Shivya Nath

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Shivya Nath Shivya Nath

Birth Date 1988
Birth Place Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India
Nationality Indian
Occupation Travel Blogger, Author, Social Media Consultant, Environmentalist
Channel Name The Shooting Star
Subscribers 3.38K subscribers

Shivya Nath (born in 1988) in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India, is a renowned storyteller, writer, photographer, digital nomad, and environmentalist. She is known for her transformative travel experiences and contributions to sustainable tourism. She gained widespread recognition with her travel blog, 'The Shooting Star,' and her bestselling book.

Early life and education

Shivya grew up in a protective family, often wondering about the world beyond the Himalayas. After completing high school at St. Joseph’s Senior Secondary School in Dehradun, she pursued higher education in Singapore. She graduated from Singapore Management University[1] in 2008 with a Bachelor’s degree in Economics and Marketing, earning Magna cum laude honors.

Career

Early Career

Shivya began her professional journey with the Singapore Tourism Board, where she discovered her passion for social media and travel blogging. However, her corporate job couldn’t contain her adventurous spirit. In 2011, she took a two-month sabbatical to travel across Western Europe and the Himalayas, which inspired her to quit her job and embrace a nomadic lifestyle.

Becoming a Digital Nomad

In 2013, Shivya sold most of her belongings and began living nomadically. She adopted a vegan lifestyle in 2015, driven by her commitment to animal welfare, environmental sustainability, and personal health.

Author and Influencer

In 2018, Shivya published her book, 'The Shooting Star,' chronicling her travel experiences and personal growth. The book became a national bestseller[2] shortly after its release. She also launched The Shooting Star Collection, a line of sustainable travel-inspired clothing.

Social Entrepreneurship

Shivya co-founded Voices of Rural India in 2020, a platform that supports digital storytelling for rural communities affected by the tourism shutdown due to COVID-19. In 2022, she established Climate Conscious Travel, an impact consultancy focused on integrating community-centric climate action in tourism.

Current Endeavors

Shivya is currently pursuing a Master’s Degree in Sustainability and Environmental Management from Harvard University. She continues to work on projects that combine conservation, community engagement, and climate action in tourism.

Personal life

Shivya Nath leads a nomadic lifestyle[3], having given up her apartment in 2015. She is an advocate for slow, meaningful, and sustainable travel, and enjoys spending time with local communities and exploring off-the-beaten-path destinations. Her hobbies include traveling and reading.

Awards and achievements

  • 2020: Gold for best communicator at the WTM Responsible Tourism Awards India.
  • 2018: Silver for best writing in a travel blog at TBC Asia Awards.
  • 2015: Voted Best Indian Travel Blogger[4] by Vogue India.
  • 2014: India’s Best Young Social Media Professional at CMO Asia Awards.
  • 2013: Best Indian Travel Blogger at Indian Blogger Awards.

Notable features

Featured on the cover of National Geographic Traveller[5] India in 2017. Highlighted by The Washington Post in 2019 as a traveler changing the way we think of the world. Named among 30 Global Champions of Environmental Sustainability in Hospitality and Tourism in 2022.

Media presence

     

References

External links

Shivya Nath at YouTube

Shivya Nath at Instagram

Shivya Nath's official website