A&Z in the Media

Ashray and Zara have been featured on TV, print and a variety of travel related websites. 

These are just some of the highlights.



Go Air in-flight magazine

Feature interview on Go Getter, the in-flight magazine of Indian based airline GoAir.

Read the full interview here.

Backpack ME featured on Go Getter, GoAir's inflight magazine

Backpack ME featured on Go Getter, GoAir's inflight magazine


Visao Magazine

Why do we travel? That is the question we answered on an article for Portuguese Magazine Visão, on their travel related supplement Visão Viagens.

Backpack ME in Visao Viagens Magazine (Portugal)

Backpack ME in Visao Viagens Magazine (Portugal)


TV: “Portugueses pelo Mundo”

Portuguese national TV channel RTP visited Dubai to shoot an episode of “Portugueses pelo Mundo”, a documentary showcasing the lives of Portuguese expatriates around the world. Zara shows Portugal around town and introduces Ashray, talking about what it’s like to live in the Emirates!



Backpack ME around the wwWEB



With international travel magazines & blogs:

- Eat Your World: Q&A with Backpack ME Travel Bloggers

- Justin Plus Lauren: Travel Blogger Thursday

- Where Is Your Toothbrush?: A Traveler Interview With Backpack ME

- The Redhead Story: Meet A&Z of Backpack ME

- The Yoga Nomads: Meet Ashray & Zara of Backpack ME

- Smart Indian Women: Interview with Blogger Zara of Backpack ME

- Nyah Magazine: Travel with Backpack ME!

- Discover Your Indonesia: Interview with Backpack ME’s A&Z, East meets West Blog

- RTL Go: In Conversation with Ashray and Zara


Audio interviews (radio & podcast):

- The Traveling Dan Travel Podcast #7: Traveling as a Multicultural Couple with Ashray and Zara from Backpack ME



Content created for other travel publications:

- Manfrotto Imagine More:

The Cool Barrios of Santiago de Chile

Sunset: Golden Hour Photos from Around The World

Uros Islands: How to be Touristic While Floating

The Temple Street Night Market in Hong Kong

- Regular contributor of Hotel & City guides for Hipmunk

- Blog: How to Avoid 7 Travel Scams Around the World

- Travel Blog: How to Do Dubai Without a Sheik’s Budget

- Oi Vietnam Magazine: In Love With Lisbon (print + web)

- The Alternative: Change your mind, Quit your job and Travel the world

- Migrationology: Portuguese Desserts, one sweet for each day of the week

- Our Oyster: Travel Budget in Dubai

- The PlanetD: Lisbon for Under 5 Euros

- Our Oyster: Travel Budget in Lisbon

- eTramping: Lisbon for Less Than $25 a Day

- A Cruising Couple: Sunday Snapshot: Holy Cows of India Roam Free

- Knok: Portugal: Eat Your Way Around Lisbon

- TeliportMe: USA National Parks on a Budget

- Scribble, Snap, Travel: The Ultimate Travel Tips from some of the World’s Top Travel Bloggers (collaborative article)

- Grrrl Traveler: 27 Must Try Foods from Around the World (collaborative article)

- Grrrl Traveler: 14 Vegetarian Must Try Dishes from Around the World  (collaborative article)

- The Travels of BBQBoy & Spanky: 19 Views From A Plane Window (collaborative article)

- Five Dollar Traveller: Eat Pray Love sucks: read these books about India instead (collaborative article)

- eTramping: 35 Coolest Hostels from Around the World (collaborative article)

- Crazzzy Travel: Romantic Budget Getaways (collaborative article)

- Dream Explore Wander: 10 Perfect Hideaway Spots (collaborative article)

- Don’t Forget To Move: Budget Travel Tips From Our Favorite Bloggers (collaborative article)

- Eff It, I’m On Holiday: Off My Bucket List (collaborative article)

- Nomad Letters: One Thing I Learned About Travelling (collaborative article)

- The Yoga Nomads: Travel Secrets from the Experts: Stay Healthy on the Road (collaborative article)

- eTramping: 25 Unique Coffee Experiences Around the World (collaborative article)

- Twenty-Something Travel: Friday Postcard of an Andean Girl

- Ways of Wanderers: Sunday Snapshot: Happy Kids in Ethiopia

- Heart of a Vagabond: Around the World in 7 Greetings (collaborative article)

- Contributor of travel content for AFAR The Experimental Travel Guide, Travel Dudes and Tripoto


* Other Mentions *

Highlights, competitions & awards:

- named us Travel Bloggers of the Month! travel blog of the month August 2013

- Winner of the Trover Travel Scholarship January 2015

- Mentioned on the weekly round-up of best articles on the travel blogosphere by National Geographic’s #NGTRadar Travel Lately

- Selected as “Wanderlust Blog of the Week” by Wanderlust Travel Magazine

- Our article FOOD PORN, A Year of Food Around the World was featured on the curated list of top travel blog articles #SeeTheWorld at The Cultureur

- Inclusion on “Favorite Travel Blogs” by blogger Tim Blight of UrbanDunya

- Article about Backpack ME’s travel videos in Argentinian blog Espiritu Viajero: Una Pareja Inspiradora

- Received Versatile Bloggers Award from Bisbocci Abroad

- Received Blogger’s Liebster Award from fellow blogs Espiritu Viajero, Heart of a Vagabond and The Travels of BBQBoy and Spanky

- Article about A&Z’s love story in Portuguese website Casamento Indiano

- eDreams Blog selected one of our articles under their Top 10 Travel Related News in September 2013

- Feature on Red Mangrove Galapagos Travel Blog about our travels in the Galapagos Islands Galapagos Travel Story: Zara and Ashray, Full-time Travelers (Video)

- Video review of Chill Spa in Dubai, for Dubai’s leading video guide:

- Finalist and 2nd most voted entry on Intrepid Travel competition “I Am Intrepid” with “Travel Around the World with A&Z” video

Spanish website Meneame featured one of Zara’s posts about Dubai on their front page, receiving more than 13,000 views and beyond 100 comments in only one day (in Spanish): Meneame, Por que deje Dubai y no Volvere

- Our content is regularly featured on ZITE App



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