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Hello! I'm Shreyas - a Bengaluru based traveler, passionate about the art of exploration. Landscapes excite me and cultures intrigue me.

'Map My Stories' was conceived as a YouTube channel for my raw travel vlogs. Exhausted by the "content" game, I rebuilt it into an Immersive travel experience curation project bringing in the joy of slow, mindful exploration. 

The goal is to share my passion for these places (and its local communities) with you through my curated journeys & itineraries.

Three years (& counting) of non-stop travel has led me to approach exploration like an art form.

Have I earned the right to call myself a "Travel Experience Curator"? Why don't you find out?

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How is 'Map My Stories' Different?

Impact-driven

I place local communities at the centre of my curated journeys.

My curations are designed to support local & indigenous.

Personally Curated Community

I am selective about who gets to join my journeys. The journey needs to be an enriching experience for all. Travel with only those you vibe with. Quality over Quantity, always. 

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I purposely scout locations that are away from tourist crowds and wish to keep them that way. A strong request is made to keep locations a secret.

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FAQ About 'Map My Stories'?

How is 'Map My Stories' not a travel company?

It's personal. There's no "staff" or "team of employees". Journeys that I haven't personally experienced myself aren't on my website.  Unlike most travel companies, I initiate projects to support local communities.

If 'Map My Stories' isn't a travel company why are you charging a service fee?

After personally exploring and vetting locations for quality and safety, initiating  experiential projects, training the locals to facilitate these projects and marketing these projects to responsible travellers, I believe I deserve some financial compensation. The money supports me in curating more such projects in other locations. 

Why are locations kept a secret?

Eco-sensitive locations getting destroyed by over-tourism as a result of mindless geo-tagging on social media has left me heartbroken. Travel should be accessible to all - But at what cost?

Also, keeping locations a secret is my way of protecting my itineraries (that I've put time, money and effort into designing).

 
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