“Not all those who wander are lost.” – J.R.R. Tolkien
Butterflydiary is a travel resource for the culturally curious, perpetual wanderer who seeks experiences that enrich both mind and soul. A chronicle of colorful travel and tales, the site was started by Charu, who left her career in Investment Banking to pursue her passion. At its core, Butterflydiary is all about transforming one’s outlook and enriching perspective through travel. The site focuses on affordable luxury destinations, local food and arts culture, and the digital community.
Butterflydiary is also committed to addressing the issues of responsible travel and why travel matters. Charu was born in India and has lived in three continents: Africa, Asia and Europe. She’s the kind of person who learns far more from visiting a place than from a book (and frankly, who wouldn’t?). Charu and Matthew met in college while pursuing their other passion–music–and have been travel sweethearts every since. They also travel as a vegetarian/vegan couple, and are always on the hunt for that uber combination of eco & vegetarian friendly destination.
In front of the Samantha’s Bewitched Statue in Salem
San Antonio, Texas
Carmel by the Sea, Monterey, CA
Canyon of Eagles, Burnet County, Texas
Santa Fe, New Mexico
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Taos, New Mexico
Fort Myers, Florida
Charu and Erika during Fashion’s Night Out
Catskills, New York
Hawaii (The Big Island)
With the arrival of Baby Erika, the blog is veering more towards family travel. Watch out as we give her the world!
Charu and Matthew have both hosted events and managed extensive social media campaigns. We are available for speaking engagements, photography, professional writing services, social media management and brand consulting. Charu’s work has appeared in U.S. Airways Magazine, USA Today, The Huffington Post and other publications.