About Me

Travel and Lifestyle Writer, Founder & Editor of The Hotel Explorer, Social Media Addict, Spa Enthusiast, Fashion Lover, former Business Journalist. 

Email: vishakha.talreja@gmail.com

Follow Me on Twitter: @vishakhatalreja 

Follow Me on Instagram: @vishakha.talreja 

How It All Started 

We all dream of quitting our job one day for something we love doing. I had those dreams as well and in December of 2013 I quit my job at the New Indian Express to start an online hotel discovery platform- The Hotel Explorer and get into blogging full time. I started my career with India's leading business daily The Economic Times, as feature writer covering travel and hospitality beats. I have also worked with The Financial Express and The New Indian Express. I flirted with television as a news medium as well and spent about two years at The Headlines Today (now India Today Television). Even though print is my first love, I strongly believe in the power of digital media. News breaks on Twitter these days and goes viral on social media. Blogging is a powerful media today to express your opinions, help brands talk to consumers and create content that is informative and inspiring. Here at The Urban Explorer ( in case you didn't notice the name of the blog), I am doing just that! 

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