A&Z in the Media

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

These are some of the highlights.



Go Air in-flight magazine

Feature interview on Go Getter, the in-flight magazine of Indian 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



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


- Winner of the Trover Travel Scholarship January 2015

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

Backpack ME in Wanderlust Travel Magazine

Backpack ME in Wanderlust Travel Magazine



With international travel magazines & blogs:

- Wedding Vows Magazine India: feature “Travel Together for Healthy Relationships”

A&Z in Wedding Vows Magazine

A&Z in Wedding Vows Magazine

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

- Urban Dunya: Urban Legends – Ashray and Zara Love Lisbon!

- 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

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


Other Mentions & Highlights:

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

- Included in The Ultimate List of the Best Travel Bloggers in India by

- One of India’s Best Travel Blogs according to

- Featured in the Top 20 Couples Travel Blogs and Top Travel Bloggers Share Their Favorite Honeymoon Spot articles by Holiday Lettings from Tripadvisor

- Highlighted in This Real Life Couples Will Put Your Travel Goals to Shame by TripHobo

- Named as one of Wanderu‘s favorite Summer Bookmarks Travel Blogs of 2015

- Included in article “11 Stories Of People Who Quit Their Jobs To Follow Their Heart” by OfficeChai

- Featured in Quit Your Job and Go Traveling – 100 world Travellers Share Their Experiences by SuperJab

- Recommended as one of the Top 100 Travel Blogs of 2015 by Bob Around the World

- 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

- 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


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