About Me

My Story

Hi, I am Anu! A regular nine to fiver living in San Francisco, California, USA.

I am not a digital nomad, full-time traveler, or globetrotter. I am a regular working person with family and work commitments.

I love to travel and vacation with my family every chance I get!

Everyone loves vacations right? That feeling of breaking away from the routine, going someplace new, and experiencing new sights, food, and culture. Spending quality time with your loved ones and making new memories. I love all that too.

 But what I love even more is the excitement of researching a new vacation destination and planning for our trips. I am obsessed with thoroughly researching new places and creating detailed itineraries. Vacation planning is a stress buster for me, and I look forward to it!

Why read my Blog?

Traveling is my passion and what makes me feel alive. I am obsessed with travel research, exploring new destinations, and making the most of my time off from life commitments. 

Not everyone has the time or energy, or inclination to do research for their travels. I love travel research, but that doesn’t mean you love it too!

Or maybe you are looking for inspiration on where to travel for the next summer, winter, fall, or spring break!

With Destination Checkoff, I hope to –

  • Inspire people to travel and explore new destinations with my thoroughly researched travel guides.
  • Provide honest, practical itineraries and things to do for popular and off-the-beaten destinations.

 My travels

My goal is to see the world! And I am slowly checking off my dream bucket list destinations! Places I have traveled to date:

USA California, Hawaii (Big Island, Oahu, Maui), Nevada, Oregon, Alaska, Washington, New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Connecticut

*Currently living in San Francisco, California for the last 20 years!

Canada Banff, Jasper, Lake Louise, Icefields Parkway, Calgary, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa

*I am loving Canada in summer!

Germany – Munich

Switzerland – Zurich, Lucerne, Geneva, Interlaken, Bern, Zermatt

France – Paris

Austria – Innsbruck

Mexico – Cancun

India – Mumbai, Goa, Ahmedabad, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru

*I lived in India first 25 years of my life!

United Arab Emirates (UAE) – Dubai

Where I’ve Been Featured

I take pride in my collaborations, and below are some of the many places where you can find me!

Best Life (bestlifeonline.com) – The 12 Best U.S National Parks to Visit Solo

Best Life (bestlifeonline.com) – The 10 Most Underrated U.S. National Parks

Wanderera – Things to do in Big Island, Hawaii

Fitting in Adventure – Travel Writers were Inspired to Travel by These Books

Vagrants of the World – Warm Winter Vacations in the USA to Escape the Cold

Bridges and Balloons – Epic bucket list family vacation ideas

Nina Out and About (ninaoutandabout.ca) – Scenic Jasper to Lake Louise Drive via Icefields Parkway

Our Escape Clause – Stunning Places to Visit in Summer in the USA

Blogger at Large – Epic things to do in Las Vegas with kids

Hope you enjoy reading my Blog!