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At Bespoke Traveler I hope to connect people to unexpected ways of thinking about travel. This space is for anyone interested in practicing the art of paying attention. I want to provide fellow travelers of all ages and means with narratives that go beyond listicles to search for personal lessons amid environmental issues, social complications, and design concerns. Through examining various cultures, redefining geography, and questioning the past, my wish is to encourage everyone who visits this digital corner to pursue their own purposeful adventures.

I believe travel should be about exploration and open curiosity. I believe that travel can be a means of changing perceptions, it can be a source of wonder, it can help us connect with one another in meaningful ways. I also know that travel can be incredibly harmful to the environment and the lives of the people whose spaces are senselessly invaded. Therefore, how we travel is an important burden to keep in mind. I travel with a willingness to learn, to use all of my senses in order to discover stories about the world we live in, to reshape myself, and to gain a deeper understanding of systems at work.

I look forward to having you join me on my bespoke travels as we pursue and expand on these conversations.

-Atreyee Gupta


I have published four books and two journals about my travel experiences. All are available for purchase through Amazon and the Apple iBookstore. To buy my work or find out more about them, head to BOOKS + JOURNALS

If you are interested in reviewing any of my books on your website or on Amazon, GoodReads, or other platforms please contact me at


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I have been privileged to work with tourism agencies such as Expedia and the Marin Travel Bureau through Bespoke Traveler projects focused on sustainability and thoughtful exploration.

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Writing and traveling provide me the privilege of connecting with others in fulfilling ways. I invest time, effort, and resources into bringing you insightful travel perspectives. If you find value and inspiration here, consider supporting me by clicking on the “Donate” button below. It provides a secure PayPal form. Your patronage is highly appreciated.

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94 replies »

  1. Thanks for your encouraging support. my travels mostly took place years ago, but I love reading about the adventures of others

  2. What a captivating mission, and your “things to know about us” resonated with me. Can’t believe it’s taken me this long to find you, but now that I have, it’s going to be great to learn from fellow travelers.

    • Thank you so very much for your sweet words. I am always very grateful to learn that I have inspired anyone with my stories and I am touched that my purpose for the website resonated with you.

  3. Hello, thanks to visit and like my blog “Bieke give birth from 4 kittens”. You’ve a great blog! I’ll love to come back again…
    Best regards, Heidi

  4. Inspirational travel diversity and sumptuous photography. Could suffer from serious wanderlust after a browse through your blogposts – armchair travel will have to do in the meanwhile 🙂

  5. Hi! Happy to have found your blog! I love the layout, the style the content…everything! I’ve read some of your posts and I can’t wait to read more! I’m a travel lover too so I’m definitely Looking forward to following you 🙂

    Lisa |

  6. Thank you for the visit to my blog and your appreciation of my post. Your blog is indeed spectacular, the photos seem to carry me right into the frame. jc

  7. hi Atreye and Jesse, Nice to Know Your Blog, and Know both of you. Thank for visiting my blog, and appreciate some posts. I hope you’ll always give your appreciate to my blog.
    Thank you so much !!

    • Hello Pete!

      Thank you so much for the nomination and the kind words. It’s been awhile since we have done the blog award questionnaires, but we will try and answer yours as soon as possible.


  8. Just created my first blog on wordpress,, and so discovered yours. I look forward to using your past, current, and future posts of places to armchair travel now and to imagine real travel down the road. Compelling photos with tempting journey notes.

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