lot of our friends’ and relatives’ travels throughout the year.
We usually travel with our daughter and try to sneak in one or two trips a year when she is getting pampered at the grandparents’! We got really lucky with great sets of grandparents who don’t mind watching her when we are out exploring the world.
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