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Laid Back Traveller is a travel blog about better family travels, lifestyles and more. Based on our travel experience, we focus on providing useful travel tips, ideas, perspectives and resources for families who are hesitant to travel with kids, to make their next family travel enjoyable. Hopefully we will inspire enough families to come out of their comfort zone and go experience places as we consistently do. We would then consider Laid Back Traveller a success. We would love to have your encouragement and support in realizing this distant dream.

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Hi, I am Pooja, the main writer of our family travel blog Laid Back Traveller. With a degree in engineering and Masters in Finance, I worked in the financial sector for some time until marriage. My life now is an amalgamation of mundane and that of a digital nomad. The meaning of travel to me meant different at different stages of life. During childhood it was about family time and a happy break from school routine, the locales hardly mattered then. During college, the travels used to bring welcome breaks but were also accompanied by thoughts of assignment deadlines.

The travel bug actually hit me after I completed my education and started earning. That’s when a casual conversation with my close friend took us backpacking across South East Asia. It was then I actually started experiencing places than just visiting them. Thus started a zeal to explore to satisfy my wanderlust.

After marriage things just worked out better for me thanks to my equally zealous Hubby. Accompanied by our daughter who is ever ready to get out of home, we often set sails on many interesting (and sometimes crazy) family adventures with dreams to travel not to escape life but for life not to escape us.


Namaste! I am Manish, the co-founder of our family travel blog Laid Back Traveller. A passionate traveller at heart and now a budding blogger, well.. behind the scene guy mostly.

However, for as long as I can remember, the sheer amount of beauty offered in the world has always fascinated me. If anything has made sense to me consistently in this chaotic world, it is the World of Travelling!

In 1997, chose not to pursue engineering in spite of clearing an entrance of a top Delhi engineering college and took up (the then not so popular) merchant navy as a profession, albeit with some family resistance, just for the inherent love of travelling & a dream for exploring new destinations.

Even after 19 years in the shipping industry with relentlessly slogging to climb up the ladder, my appetite for exploring still remains persistent if not more. Now, being a Captain on Merchant Naval vessels, perhaps still makes me Nomadic in essence.

As luck would have it, the best part now is that I get to share my travels with my equally zealous better-half and a sweet out-going daughter.

What used to be a hastily planned trip with friends decided in the fit of the moment, has now taken a turn for the better into a meticulously mapped out trip with the minutest of details worked out well in advance.

So, hopefully you got to know us a bit better now. Thank you for taking out the time to do that. We would love to continue to stay in touch, so please take a few seconds to join our free email newsletter so that you are updated with our new travel memoirs, tips, ideas and resources on our blog, or connect on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest or Google+.

Thanks again, and who knows, hopefully we could be your inspiration and give you tips for your own family adventures with kids!


Pooja and Manish Samtani

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