I had an incredible conversation with Priyanka Jain, the Founder of Roaming Clan. The origin of this episode is actually quite interesting, and maybe even a proof of concept. Earlier in the year, I did an episode with Vikram Bharati that started off as two friends catching up and ended up having a long discussion about his new and rapidly growing business called Tribe Theory. This is a must-listen.
It turned out that I had to go to Singapore during May for some business and I decided to try staying at the flagship Tribe Theory hostel in Singapore. I was more than pleasantly surprised. It was a pretty awesome place. It was there that I had the chance to meet Priyanka’s sister Prerna Jain. She and I had a great conversation and after telling her what I did, she said that I had to talk to her sister. The loop was closed.
Priyanka tells a great story about how Roaming Clan was started. She had been working corporate jobs, doing well and just decided that she wanted to take a 3-month trip to recharge. That trip turned into a year-long adventure and the things that she learned and experienced during that year inspired her to start and build Roaming Clan.
Priyanka and I had a true conversation. She asked me if during my travels I had ever run into a solo Indian female traveller…and I had to admit that I had not. That was part of her point. There are plenty of individuals who would benefit from having others with whom to travel. Essentially, Roaming Clan is a community of trustworthy travelers. ‘Roamers’ can join group trips, post their plans in travel clubs & look for like-minded travel-mates.