Welcome

Funtravelog is for couples and young families who are eager to travel the world while living and working abroad like us. Here you will find carefully curated itineraries with a mix of popular and offbeat experiences. We’ll help you make travel choices, by sharing how we made our own decisions. You’ll find reviews and lots of travel tips – we are the sorts who like to scout for fine dining restaurants on a budget or compare countries before booking flights.

We love scenic travel, foodie trips, staying in comfortable lodgings with character, easy hikes, farmer’s markets, street art, and learning about new cultures. If that sounds exciting to you, read on.

Bharat, Supriya, Raahi in Maine
Visiting the lighthouses of Maine

Our Story

Hello 🙂 We are Bharat, Supriya, and this is our daughter Raahi. Growing up in India, both of us have been on countless family vacations to numerous hill stations in our motherland. The memories from those trips remain with us and continue to fuel our desire of seeing the world around us. Both of us grew up in Kolkata, India, and moved to Boston six years back.  

Currently, New England is home away from home for us and our go-to stomping ground. Traveling with our baby is a new territory for us – one that we are so thrilled about.

As a couple, we’ve been documenting our travels for the past seven years. Both of us love photography, and Supriya thoroughly enjoys reading and writing. She also has a background in marketing & communications. 

Bharat & Supriya in the fields of Provence
Exploring the fields of Provence

Our Travel Style

Our travel style is outdoorsy, but we don’t believe in compromising on stays. We enjoy small, boutique lodges, B&Bs, rentals, and often go out of our way to find them. We do love to plan our journeys, but always keep room for diversions. Our preference for local activities and hidden gems surpass checklists.

We don’t try to see everything a place offers but handpick a few special sights. Also, we like to see things at a slow pace, often visiting one region or country at a time. We also get a kick out of planning travel logistics.

We love every aspect of travel, and especially nature. From hiking amidst the stunning landscape in the Faroe Islands to chasing sakura blooms in Japan to beach hopping in Menorca or road tripping in national parks in North America, we’ve fulfilled many travel adventures that our hearts have yearned for. All while keeping our Indian passports intact.

What you can find on Funtravelog

Our goal with this blog is to inspire you to plan the best possible trip. Whether that means choosing between travel destinations, planning an itinerary, making a yearly travel budget, collecting points and miles, finding delicious vegetarian food on your travels, or booking lovely, lesser-known stays

We write about travel destinations we have been to, hotel reviews, getaways from New England, yummy vegetarian foodie finds, road trips, and lots of travel tips and tricks. Off late, we are also including baby travel tips in our recent posts. 

Together, we’ve traveled to 16 countries together. Our blog has been active since 2010, and it gives us immense pleasure to have helped some of you plan your travels. 

About Bharat

Bharat loves the painstaking process of finding the right flights and figuring out the best way to use credit card travel miles. His superpower lies in creating a trip budget in his head minutes after thinking about an itinerary (he’s pretty fast with those too). 

He loves the outdoors and road trips and is currently dreaming about an RV trip through US national parks. 

Favorite Trip: Provence, France

About Supriya

Supriya is a bit of a daydreamer who loves getting into nitty-gritty details. So naturally, finding the best places to stay, eat, see or shop always ends up in her kitty. She loves landscapes, beaches, cities, and pretty much any travel adventure. She is also a Boston spotter with Spotted by Locals

She is dying to visit Puglia, Italy for the villages, beaches, and food!

Favorite Trip: Maldives

Supriya Manot
Raahi Manot

About Raahi

Recently, our baby girl Raahi (her name means traveler) has been joining us on all our adventures. Our one year old has already been across the globe – to Mexico, Florida, and Maldives (in Mama’s belly), all New England states, Death Valley National Park, and to India (outside of Mama’s belly). She enjoys looking at people, is accustomed to car journeys, and loves beaches. 

On Raahi’s travel wishlist?

The whole world? We hope 🙂

Where can you find us on social media?

Life with a baby can be busy, and we try our best to share our journey as we go. To follow our travels and blogs, find us on the following social media networks:

  • Follow snippets from our life on Instagram
  • Save our blog posts on Pinterest to access them whenever you begin trip planning.
  • Like our page on Facebook for all our latest blogs and travel photo albums. 
  • We’re only occasionally active on Twitter and share travel inspiration as time permits. 

Get in touch

Feel free to reach out to us through this contact us form. You can also drop us an email at [email protected]. We love listening to your travel plans and are happy to help out with suggestions.