Lifestyle and travel writer Shivani Vora considers herself lucky to live in her favorite place in the world: New York City. While Manhattan’s Upper East Side is home, she’s constantly venturing off to a new part of the world. Her recent exploits include learning how to ride a gondola in Venice, walking through villages in the Cotswolds, finding prehistoric ruins on a beach in Ireland and going on a scavenger hunt in the Louvre with her young daughter. Then, there are her yearly trips to her birthplace of India where the adventures are too innumerable to mention.

She always had the instinct for exploration, but her passion for scoping out new destinations and rediscovering old ones was fueled while she was the travel writer at

She is a now regular contributor to the New York Times but has written for prolific publications such as the Wall Street Journal, National Geographic Traveler, T Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler and Departures.

Shivani is most excited about her twice weekly column for the New York Times Travel section: Today's Travel is a look at the hottest news in the travel world.

When she’s not in front of her computer or on the road, she's either full of guilt about not spending enough time with her two daughters or feeling like the world's greatest mother for having managed to balance it least for that week.

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