With 54.1K folllowers, 826 Posts The Explorester is creating and curating best Vacation Goals in India and around the world. Manas and Sneha the Founders of The Explorester explore’s your next vacation spot around the world, together, through an Indian lens. It was a great opportunity to be able to Interview them as they are the inspiration to a lot of youngsters and other travel bloggers.
Tell us about the journey of your work and what influenced you the most?
Our love for travelling and all the raw beauty around us was the major influence behind Explorester. Travelling has always been our passion and we wanted to explore like traveler and not tourists and show the people a beautiful world around them, that they would otherwise miss hustling through life. That’s how The Explorester started.
The journey has been a crazy ride, honestly, we never thought we will grow as big as we are now, and that too so soon. Thanks to the love from all our followers and entire community, Today we are working with various lifestyle & travel brands and even Tourism boards. Now we clearly see a long long way to go, and a lot of miles to cover.
How do you educate yourself to take better pictures and what is that one question you would ask yourself before pressing the button?
Being from that Internet generation, we have inspiration all around us from Instagram, YouTube and many others. We also love attending photography workshops and photo-walks where we meet enthusiast like us and from whom we have a lot to learn.
Before pressing the button always ask – “Is that a shot worth making a memory of.”
What do you think is unique about your photographs and where do you see yourself in next 5 years?
We wouldn’t call our photography unique, but our way of exploring a new place is what most travellers don’t do, that’s unique, that’s the Explorester way, and that’s exactly what sets us apart. We see ourselves being a youth focused page for any kind of travel inspiration, be it locations (#TheExplorester), where to stay (#ExploresterStay), and what to do (#ExploresterToDo), all curated experiences under one roof.
Colour vs. black and white, which one would you prefer and why?
Though Black & White is Classic, we are always for the colours. We believe its about how you look at the world and how you embrace all those beautiful colours in one perfect shot. We believe in life, we believe in colors.
How much do you think that social media is important for the kind of work you do?
I personally don’t know anyone who is not on social media today (oh that includes my granddad) and being a social influencer, we definitely swear by it.
What would be your suggestion to the budding entrepreneurs?
As the saying goes – “Build a life you don’t need a vacation from.” (We took that seriously & built our lives around vacations. haha)
But just love what you do, and your passion is what will sell.